Don’t toss it – repair it at the Repair Cafe

If you’ve got a broken bike, busted appliance or jewelry that you have no idea how to fix, don’t toss it

If you’ve got a broken bike, busted appliance or jewelry that you have no idea how to fix, don’t toss it.

Visit the Repair Café, and learn how to fix it.

On Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Sportsplex, volunteer fixers will be available to work on small appliances, stereos, video components, electronics, phones, cell phones, clothing, upholstery, digital cameras, jewelry, musical instruments, wooden chairs, toys and bikes and more.

“This is our third Repair Café, where with support from our knowledgeable repair volunteers, people learn how to fix broken items,” said recreation program coordinator Linda Nagle.

“The first two were very successful, and it’s obvious that Campbell River residents really want to try to keep items out of the landfill and save themselves some money by avoiding buying new items to replace what’s broken but fixable.”

New to the list of fixers this time are Cecile and Robert, who can help repair musical instruments, plus Judy Woodward of Dinner Bay Designs, who can assist with broken or damaged jewelry and Karen Abels, who’ll be available to help with upholstery.

Repair Cafe is a worldwide initiative started in Amsterdam in 2009 to encourage people to repair broken belongings and learn some practical skills. There are now more than 900 Cafes in 22 countries worldwide.

No pre-registration is required, and the event is offered free of charge.

If you can carry it, you can bring it.

For more information, call 250-923-7911, or check out the Repair Café Event on Campbell River Recreation’s Facebook page.

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