Join the fun! Be part of Hey Day 2024


by Jean Gallant

Plans are moving forward to hold one of Eastern Ontario’s largest indoor garage sales.

Called Hey Day, the sale is a fundraiser for the Kemptville District Hospital, organized and run entirely by volunteers. All money raised goes to the Hospital, which is raising funds towards the purchase of a new CT scanner, a service that will bring welcome benefits to hospital patients now and in the future.

We need over 200 volunteers to work in the 24 sections that will display garage sale items from sporting goods, clothing, toys, books, kitchenware, linens, furniture, electronics, etc., to outdoor furniture and plants. Workers are also needed to help direct traffic at the Municipal Centre, to help unload the donations from cars and to help sort items so that they find their way to the appropriate section. We also need help for the clean up on Saturday afternoon.  

Last year, Hey Day attracted over 3,000 visitors who left with bargains galore at low, low prices, and big smiles on their faces. There are raffles to be won, great food at Lil’s Café, and so many interesting things to look at. It’s an Event and lots of fun!

The sale takes place on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8, with setup and donations taking place on Wednesday, June 5 and Thursday, June 6.

Can you help in any way? If so, please contact the Kemptville Hospital Auxiliary by email at, or call us at 613-447-4492 and we’ll get back to you.

You can also help by saving items to donate on June 5 or 6. Unfortunately, we don’t have storage space to take items in advance, but rely on folks to bring items to the Municipal Centre on the donation days. Thanks so much for keeping us in mind.


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