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Saskatoon Symphony Book & Music Sale - History 1998 (Year 10)

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Confederation Mall (1st year)


Day Date Open Close
Thursday March 19 10 am 9 pm
Friday March 20 10 am 9 pm
Saturday March 21 9:30 am 6 pm
Sunday March 22 Noon 5 pm
Monday March 23 Closed Closed
Tuesday March 24 10 am 6 pm
Wednesday March 25 10 am 9 pm
Thursday March 26 10 am 9 pm
Friday March 27 10 am 9 pm
Saturday March 28 9:30 am 6 pm
Sidewalk sale July 12-19, 1997 Mall hours Mall hours


Klombies Galon Insurance Brokers 3rd Avenue North
J&S Picture Framing Jessop Avenue
Mount Royal Drugs 29th Street & Avenue P North
Canada Post 4th Avenue North
Centennial Plumbing 51st Street
Willey's Jewellers Broadway Avenue
Darren's Music Place Circle Drive
Firestone 8th Street East
Saskatoon Symphony Office Bessborough Hotel
The Parsons North Battleford
Humboldt Pharmacy Humboldt


For the first time, the sale was opened with a fanfare, composed by Mark Rogers and performed by Mark, Terry Heckman, and Sally Cochrane.

The storage/work area was 2500 square feet, and the sale used about 5000 of the available 7000 square feet of vacant store space. There was plenty of space for wheelchairs and shopping carts.

In addition to the shelving owned by the sale, two 3-tier units were borrowed from Wal-Mart and ten 4-foot tables were rented from Hub City Display.

Approximately 42 core volunteers worked year-round for the sale. Janice S held two workshops on sorting and one on pricing. 52 additional volunteers helped at the cash desk during the sale.

$384.35 was made from the sidewalk sale, which consisted of three tables of items selected for summer reading or listening. It was held in the centre court area of Confederation Mall. Of total revenue, 67.9% was from books, 21.8% recorded music, 10.3% sheet music.


Advertising $1007.70
Printing $507.18
Work room lights $2093.77
Moving $308.00
Adding machine $100.00
Insurance $103.00
Telephone $524.94
Miscellaneous $331.46
TOTAL $4976.05


Sales $33000.00
Sidewalk sale $384.35
Donation $50.00
Expenses -$4976.05
NET $28458.30