Sale provides a vehicle for change

Students in Free Enterprise Okanagan and regional district will host a one-day trunk sale April 28 at Okanagan College Penticton campus

Ryan Ruybal

Ryan Ruybal

Okanagan College students have teamed up with the regional district to bring a popular event overseas to Penticton.

A one-day trunk sale, or car boot sale as they are known in England and Australia, is a way for local residents to sell unwanted items out of the back of their car. Students in Free Enterprise Okanagan and the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen will host the event on April 28 at Okanagan College in Penticton from 8 a.m. to noon.

“SIFE seeks projects that promote good business practices while helping the community,” said Ryan Ruyball, a second-year business student at Okanagan College and a co-ordinator of the event. “We are excited to help start this event in Penticton. It will clean up homes, promote reuse of valuable materials and provide a way for people to make a little money. We hope to work with the RDOS to make this an annual event.”

SIFE is asking the public to also bring donations for the food bank as part of their Campbell’s Let’s Can Hunger project.

To register your vehicle for a spot contact the RDOS at, call 250-490-4129 or toll free 1-877-610-3737. For more info visit and click on the trunk sale on the left hand side. Vendor spaces will be limited so the public is being asked to register early. SIFE will have tables and chairs available for vendors for donations to the food bank.