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Vinyl Record Sale

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In April, a generous donation saw the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) receive more than 12, 000 vinyl records from local Ottawa resident Yves Pigeon. We are calling on all music lovers and record collectors to come and dig through the crates at FOPLA’s upcoming Vinyl Record Sale.

The one-day event will include records from Mr. Pigeon’s collection and other donated pieces that were carefully selected to complement this amazing array of records. Thousands of LPs with prices starting at $1 include Rock, Jazz, Classical, Blues, Opera, Country, Folk, French Pop, French Folk, and more genres, as well as a selection of CDs.The Friends will also hold a silent auction of rare and collectible records. This is a sale that you will not want to miss!

The Vinyl Record Sale will take place on September 7 at the James Bartleman Centre, 100 Tallwood Drive, from 10 am to 5 pm. Cash only. There is limited parking available; the location is easily accessible via public transportation.

Proceeds will go to the Ottawa Public Library!




As I did not note any announcement of the Vinyl Record Sale on my library on-line site I was wondering what has happened to the
remaining records & if they are still available. I am so sorry to have not attended the event. Is there a "record shop" in Ottawa that still carries vinyl records? Though not a great collection, I had the problem of finding a home for my husband's vinyl record collection, consisting of musicals, opera & coral music, when we downsized & had to move from Toronto to Ottawa. He had taught at the University of New Mexico, was Chair & professor in the Dartmouth College, N.H. Theatre Dept., directed summer shows at the Santa Fe Opera before moved to Toronto to be Technical Director for the Canadian Opera Company & Technical advisor for the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto for over 20 years. He had been diagnosed in 2013 with Lewy Body dementia & Parkinsons & died in 2017 here.

Hi Christine, the vinyl record sale hasn’t happened yet — it will be this Saturday on the 7th. There are a few stores in Ottawa that sell records, the librarians can probably help you. Hope that helps.