Saturday, May 11, a beautiful day in East Vancouver, an Anglican parish, worthy causes, quality donations and an enthusiastic team united to create the perfect environment for a parish sale and fundraising tea.
With bright sunny weather and warm May temperatures the sale of "new to you" merchandise was held outside the church building at the corners of East 22nd and Dumfries, balloons marked the location inviting passers by to pull up, park at the curb and check things out.
The event was scheduled to run from 10am - 2pm and more than two hours in there was still a good selection of sports equipment, appliances, baby paraphanelia, household and decor items.
According to organizing team member, Patsi Longmire, the sale has netted in excess of $1,000 for the ministry of the parish. Rector, the Reverend Heidi Brear and the Reverend Clare Morgan who is the house manager of Hineni House the intentional community that is housed by the parish's former rectory were in attendance and actively involved in the sale.
The sanctuary which is a very flexible space was set up with chairs and tables transforming it into a tearoom. At the entrance was the tea and homemade scones (with clotted cream and strawberry jam) station and across the aisle a Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) information display staffed with parishioners. The proceeds from the tea is in the neighbourhood of $150 will be forwarded to the PWRDF.
An assortment of images from the event.