One man’s junk is another man’s treasure

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This article was published 22/09/2021 (434 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

It’s been on hold for a while but Winnipeg’s 2021 Big Junk Wagon Sale is back, taking place at Winakwa Community Centre in Windsor Park on Sat., Oct. 9. The event is the place to be for upcyclers, makers, crafters, antique and vintage dealers and collectors of almost anything.

The antiques, vintage, and collectibles fall show and sale will feature over 60 vendors, booths and tables.

The sale held its first show in June 2019. Event co-ordinator Brian Tkachyk, onwer of Brian’s Corner Antiques & Thrift on Wall Street, wanted to give collectors and treasure hunters more opportunities to browse and find cherished items.

Supplied photo Brian Tkachyk, of Brian’s Corner Antiques & Thrift, is co-ordinator of the Big Junk Wagon Sale, to be held Oct. 6 at Winakwa Community Centre.

“I just felt that there was a need for another major antique and collectibles sale and through encouragement of other dealers and friends I decided to go ahead with it and so far the response has been great,” Tkachyk said.

Last year’s event was cancelled because of the pandemic so Tkachyk is expecting a big turnout as people are looking to get out and about again.

Over 60 vendors will have items priced from $1 to $1,000, and some higher. For those with an appreciation of history and the past, who are on the lookout to add to their existing collections or just to find unique items to decorate their own homes or give away as gifts, there will be a community centre full of items to peruse. The inventory on offer includes everything from rustic and vintage furniture to antique and retro toys, records and jewelry to sports cards, comic books and more.

Tkachyk hopes to have a food stand in place so those in attendance can grab a bite to eat while they shop. He’s been following public health regulations to determine what will be possible.  

The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 980 Winakwa Rd. Admission is $5.

Shoppers will be required to wear facemasks and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

For vendor information or to learn more about the event, call 204-781-9603 or email brianscorner1@gmail.com 

Janine LeGal

Janine LeGal
St. Boniface community correspondent

Janine LeGal is a community correspondent for St. Boniface who also writes the These Old Houses column for our Community Homes section.

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