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*Swap Till You Drop - Community Swap and Giveaway and much more!

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*Swap Till You Drop - Community Swap and Giveaway and much more!

Time: May 31, 2014 from 12pm to 4pm
Location: McBride Park Fieldhouse Area
Street: 3350 W. 4th (4th and Waterloo)
City/Town: Kitsilano
Website or Map: http://www.mysharing economy.…
Event Neighbourhood and Type: kits, sharing economy, arts, community, collaboration, seed swap, recycling depot, workshop, repurposing
Organized By: Cindy McMillan, Vida Mas, Laura Lee Coles (LocoMotoArts), Ross Moster (Village Vancouver)
Latest Activity: May 27, 2014

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Event Description

A free, non-monetary community swap meet and place for neighbours to meet, connect, dream, imagine, share, collaborate and create.

Bring clothes, shoes, household items, camping gear, books, music, tools, skills, knowledge, talents, etc. to swap or give away! Please contact if you'd like table space. Tables are free and will be provided, but space is limited, so we suggest reserving one ASAP.

Artists and displays from LocoMotoArts, Create Space hands-on community and personal sculpture Workshop using repurposed materials by Kits Space project, Kits House artists materials exchange and Neighbourhood Small Grants table, lots of Village Vancouver stuff, short info sessions from folks and groups involved in the sharing economy, free snacks, and more.

Kits Village Vancouver will be on hand with a Seed Library to swap and give away seeds and accept donations of seeds, and the KV Recycling Depot  (click here for info on what you can bring to recycle), and to share information about our sharing activities, including: shared meals (community potlucks, dinner groups, drop-in spaghetti nights), collaborative gardening projects, permaculture work parties, 100 in 1 Day activities, and other neighbourhood sharing projects.

Host Sponsors:

Vancouver Park Board
Village Vancouver
This project is funded by a Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Vancouver Foundation, and administered by Kits Neighbourhood House.

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Comment by Mary Bennett on May 27, 2014 at 1:16pm

I'll be there about 3pm and stay till 4. If anyone wants to go to Kits House or a coffee shop after to look at online sharing sites like and, I'm available till 5pm at some place with wifi! Confirm with me in advance.

Comment by Vida Mas on May 26, 2014 at 11:57pm
Yes! We are also hoping to have some music.

This will be a fun day!
Comment by Mary Bennett on May 26, 2014 at 1:39pm

Looks like it'll be good weather.

Comment by Vida Mas on May 22, 2014 at 2:21pm

Dear Jane;

We encourage people to directly exchange their item with another desired item of similar value, if they wish. A direct swap if you will, or bartering.

We're planning to make the event a cash-free event and a space for direct exchange of goods, services and even talents. This will also evoke nice conversations and getting to know one another...

We hope to see you there and look forward to your ideas and suggestions.


Comment by Jane McNeil on May 21, 2014 at 12:06pm

You say "swap meet" but can people put nominal prices (garage sale prices) on things if they don't need "swaps?"... THX

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