Carleton University student Liam Smedley walked out of last year’s sale with a mint-condition six-foot dinosaur costume, so he returned Saturday and loaded up with three toques, a pair of mitts, a lunch bag, a solar-powered battery pack, headphones, a calculator, a USB stick and a thermos — all had on a very student-friendly budget of $23. If you don't see it please check your junk folder. The charity running the sale, Heartwood House, uses the proceeds to generate operating funds for various not-for-profit organizations it helps to support. There was an error, please provide a valid email address. Read more about cookies here. HAPPY RETURNS Identification Plan helps customers protect their items in the event of loss on OC Transpo buses. In the meantime, you can call to have your name placed on your item. “They just need pins for the straps,” he said. Next Unclaimed Items SalePostponed until further notice. If someone answers, ask him or her to give your phone to a bus operator. We ask you to keep your comments relevant and respectful. Until further notice, OC Transpo Lost & Found, managed by Heartwood House, has made the following changes: New office hours: Monday from 8:30 am to 6 pm; and Tuesday to Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm. First-time customer Michael Gunn, meanwhile, found a copy of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy amongst the movies. She Stuns The Judges - America's Got Talent 2020 - Duration: 9:53. Hundreds of Ottawans benefited from scatter-brained bus riders who misplaced the items making up OC Transpo's lost-and-found sale Saturday. Taxi coupon program | OC Transpo. Senior citizen or physically or intellectually disabled customer: A bus pass may be mailed to a senior citizen or physically or intellectually disabled person at the end of the Lost and Found business day. If you lost an item today and retrieving it is an emergency (for example, medication), please call our Customer Service Centre. “This is the worst movie ever!” he exclaimed. 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This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Happy Returns customers are confidentially registered at the Lost & Found office. About 30,000 items get left on city buses each year, said Moe Moloughney, the executive director of Heartwood House, which administers OC Transpo's lost-and-found program. Woah! Thirty thousand items go … There was an error, please provide a valid email address. We ask you to keep your comments relevant and respectful. The next issue of Ottawa Citizen Headline News will soon be in your inbox. If the weather had been better, crowds would have likely been even bigger, she said. We ask you to keep your comments relevant and respectful. If your item has not come in within that time, either the item was not lost on an OC Transpo bus, or the finder did not turn the item in. tap here to see other videos from our team. Purchasing is administered by the City of Ottawa’s Supply Services Department. There are the typical items — CDs, basketballs, winter coats, toques and gloves, stacks of discarded clothing, ball caps and sunglasses. “We have a return rate (to original owners) of about 30 per cent,” she says, and it is because of this that one elderly woman’s lower denture plate was not in Saturday’s sale, nor the university student’s wallet that contained $1,000 when (a) he left it on a bus, and (b) it was returned to him. In the end, though, some things simply don’t find new homes. Bargain-hunters look through items at Saturday's OC Transpo Unclaimed Items Sale. Sometimes the finder will try to find you on his/her own before turning your item into the Lost & Found. Bargain hunters had two hours to search, select and submit their purchases. All unclaimed items that have past the holding period are sold at the sales. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4. They were just a few of the hundreds of people who snaked their way through the rooms of Heartwood House, where thousands of items that turn up unclaimed in OC Transpo lost-and-found bins are then donated and sold at bargain-basement prices in a twice-yearly fundraiser. Visits by appointment only. Language interpretation line: 613-741-4390. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. If someone answers, ask him or her to give your phone to a bus operator. If ever you left a thermos or water bottle on an OC Transpo bus or train, there’s a good chance is was put on sale in the Unclaimed Items Sale. 613-563-4011 “They were only two dollars each, and he said, ‘Who knows if I might need these some day?’ ”. The Coleman boys have had a few small things go missing on their school bus over the years — a pair of mittens, a rain jacket — but they made up for it in spades at Saturday’s OC Transpo lost-and-found sale. By continuing to use our site, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Our LocationOur Member GroupsSocial EnterpriseRent Permanent SpaceOC Transpo Lost & FoundElectronics RecyclingCommunity Bonds. Still, some higher-ticket items managed to find their way into Saturday’s sale, including a laptop computer that sold for $300 in a silent auction, four iPod Nanos that fetched $230 between them, an iPad that netted $110, a Fender amplifier for $50, a Diesel watch for $45, an Ottawa Senators sweater for $25, and everything you’d need to start your own hapless musical trio: a flute ($90), classical guitar ($55) and violin ($150). You can pick up. “There are 20 not-for-profit charitable organizations under this roof.”