Hey I'm Sydney! I first moved here to do my degree in Commerce at UVic. I have loved the outdoors for as long as I can remember. My parents took us on annual camping trips and sent us to YMCA summer camps that taught us how to be independent in the outdoors. I'll admit, I'm not pro at any one sport, but I like to participate in as many activities as I can at beginner or intermediate levels. Apart from work and exploring the outdoors, I love to cook new recipes, travel to different cultures (but for now it's mostly just dreaming), play board games or do puzzles.

What inspired Grove?

There are used outdoor gear stores in towns all across Canada; Victoria has been lacking one since Sports Traders closed in 2016. The city is in unique location that makes tons of different sports accessible at various levels. Victoria needed a physical place to exchange used gear that wasn't strictly online, so we created it!

we hope that Grove becomes so much more than just a used gear store. we are planning a rental program, community events, upcycled gear, and more!