‘Don’t toss it! Repair it!’ is the motto of Stettler’s popular Repair Café event which will take place Sept. 28th from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Stettler Recreation Centre lobby.
The Repair Café event, organized by the Heartland Beautification Committee, gathers expert volunteers who offer free help with repair of broken items. It is designed to keep usable items out of the landfill and to encourage the spirit of repair.
This time, expert volunteers will be available to help with repair of wood items/furniture (like that wobbly stool?), knife-sharpening, clothing mending, small appliances/light fixtures, musical instruments, small engines and bicycles.
Attendees are encouraged to participate in the repair process as much as is reasonable, depending upon the repair, and may perhaps leave with a new repair skill or two.
At the Repair Café event, the Stettler Public Library will display DIY reading material.
There is no charge for the repairs (except for parts) but donations will be accepted to help cover the costs of the event.
This is Stettler’s fifth Repair Café, and the event usually sees 50 to 60 successful repairs during the four-hour event.
Anyone who likes to repair things is invited to join the list of expert volunteers for future Repair Café events by contacting the Heartland Beautification Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 403-742-4411.
The original Repair Café concept began in the Netherlands in 2009 and has since spread to over 1300 communities around the world. www.repaircafe.org/en/