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A total pleasure finding local treasure

Daniel Bouwmeester    November 2, 2022    2 min read   

Residents are invited to come hunting for a bargain at the ‘Trash or Treasure’ second-hand morning markets at the Camira Springfield Community Centre on Saturday, November 5.

The flea-market-style event allows for members of the community to sell their pre-loved items in good condition that might be “trash” to you, but could be someone else’s newest “treasure”.

It is being hosted by events organising company My Previous Events and its owner Rachel Waddington, with proceeds going to Westside Community Care.

“I have always had a passion for helping others to bring their event vision to life,” Rachel said.

“And if the event can also help a local charity then it is a win-win situation for everyone.”

‘Trash or Treasure’ kicks off at 7am this Saturday, at the Camira Springfield Community Centre at 389 Old Logan Road, Camira.

Indoor three-metre square spaces are available for $25 (through Eventbrite), or outside. All outdoors stall holders must bring their own marquee (no pegs) and be prepared for inclement weather should that occur.

“Our friends from Ipswich Plant Swap will be there to share in the joy of plants and to give live demonstrations on recycling pallets,” Rachel added.

All morning, food vans will be right outside vending coffee and breakfast items.

Westside Community Care is the charitable arm of local church Springfield Christian Family, and runs most of its activities out of the community centre.

“From antiques to modern goodies, this ‘Trash or Treasure’ morning will have it all.”

‘Trash or Treasure’ runs this Saturday, November 5, from 7:00am to 11:00am at Camira Springfield Community Centre – 389 Old Logan Road Camira.

For tickets, visit Eventbrite or scan the QR code on this page.

Stallholders have from 5:30am to 11:30am to bump in and bump out. Further conditions apply.

For more information, please email rachel@mypreciousevents.com.au.

Daniel Bouwmeester

Daniel was born in a mining town in New South Wales to Dutch and Welsh immigrants, before relocating to Logan City, where he attended Canterbury College for twelve years. He pursued his passion for music by completing a first-class honours degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), and later signed with a local record label. He has travelled the world from a young age, including a student exchange in rural France, a job working the ski lifts in Colorado, and visits to the islands of the South Pacific. After a six-year career in market research, Daniel returned to UQ to complete a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts dual degree, majoring in political science. His varied experiences at home and abroad have contributed to a passion for spreading good news while defending the truth buried inside complex societal paradigms.