Volunteer (Eric Stapleton) works with Quinton Armstrong to repair a food processor at last year’s Repair Café.

Repair Café fixers needed for Oct. 29 event

Do you have a skill or talent for fixing things that you would like to share?

Do you have time to help Campbell River do more to reduce, reuse and recycle? The Repair Café needs you! The City of Campbell River Parks & Recreation Department will host the third Repair Café on Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sportsplex – where volunteer fixers help people repair various items with an aim to keeping these items out of the landfill.

“Often, we see people wanting to repair treasured older items that just needed a simple fix,” says recreation program coordinator Linda Nagle. “Repairing an item is also a great way for people to save money instead of buying something new.”

The Repair Café movement was started in Amsterdam in 2009. Repair Cafes are now held in 29 countries, and there are more than 1000 events worldwide.  In 2015, more than 200,000 kg of CO2 emissions were saved by repairing and reusing items rather than throwing them out.

“By helping out at Campbell River’s Repair Café, you would be joining more than 13,500 volunteers worldwide who help others help the environment,” Nagle adds.

Repair Cafe organizers are seeking people who can fix household items, household electrical items and electronics, sewing/clothing repairs, upholstery, garden tools, toys and any other items that can be easily carried to the Café. If you are interested in volunteering a few hours of your time, please contact Linda Nagle 250-286-7805 linda.nagle@campbellriver.ca

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