1970: May 9, 1970 - What-Not Thrift Shop opens
In 1969, a core group from Winfield United Church started the Thrift Shop project. Key members of the group were Peggy Love, Ruth Armeneau, Iris Clement and Audrey Leonard. Some of the volunteers who worked on the building were Jim Wannop, lay preacher and plumber, Stan Krueger, builder, and Sigh Kobayashi, electrician. Other church members swung hammers or made soup and sandwiches. In 1979, an addition to the east side of the building was built by Ollie Carlson.
Even though a percentage of their proceeds go back into the local United Church, the majority of their funds go toward community projects or organizations.
Source: The Calendar, May 10, 2000