Canada Day flea market in Shawville raises record amount
Funds will go to school supplies at Dr. S.E. McDowell Elementary School
Article published on 25 July 2022
last modification on 26 July 2022
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The 12th annual Canada Day flea market in Shawville was a resounding success, bringing in a record amount this year.

Organizer Chris Beimers explained that this was their first year back following the pandemic and they managed to raise more than $7,500, which will be donated to local teachers at Dr. S.E. McDowell Elementary for classroom supplies.

Beimers explained that he and his wife Melanie had started the flea market as a way to get rid of some things they had lying around the house. The event grew quickly to fill the entire arena and become a staple of Canada Day celebrations in Shawville.

This year brought out 27 vendors and Beimers said that he was thankful for all those who helped make the market a success. The breakdown of the market’s profits are as follows:

Online auction: $2,883.00
50/50 draw: $987.50
Vendor spots: $710.00
Cash donations: $450.00
Sales from donated items: $2,856.30
Grand total: $7,586.80

The full interview with Beimers (4m25) is available here.

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