Local mothers prepare for Big Momma sale

The Invermere Moms Facebook group is set to host the Big Mama Sale and Swap this Saturday

The sometimes staggering costs faced by new and expecting parents can be difficult, but the Invermere Moms Facebook group will be helping to ease the pain.

The club is set to host the fourth annual Big Mama Sale and Swap at the Invermere Community Hall this Saturday, April 6th.

The sale runs from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., and an early bird option is available for the true bargain hunters. Premature shoppers can pay $5 for admission at 9 a.m., rather than $2 after 9:30 a.m., and browse the goods exclusively before the sale opens to the public.

“You get first pick on anything in the sale,” said event organizer Dee Connell. “So for the first thirty minutes, you get the best of the best.”

The annual event was first brought to a physical location after local moms began virtually trading baby goods online.

“It’s all based on the Invermere Moms Buy and Swap, which is a Facebook page,” Mrs. Connell said. “We were doing so much buying and selling as new moms, that we decided to get all our stuff together in one spot and just do it.”

The sale will offer goods for new and expecting moms, as well as children under age 10, with a strong emphasis on baby products. Nearly 20 vendors from Canal Flats to Brisco will be at the community hall. One of the vendors is the Monkey’s Uncle toy store, which donated “an incredible amount of goods” to the sale, said Mrs. Connell.

“It’s hard and fast,” she said. “People come in and shop fast. By noon, everyone wants to go home and play with their kids.”

The event is held in association with the Windermere Valley Play Association, a non-profit group which makes life easier for new parents.

“Originally, that’s one of the reasons we started to raise money — so we could buy snacks and stuff for the play group.”

 

 

Just Posted

The end of an Echo
The end of an Echo

Invermere Valley Echo shuts down operations in Columbia Valley

Creating a new narrative for Canal Flats

Economic development consultant hired, lists vision for next 90 days

Princeton wildfire phots courtesy of Debbie Lyon.
UPDATE: Crews battle as wildfires rage in B.C. Interior

Crews brace for another day on B.C. firelines as no let up is likely

VIDEO: B.C. wildfires by the numbers
VIDEO: B.C. wildfires by the numbers

Wildfires continue to engulf regions of B.C.’s forests and communities.

Aerial view south of Williams Lake Friday afternoon shows dry lightning storm passing over, leaving fire starts behind. Lightning sparked more than 100 new fires Friday. (Black Press)
VIDEO: More than 180 wildfires burning across B.C.

Firefighters from other provinces called in to assist

DTSS Grad March 2017
DTSS Grad March 2017

DTSS Grad March 2017

59 cats seized in Chase
59 cats seized in Chase

59 neglected and injured cats were seized from a property in Chase

(Flickr/Andreas Eldh)
Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell dead at age 52

The singer/songwriter passed away early Thursday morning in Detroit

Paying tribute to a primeval passage
Paying tribute to a primeval passage

Uninterrupted celebrates the Adams River sockeye run in an extraordinary way.

UPDATE: Pemberton Music Festival cancelled, no automatic refunds
UPDATE: Pemberton Music Festival cancelled, no automatic refunds

In the past, the music festival located in Pemberton drew large crowds last year of 180,000 fans

Photo by: WeissPaarz.com
Medical wait times cost B.C. patients $2,300 each

New Fraser Institute report places B.C. at second worst in costs associated with long wait times

UPDATE: 22 killed at Ariana Grande concert
UPDATE: 22 killed at Ariana Grande concert

Witnesses reported hearing two loud bangs coming from near the arena’s bars at about 10:35 p.m.

A university study finds that about nine per cent of Canada’s Grade 11 and 12 students – roughly 66,000 teens – have driven within an hour of drinking and 9.4 per cent drove after using marijuana.                                 Photo: Now-
Leader file
One in three Canadian high school students have rode with drinking drivers, study reveals

Nearly one in five rode with a driver who’d been smoking pot

Top court to hear federal government’s appeal on residential school records
Top court to hear federal government’s appeal on residential school records

A lower court judge ruled to destroy the stories after 15 years unless consent is given to preserve

Most Read