The Port Vila International School’s (PVIS) annual BIG Sale is TOMORROW morning (Saturday 19 November) from 8am to 1pm at PVIS at Korman on the Erakor Road.

This year, the BIG Sale is going to be bigger and better with over forty stalls selling “evri samting” and supporting a range of community groups and social enterprises, including Friends Vanuatu, Rainbow Disability Theatre, Fondation Suzanne Bastion, Vanua Fire, Wan Smolbag, TRUC, Vanuatu Girl Scouts, ACTIV, the Department of Justice’s Disability Desk, and the Port Vila Ladies Sewing Group.

The BIG Sale is the perfect place to find quality second hand goods, clothes, toys and “treasures” while supporting community groups and enjoying local entertainment.

The entertainment line up includes Vanuatu favourites, The Family Roots Band, Wan Smolbag hip hop dancers, and Christmas carols from talented 11 year old, Vika Melody Tuiswau. Vika will be selling her new CD at the BIG Sale (see bio).

Families will be able to browse the markets while children have fun, eat yummy morning tea and lunch, find local handmade Christmas gifts, and bag a bargain from over 20 expat “Go Finis” stalls.

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Friends Vanuatu’s enormous 2016 Christmas Raffle will be drawn at the BIG Sale at 11.30am with first prize a Wheelbarrow packed full of goodies for the whole family!

The BIG Sale features free children’s workshops, including learning to juggle from Vanua Fire and making Christmas decorations, and a “side show alley” of fun games run by the Rainbow Disability Theatre and Department of Justice’s Disability Desk.

The Fondation Suzanne Bastion’s “Slippery Fis” is also making a special visit from Pango to the International School at Korman to meet all the kids and promote disposing of plastic responsibly to look after Vanuatu’s saltwater. We encourage everyone to big their own shopping bag to reduce the use of plastic bags at the BIG Sale.

Friends Vanuatu is having a massive Christmas Corner, including their famous Christmas craft and decorations, cake sale, a café with yummy goodies, sausage sizzle, and trash and treasure with “plenti gud stuff jip”!

Father Christmas is even making a special visit to the BIG Sale to meet all the little ones and hear what they are hoping for this year – so we hope you have been good!

PVIS is delighted to be partnering with so many community groups and once again with the Friends Vanuatu Group to raise money to support people with disabilities, and especially children, through their work with the Disability Desk of the Ministry of Justice.


Compiled by Lisa Macalister