Repair Café

When: April 19 - 09:00am - 01:00pm

Where: Black Tusk Room, Brennan Park

Next Repair Cafe is April 19, from 9am-1pm.

Need something fixed?

Whether it's missing buttons, a crooked stool, a broken photo frame or jewelry with a wacky clasp, bring it to the Repair Café! Over tea and a muffin, skilled volunteers will help you through the repair for free! 

What kinds of things can be repaired?

Our skilled volunteers should be able to repair your...

  • Small appliances and electronics repair (toasters, blenders, alarm clocks, lamps, etc.)
  • Furniture (broken stools, chairs, picture frames, etc.)
  • Sewing, patching holes and tears in shirts and jeans, hemming, sewing on buttons and even restitching!
  • Bikes
  • Jewelry (missing clasps, broken necklaces or earrings)
  • Extension cords that need new ends or repaired wire
  • Tools that need a new cord or handle
  • Cordless tools that need to be fixed
  • Wooden boxes that need pieces put back on
  • Toys and board games
  • And more depending on the individual repair skills of our volunteers

What is a Repair Café?

Repair Cafés are free meeting places for repairing things (together). At the Repair Café you will find the expertise, tools and materials required to help you make many of the repairs you need. Volunteer fixers will be on hand to help and guide the repairs. You can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee or even lend a hand with someone else’s repair job.

A Repair Café is not a place to drop off your items to be fixed and picked-up at a later time. We request that you stay on-site while your item is being repaired. Visit for more info.

Call for volunteers

We are looking for volunteers for Squamish’s Repair Café! Interested? Contact Shannon at or 604.815.5057. 

Can you fix small appliances, sew or mend?  What about repairing jewelry, small furniture, toys?  Would you like to teach people how to repair their items in a relaxed and fun atmosphere?

Our volunteer fixers are the backbone of the program. Without them, it wouldn't be possible! 

Goals of the Repair Café

1. To bring back repair into local society in a modern way;

2. To maintain repair expertise and to spread this knowledge;

3. To promote social cohesion in the local community by connecting neighbours from very different backgrounds and with different motives through an inspiring and low-key event.

Why do we need Repair Café’s?

Repairing an item saves money, landfill space, saves resources and makes people appreciate their possessions more. Repairing is also fun and often very easy.

Western society revolves around consumption. We increasingly buy more things, throw away more than ever and use our items for shorter times. As soon as these items show the slightest defects, we throw them away and buy new. Repair Café teaches people to see their possessions in a new light. Repair Cafés help create a society where everyone can find a place, where repair expertise is cherished and passed on, and where valuable raw materials are used in a responsible way

The Repair Café is brought to you in partnership by the District of Squamish and Squamish CAN (Climate Action Network). 


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  • Sandy Oct 24, 2019 3:32 PM (4 months ago)

    What a wonderful idea!! I am an older single female that does occasionally need a handyman/woman for small tasks of which I have no skill. Prime example: I pulled the wire to unplug my iron and it started sparking. I would have thrown the iron out however found someone to replace the plug, good as new for another twenty years :)

  • Cam Dibnah Apr 8, 2017 8:11 AM (3 years ago)

    I love this!

  • Court Oct 30, 2016 1:20 PM (3 years ago)

    Great idea!

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