Quayside sale goes back to basics
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Theresa McManus / New West Record
July 25, 2017 09:00 AM
The Quayside Community Board is scaling back its annual festival until construction settles down in the neighbourhood.
Vickie Turvey, president of the Quayside Community Board, said the board feels the festival would not be well attended because of construction in the neighbourhood and along the boardwalk, as well as a lack of parking for a large number of visitors. It’s decided to scale back the event and encourage each strata in the neighbourhood to take charge and coordinate a garage sale on their own property on Aug. 19.
“Once the construction dies down to a dull roar, we will bring back the festival better than ever,” she said in an email to the Record.
The board cancelled last year’s Quayside Boardwalk Festival and Sale because of logistical issues in organization the event, which would have celebrated its 10th anniversary. In past years the festival has featured a massive yard sale along the boardwalk, food trucks live music and entertainment on four stages, children’s activities and more.
“With 18 member buildings stretching along the Fraser River boardwalk and the tree-lined Quayside Drive, the new Quayside Boardwalk sale is set to become a summer destination for those who love going to outdoor sales,” said a press release from the board. “Besides fun and significant contributions such a sale makes to recuing waste from landfills, the QCB believes this new approach is a great way to further build community spirit, encourage volunteerism and get neighbours to know each other better.”
The Quayside Boardwalk sale will take place on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For info, visit www.quaysideboardwalk.com.