September 19, 2005
Source: University of Ottawa:
First Annual uOttawa Community Garage Sale
OTTAWA, September 19, 2005 — Moving away from home is exciting for many students as they discover their newly-found independence and free reign over the décor of their own place. It’s also an expensive time for students as they learn how difficult it is to pay for home essentials.
On Monday, September 26, 2005 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Morisset Terrace the First Annual uOttawa Community Garage Sale will offer students an opportunity to purchase new or gently used household items at cheap prices. There will be a live auction at noon of items donated by campus VIPs. For example, University President Gilles Patry has donated a set of his own dishes. Unsold items will be donated to local charities.
The staff chapter of the Alumni Association is coordinating the event along with the Student Federation, the Graduate Students’ Association, Community Life and the Gee Gees athletic club. CHUO, the campus radio station, will be providing entertainment and Chartwells, the university’s food services provider, will run a barbecue at the event.
All proceeds from this event will be donated to the University of Ottawa Student-Meal Bursary Fund. This food bursary program provides grocery vouchers to students in financial need. The staff chapter of the University of Ottawa Alumni Association initiated the important program. The University’s Financial Aid & Awards Office manages the distribution of the vouchers.
How to get involved:
Want to get rid of rarely used household items? (small and large appliances, kitchen utensils, furniture, household linens, etc.)
Items can be dropped off during normal working hours on Friday, September 23 at the Liaison Office (Tabaret Hall, room 088) or on September 26 between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. at Morisset Terrace! Exceptionally, short-term parking has been made available on the day of the event in the parking lot adjacent to the Thompson Residence for those who wish to drop off items.