(Repair Café International)

Have old broken stuff? These people will fix it for you – for free

Repair Café set for April 20 in Sooke

Toaster broken? Your favourite chair need a new seat covering? Bicycle gears frozen? Don’t toss them.

Instead bring them to Zero Waste Sooke’s fifth Repair Café on Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sooke Community Hall.

Volunteer repair experts will be there to help you repair your item. Bonus: the service is free.

Anything that’s broken is fair game: lamps, hair dryers, clothes, fabrics, electronic appliances, furniture, bikes, toys, teapots, even crockery.

“If you can carry it through the door, someone will try to help you repair it.” said 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 popped up all around the world. Zero Waste Sooke, a working group of Transition Sooke, operates this event under license with Repair Café International.



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