Second year of Repair Café’s for Maple Ridge

First Repair Café set for Feb. 9

The Ridge Meadows Recycling Society is launching a second year of Repair Cafés in Maple Ridge.

A Repair Café is where experienced volunteers help you repair small appliances, jewelry, clothing, small furniture, electronics, bicycles and toys.

The inaugural event took place last year on Mar. 24 at the Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Centre with 30 volunteers.

More than 70 different items were fixed including lamps, clocks, ties and stools.

This year the first Repair Café takes place Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Maple Ridge Library, 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road.

Other dates include Mar. 9 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. also at the Maple Ridge Library, Apr. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bandstand in Memorial Peace Park during the annual Earth Day event and May 3 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Albion Fairgrounds, 23448 Jim Robson Way, part of the Ridge Meadows Home Show’s Family Fest.

Maple Ridge Artist-In-Residence Kat Wahamaa will be running the TINKERbell Station at each café for children to get hands-on experience with tools, to be able to take things apart and explore how things work and create upcycled art with the pieces.

Volunteers are always needed including those with sewing, carpentry and electrical skills.

For more information call 604-463-5545 or go to www.mrrepaircafe.ca.

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