Free Market COVID Closure

The Free Market is a working group affiliated with OPIRG Peterborough. The Free Market provides access to clothing, books and housewares in an effort to subvert capitalism as well as nurture sustainability, waste reduction and environmental awareness.

Given the closure of Sadleir House due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Free Market closed their doors on March 16th, 2020. Given these unforeseen circumstances, the Annual Free Market Giveaway had to be cancelled. OPIRG’s Board of Directors has used these closures to mark the last day the Free Market will exist in a physical location. While the ‘Store’ will be changing, the program is going to continue. And to do that, we need your help! We ask that students and community members who are interested in joining the Free Market working group, and/or ensuring the longevity of the program, to contact us through email or social media. You may also share your opinion/visions for moving forward using our survey, linked below. Finally, we will be continuing discussions at future pop-up events.

We value and hope to hear your input. You can also help us in this transition by joining our Free Market Working Group.

If you are interested in getting involved, or have any questions or comments please contact us:

Facebook: @opirg.peterborough
Survey link:

To learn more, go to our socials, visit OPIRG Ptbo’s website or request a link to our meetings every Sunday at 2:45pm

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