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Saskatoon Symphony Book & Music Sale - History 2005 (Year 17)

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Confederation Mall (8th year)


Day Date Open Close
Thursday April 14 10 am 9 pm
Friday April 15 10 am 9 pm
Saturday April 16 9:30 am 6 pm
Sunday April 17 Noon 5 pm
Monday April 18 10 am 6 pm
Tuesday April 19 10 am 6 pm
Wednesday April 20 10 am 9 pm
Thursday April 21 10 am 9 pm
Friday April 22 10 am 9 pm
Saturday April 23 9:30 am 6 pm


Klombies Galon Insurance Brokers 3rd Avenue North
J&S Picture Frame Warehouse 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
McNally Robinson Booksellers 8th Street East
LaRoche McDonald Agencies 22nd Street West
Kal Tire 8th Street East
Presto Musique Idylwyld Drive
Tony Murphy University of Saskatchewan
The Parsons North Battleford
Shoppers Drug Mart Humboldt


Once again, mall administration donated space throughout the year as a work/store room, free of charge, as was use of the sale spaces. This year the sale was allowed to use almost the whole of the centre concourse, while the store used for recorded music was larger than the ones used previously. This expanded space required extra shelving units to be built.

Throughout the year 58 volunteers collected, sorted, priced and packed donated materials; shifts during the sale were covered by 123 people, for well over 5200 total volunteer hours.

The increase in revenue was likely due to four factors:

  1. The extra sale space which allowed the display of more stock.
  2. The good weather which made the experience more pleasant for customers (as well as volunteers).
  3. The increase in advertising over previous years.
  4. The quality of stock, which several of our regular customers, especially the dealers, commented on.

The dates for the 2006 sale were set for 27 April - 6 May, the later time to avoid Easter in mid April and symphony concert dates. Unfortunately, it will coincide with the Music Festival.


Not available.


Sales $83092.06
Expenses N/A
NET $83092.06 -expenses