On Saturday, June 3, tables of people’s supposed trash were on display for others to sift through and find treasures. (All photos: Francis Tessier-Burns).
People could buy teddy bears and donate to Ottawa General Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit. They raised $1,100, including $200 donated by Hawkesbury Ford, which purchased four teddy bears. Pictured (left to right): Kiva Larmond, Réal Renaud, Jessica Despatie with Baby B (born 15 weeks premature last year) Roxanne Renaud, Katy Renaud, Skye Renaud and Emily Stalker. (Photo: Louise Sproule).
One of the more interesting items, though not for sale. Irvine Barton paid a pretty penny for the wheels and had the tricycle built with old pipes. His daughter Heidi is seen here sitting on it. (No her legs aren’t really this long).
Eight-year-old Caleb Norman (right) had the idea to sell cold drinks during the event. He then planned to donate the money to the Canadian Cancer Society. The idea was inspired by his grandfather Doug Calvank (left) who has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Caleb raised $352.
Unfortunately, one of the day’s storylines was vendors and treasure hunters needing to bundle up to try and stay dry.