Highest Number of Volunteers

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Photograph by Lon Appleby

It seems that with every Repair Café, we reach another milestone. On January 17, the first Repair Café this year, we occupied the largest number of rooms at Skills for Change. Also, we had the highest number of volunteers showing up and helping out for the day.

This time, we had four rooms: one used for registration, one for appliance and household repairs, one for clothes and jewellery repairs, and the fourth one for computer and book repairs. We were so full that our photo booth had to be set up in a hallway to free up space for the repair stations!

We had 49 volunteers for this café, including 33 fixers, 3 apprentices, and other volunteers who provided general support from welcoming visitors to taking photos. We had both old and new volunteers, and more people signing up as volunteers. A big thanks to all the volunteers!  Numerous visitors came to us saying that the Repair Café was really a fantastic idea and that our volunteers were very helpful and kind. One of our visitors named Lecia brought a broken microwave oven and she told us her Repair Café experience in this one and a half minute video.

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Buttons Design by Marie Minas         Photograph by Lon Appleby

We would like to thank Skills for Change for providing the wonderful space for us.
As well, we sincerely thank Bakers of Humewood Coffee Group who made the delicious snacks for everyone!

We will be back at Skills for Change in March. Don’t miss February’s café at
HackLab. It will be held on February 21, from 12 noon to 4 pm. For details, please go to Upcoming Events page. Hope to see you there!

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Photograph by Jung-Hee Ban