Repair Café

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

Where: Brennan Park Recreation Centre Auditorium

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Need something fixed?

Squamish's Repair Café returns to Brennan Park Recreation Centre on Sunday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bring your broken item to the Repair Café where our skilled volunteers will help you with the repair - for free! 

What to bring:

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 to Bring:

  • Small appliances and electronics (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

How to Volunteer:

Can you sew, mend or fix small appliances? Are you skilled at repairing jewelry, small furniture, or toys? Would you like to teach people how to repair their items in a relaxed and fun atmosphere? We are seeking volunteer fixers for our upcoming event. Please contact Shannon at swhite@squamish.ca or 604.815.5057 to lend a hand. 

Our volunteer fixers are the backbone of the program. Without them, the Repair Café would not be possible. 

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 repaircafe.org to learn more. 

 

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.

 

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 (5 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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