“The Mad Picker”, Wayne Learie to Appear, Appraise and Purchase Antiques at View Royal Casino on Sunday September 28, 10 am – 5pm

Victoria, B.C (September 15, 2014): With the help of the one and only “The Mad Picker” Wayne Learie View Royal Casino will host an antiques roadshow on Sunday, September 28th between the hours of 10 am and 5 pm.

Learie is an antiques aficionado and veteran collector who has over the last 30 years knocked on many doors, collected and auctioned-off a large number of valuables and most importantly maintained his passion for antiquing by operating his own store –“The Mad Picker” – located in Vancouver BC.

“I am so excited about the opportunity to do an antique show of this nature at View Royal Casino because I am confident there will be some great finds that are just waiting to be discovered. I will be providing on the spot appraisals and potential instant cash sales,” said Learie.

Early bird registration will start at 9 am. A limit of one item per person will be appraised on Sept. 28; however, unlimited appraisals can be done by through photo email submissions:
info@viewroyalcasino.com .

“The Mad Picker” will also donate an extra 10 per cent of the sale price to Our Place Society, a unique inner-city community centre serving Greater Victoria’s most vulnerable: working poor, impoverished elderly, mentally and physically challenged, addicted and the homeless. Our Place provides 45 transitional housing units, over 1,200 meals per day, hot showers, free clothing, counseling and outreach services.

“We’re grateful for the support in helping us provide a hand-up to those living on the street,” says Don Evans, executive director of Our Place. “This event is a fun and creative way to engage the community while raising awareness of all that Our Place does for Greater Victoria’s most vulnerable.”

“The Mad Picker” Antiques and collectibles roadshow at View Royal Casino is being hosted in partnership with CHEK TV and Four Points by Sheraton. To learn more about this event, please visit http://www.viewroyalcasino.com/mad-picker/ .

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For further information, please contact:
Sonja Mandic – Manager, Media and Responsible Gaming – Great Canadian Gaming Corporation
604.303.1000 or smandic@gcgaming.com