Vintage, retro show starts today at the Mary Winspear Centre

Sidney community cultural centre filled to the brim with quality old merchandise

The three times a year show that brings funky old things to the Mary Winspear Centre is making a shift.

“We’re increasing the vintage clothes and collectibles. We’re moving past the antique … we’re looking to capture the younger age group of 30 to 40,” said organizer Josie Jones.  “It’ll be interesting to see how it goes.”

The show that dates back to the days of Saancha Hall and has grown in its 18 years. This year they replaced the antique in the title, to signify the shift in focus. Peruse about 60 vendors spread over 100 tables offering a bit of everything at the newly named Vintage, Retro and Collectible show and sale.

“Such large shows guarantee unique and different items that not only stimulate discussions and augment your collections, but just rekindle memories of yesteryear,” said organizer David Lock.

The show is held at Easter, Labour Day and Christmas, and families often shop the shows, said the husband-wife team that organizes the show. The B.C. Schizophrenia Society will have a couple of tables to raise funds during the show.

The show tends to be a great mix of collectibles; from pre and post war jewelry to dinky toys and paper collectibles. Expect ’50s vintage clothes and collectibles, furniture and art, lamps and ornaments. The show also promises to have exotic Thai and Japanese pieces alongside First Nations collectibles.

The Easter Vintage, Retro and Collectible show and sale is Sunday, April 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mary Winspear Centre.

Admission is $3 or $20 for early birds at 8:30 a.m. Children are admitted free with an adult.



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