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Repair Cafe in Kelowna this weekend

Sarah Norrlund, a volunteer at a previous Repair Cafe.
April 29, 2016 - 12:00 PM

KELOWNA - Do you have something at home that’s broken and needs fixing or repair? Wish you could give it a new life but you don’t know how? Don’t put it off any longer! Bring it to this weekends’ Repair Café at Okanagan College, and get it fixed at last, for free.

Hosted by the Regional Waste Reduction Office, the Repair Café is this Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Centre for Learning Atrium at Okanagan College, on Campus Road West just off KLO Road.

Waste Reduction Facilitator Rae Stewart says, “At the Repair Café, it’s all about refurbishing, revamping and renewing whenever possible, to prevent things from landing in the garbage unnecessarily. In a nutshell, don’t toss it, fix it! A big part of it all is showing people they can actually repair things themselves. People seem to like that!”

Stewart says volunteer fixers are the backbone of the Repair Café. “We have people that can fix small household appliances, some that do light mending and sewing, those that can work on bicycles, ceramics, small furniture. These wonderful volunteers don’t fix things for a living, they simply want to share their special skills with others.”

The Repair Café movement started in the Netherlands in 2009, and this is the fourth event hosted by the Regional Waste Reduction Office.  “This is a fun event, there’s some great community spirit being shared, it’s free, and parking on site is also free for the day. We encourage you to bring us your broken items, see what our volunteers can do, you may be surprised!”

For more info go to, or call the Regional Waste Reduction Office, at 250-469-6250.

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