What is Swap-O-Rama-Rama?
Swap-O-Rama-Rama (SORR) is a clothing swap combined with “creation stations” – where swap participants can learn skills to modify, alter or embellish their “new” clothes.

When & Where is SORR Nanaimo happening?
Saturday October 1st, 2016, 11am to 3pm at St. Andrews United Church, 311 Fitzwilliam St., Nanaimo BC.

Can I bring my kids?
Because SORR includes sewing & pressing stations, where things like pins, scissors & hot irons will be around, it’s not suitable for younger kids. However, older kids are welcome with parental supervision and it’s a great event for teens.

What’s the price of admission?
Admission is free for our October 1st 2016 event. Please bring a bag of clean used clothing, it’s a swap!


What should I bring to Swap-O-Rama-Rama?

  • Clean, gently-used clothes and accessories: jackets, pants, shirts, skirts, shoes, gloves, belts, accessories, jewelry, sunglasses, bags, wallets and hats.
  • Children’s clothing and men’s clothing are welcome.
  • Craft supplies: Fabric, notions, trim, yarn, left over pieces from that project that you never made, etc.

What should I NOT to bring to Swap-O-Rama-Rama?

  • Lingerie, underwear, dirty clothing.
  • Books, make-up, home décor, furniture.
  • Anything you cannot wear or craft with.


Why are there no mirrors at Swap-O-Rama-Rama?
Because basically it helps make SORR a very different experience than shopping. Here’s a quote from SORR founder Wendy Tremayne that explains it far better than we could: “At Swap-O-Rama-Rama, there are no mirrors; this is to remedy the distance the shopping mall has created. When people realize there are no mirrors, they turn to a stranger and ask, “How do I look?” Then another stranger from across the room will say, “This is so you!” and hold up a garment.”

Can I rent a table & sell my stuff at SORR?
No, SORR is a commerce-free zone, inside Swap-O-Rama-Rama everything is shared freely: clothes, materials & knowledge.


Where can I park?
One of our primary reasons for choosing St. Andrew’s as the location for SORR Nanaimo is it’s close proximity to the Prideaux Exchange, so we encourage you to leave your car at home and take public transit if that’s a viable option for you. There is a limited amount of parking available at the venue. In addition to that, there are four City of Nanaimo off-street parking facilities a short walk from the venue.