CONTRIBUTION · 19th July 2010
The saying goes 'One mans trash is another man's treasure,' or something to that affect, but in the case of the George Little House Flea Market, I don't believe there's anything that one would consider garbage.
It's a place of great finds and unique pieces. On Sundays from 10am-2pm, Debbie Letawski, Donna Stach and Britny Charron, open the doors to the George Little House and wait for vendors to come and set up. Each Sunday they come, they setup and they sell.
Those who are part of a non-profit organization set up for free, while others just wanting to get ride of some items to garner a bit of pocket change or save up for a trip..etc, pay a small fee of $10.00.
This past Sunday was a bright and sunny day. Vendors were well prepared with tents for shade while others were not quite as prepared as the sun beat down on them.
Ruth Lindwall of Mills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary was there as she is each week selling items to help raise money for equipment for the hospital and Terraceview Lodge. Last year according to Lindwall, they were able to raise more that $60,000 through various fundraising efforts.
A brief tour of the George Little House had my eyes set on quite a few treasure that Debbie and some of the other staff had purchased over the last 4 years the market has been open.
Donna Stach eagerly showed a antique certificate that was signed by Geroge Halliwell.
An antique cookbook from the 30's was another item I'm sure many would savour having on their shelf.
The item that really caught my eye was a hockey stick from the very first Vancouver Canucks game. Along it's simple yet beautifully crafted wooden shaft was the autographs of all the players. A rare find that was at one point sitting on a table for just anyone find and buy. I'm sure this would have been something that Sonny Kunar of Sonny's Collectibles would have grabbed without hesitation.
When talking with Debbie and Donna, they both commented on what a blast it is being part of the market and that they found come really nice pieces of Terrace history.
Debbie noted that many of the items that you can find in the George Little House were purchased at the flea market.
I know that I will, in hopes of finding that rare item, be heading to the flea market for many Sundays to come.
The market will have extended hours of 10am-4pm during Riverboat Days.
For more information on the George Little House and the Sunday Flea Market, call 250.638.8887 or email littlehouse,,,terrace.ca
A few items waiting for a new home
George Little House in the background
The hockey stick from the first Canucks game
Commemorative rail spike from the Grand Truck Railway.