. Local News; Mad dash for bargains at OC Transpo lost-and-found fundraiser. America's Got Talent 15,743,883 views Through its partnership with OC Transpo, Heartwood House handles about 30,000 lost items every year. All found items must be picked up at the OC Transpo Lost & Found. It is only returned if it is accompanied by an identifiable object, such as another piece of identification, a wallet, backpack, etc. Thanks to their efforts, Heartwood raised $10,700 to support their goal of providing a home to 20 small charities. The courier will be asked to sign for the item on behalf of the owner. Yes, with the exception of passports or other sensitive documents. Heartwood House executive director Moe Moloughney expects Saturday’s OC Transpo Unclaimed Items sale will net her organization about $4,000. Nearby, a tutu sold for, fittingly, two dollars, while one customer, Robert Veriault, bought four “broken” watches for $2 apiece. When you arrive to claim your item, please inform the staff that your item is in the pick-up box and please have photo ID for your claim. 925 Belfast Road Bargains at OC Transpo's Lost and found sale. With the support of Heartwood staff, our volunteers who are primarily from Heartwood Member Group programs learn valuable employment skills while delivering the services of the Lost & Found program. The boys, 12-year-old Roy and 10-year-old Leo (and their parents Bill and Christina), made off like bandits with a baseball mitt, an assortment of ball caps, a rugby ball, an umbrella, a couple of pairs of stylish sunglasses and a 400-page hardbound biography of Genghis Khan — that last one for Roy, the history buff of the Coleman clan. Through collaboration and the development of formal and informal partnerships within the greater community, Heartwood House serves the residents of Ottawa who are marginalized, living in poverty, and/or in need of educational, mental health, emotional, physical, economic, employment, training or recreational support – Heartwood House provides an affordable, accessible workplace for small non-profit and charitable organizations to enable them to maximize their services through a mutually supportive hospitable and empowering environment for their clients and participants. Bargain hunters will have a field day on Saturday November 1st at the OC Transpo Unclaimed Items Sale as they can purchase some quality items that have been racked up over the past few months by the OC Transpo Lost and Found Desk. Most were on sale for less than $5. The line outside OC Transpo’s lost and found offices stretched around the block by the time the doors opened for the transportation service’s fall lost and found sale on Saturday. “It’s always the things one would think you’d remember on a bus; somebody sadly left an excellent baseball glove behind and never claimed it,” said Moe, pointing to a washtub-sized wicker basket. How many times should I call the Lost & Found about my item? If you don't see it please check your junk folder. Sign up to receive daily headline news from Ottawa Citizen, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. However over 75% of lost items are returned to the Lost & Found office, so the chances are high that your item will be returned. For enquiries, call 613-580-2424 ext. Cell phones were a popular item for potential buyers. Ottawa, ON K2B 7E9, c/o OC Transpo Accessible Transit Specialist, 404 McArthur Ave. This procedure will be used for the following reasons only: a) The customer is a senior citizen or physically or intellectually disabled and he/she has lost a bus pass; b) The customer is out of town for a period of time and needs the item returned to him/her; c)  OC Transpo has agreed to return the item to the owner and a security staff person has been assigned to pick up an item on behalf of an owner. Who indeed knows? And it all supports charities that really are struggling in these economic times, so it’s a win-win for everyone.”. Moloughney — she prefers “Moe” — said around 30,000 items wind up in OC Transpo lost-and-found bins, and only 7,000 are claimed on average each year. Customers who are unable to return to Ottawa to retrieve an item may make special arrangements with the Heartwood Executive Director for pickup by courier (at owner’s expense) or by arranging for someone to pick up the item on his/her behalf. © 2020 Ottawa Citizen, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. All rights reserved. If a Presto Card is alone, it will not be returned to the Lost & Found, even if there is a name on it. A welcome email is on its way. Mike Coughlan has been volunteering and helping with the sale for seven years.

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