Dozens of items given new life at ‘Repair Café’

Experts examine and repair Sept. 30

Submitted by Grace and Garry Fix

Stettler’s third Repair Cafe event was a hub of activity, seeing 46 repairs done in four hours on Saturday, September 30 at the Stettler Rec Centre.

The event featured expert volunteers in seven different categories with the two most common requests being for small electrical appliances/light fixtures (experts Dave Carstairs and Rick Schofer) and clothes mending (Joan Cole and Marie Brown).

Knife-sharpening (Larry Scheerschmidt) and computer repair (Tyler Hudgeon) also made numerous repairs while the sewing machine (Joan Cole), wood (Dave McCourt) and musical instrument repair (Dave Goodwin) categories each did a few repairs.

Residents had very positive comments about their experience. The expert volunteers either helped repair the item, gave advice as to how to get it fixed, or the item was determined to be not repairable.

The Stettler Public Library’s 3-D printer was also in action and residents were interested in watching it produce items designed on computer.

The event, organized by the Heartland Beautification Committee, is designed to keep usable items out of our landfill and to encourage the spirit of repair.

The next Repair Cafe event will likely be in April, 2018.

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