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Sooke Repair Cafe


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Toaster broken?  Your favourite chair needs a new seat covering? Bicycle gears frozen?  Don’t toss! Bring them to Zero Waste Sooke’s fifth Repair Café.  Local volunteer repair experts will be there to help you. Bicycle over and learn how you can tune your bike for spring.  Bonus: the service is free of charge.

This family friendly event welcomes everyone in town to bring items for repair.  Anything that is broken is fair game—lamps, hair dryers, clothes, fabrics, electronic appliances, furniture, bikes, toys, teapots and crockery included.  No guarantees, but more than likely these items can be repaired.  Learn new skills, meet your neighbours, and enjoy some coffee (or tea) and cookies.  Nothing to repair?  Just drop in and join the fun. 

“If you can carry it through the door, someone will try to help you repair it!”  says Bernie Klassen of Zero Waste Sooke.  “We trash mountains of stuff on this planet and it’s got to stop. Repairing items rather than junking them saves money and resources while also minimizing the C02 emissions that result from the manufacturing of their replacements.”

The first Repair Café was held in Amsterdam in 2009. Since then, Repair Cafes have been popping up all around the world.  Zero Waste Sooke, a working group of Transition Sooke, operates this event under license with Repair Café International.  

For more information, please contact Bernie Klassen at:  ebklassen@gmail.com


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