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Open house for Men’s Shed in Maple Ridge

Alouette Men’s Shed open house on Wednesday, May 24.
The Alouette Men’s Shed moved into their new workshop at Ridge Church in September last year. There are 55 members of the club. The group meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 9-12 p.m.. Typically around six to 10 members come out for the meetings. Then the club meets from 10-12 p.m. for brunch on Fridays at The Well where 16-20 members usually turn out. Right now the group are working on new drawers for their tools and an oversized Jenga set. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

A men’s shed in Maple Ridge is planning an open house to show the public what they are all about.

The Alouette Men’s Shed will be opening its new workshop to the public for people to see the projects they have underway.

A men’s shed is basically a place for senior men to get together to work on projects while promoting their overall social, mental, and physical health and well-being.

First started in Australia to keep men physically active and healthy, there are now 3,000 men’s sheds worldwide, with about 50 in Canada, 22 in B.C., and now two in Maple Ridge.

The open house will be taking place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, at their new workshop at Ridge Church, 22155 Lougheed Hwy. – through the north side lower level entrance.

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“The guys have worked very hard to upgrade the shop and make it a great space for working on projects to benefit the community,” said Heather Treleaven with the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Seniors Network.

The Seniors Network started this initiative last summer and they have quickly grown the membership to more than 55 men – many of whom were struggling with depression and boredom – who have now found a new purpose, explained Treleaven.

This is a free event and refreshments will be served.

For more information call 604-786-7404 or email

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Colleen Flanagan

About the Author: Colleen Flanagan

Colleen Flanagan is an award-winning multimedia journalist with more than 15 years experience in the industry.
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