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The 4th annual IDIBC/Habitat for Humanity “Not Your Neighbourhood Garage Sale” took place on Sunday, June 24.

The event had all of the ingredients for a successful sale, IDIBC’s call team brought in a fantastic selection of merchandise, beautiful weather, and enthusiastic volunteers ready to meet the line of people waiting at the gates. The morning was busy with a steady flow of shoppers, many who came from out of town.  Volunteer designers had fun in the afternoon staging different vignettes from remaining products, which boosted sales even further.  IDIBC had a pricing strategy that was attractive to shoppers yet maintained the value of the goods so that the most money possible could be raised for such a worthwhile charity – one that helps put roofs over the heads of families in need.  “As Designers, the basic need for shelter is dear to the hearts of IDIBC members and we are honored to be a part of that initiative,” wrote the event’s planning committee.

At the end of the day sales were doubled from last year to bring in $15,536 just from the sale alone.  Many who came for the sale also shopped inside the ReStore, which further increased their own sales figures over and above a typical day.  On top of this, any product that was not sold on sale day went into the ReStore to be sold over time and will continue to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity.

The success of this event could not have been achieved without amazing donations from valued industry partners and the team of enthusiastic volunteers.

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Katherine Willems

 Richard Willems

 Joan Kraayvanger

 Craig Maruyama

 Sooz Klinkhamer

 Richard Hartfield

 Julie Miller

 Joana Leong

Geralynne Mitchke

Laura Scrivens Sloan

Laurie Allan

Denise Ashmore

Lesli Balagno

Jill Bauer

Sarah Johnson

Angela Bridge

May Cheng

Janet Laws

Suzy Pesa

Yvonne Grue

Ricky Gruetz

Natasha Gruetz

Bryony Wright

Iris Moews

Melody Maz


2nd Century Rug Co.

Ames Tile & Stone

Aquilini Investments


Banner Carpets

Baron Gallery

Beatty Floors Ltd.

Beaulieu Canada

Blackburn Young Office Solutions

BlueFish Design Studio

Bucci Developments Ltd.

Business Interiors by Staples

Canadian Contract Leathers Inc.

Christopher's Furniture Services

Colin Campbell

Concord Pacific Development Corp

Cubo Design Inc.

D'or Art Consultants

E. Roko Distributors Ltd.

Erv Parent Co Ltd

Euro Tile

False Creek Design Group

Forbo Flooring Systems

Global Group

Hambleton Fine Art Services

Heritage Office Furnishings Ltd.

Impact Office Furnishings Limited

Joel Berman Glass Studios

Ken Bun


Kohler Canada

Lightform Inc.

Levey Industries Inc

LIV Interiors

M.I.M. Sales


Metro Wallcoverings

Metropolitan Hardwood Floors

Milliken & Company

Moen Inc.

Pamas Slate & Stone Supplies Inc.

Pottery Barn Kids

Robert Allen | Beacon Hill

Salari Fine Carpet Collections


Teknion Ltd.

Tierra Sol Ceramic Tile

Tritex Fabrics Ltd.

W.D Western Design Upholstery

Westport Manufacturing Co. Ltd.

William Switzer & Associates (2011) Ltd.

Windowworks Ltd.

Woeller Group


Erin Saucier

Christi Rivard

Hannah Robertson

Blair Thomson

Brittany Judd

Nicole Markota

Alex Stouffers 

Maya Sagadore

Nancy Choi

Jennifer McRoberts

Elvira Mikeda

Ladan Nekoukar


Rebecca Phillips


National Industry Partners
Hunter Doulgas Lauzon Knoll Levey Industries Arconas Williams Sonoma For The Trade
Caesarstone Canada PC350 Samsung keilhauer Shaw Contract Altex
Cosentino Interface Mohawk Group Midgley Architex Benjamin Moore