Whistler’s First Repair Cafe

On October 20th AWARE hosted Whistler’s first Repair Cafe as part of the Zero Waste Living Workshop Series. This series aims to showcase some of the many ways in which we can reduce the amount of waste we create in our everyday lives, while also finding unique ways to re-imagine our ‘waste’ as a valuable resource instead of trash.

Repair Cafes connect people with skilled volunteers and tools to help them fix their broken items. These events are intended to keep repairable items out of landfill, build community relationships and empower people to repair their own items in the future.

 

Whistler’s Repair Cafe Successes
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Event
40
Participants
49
Items Fixed
11
Volunteers
Items brought in for repair include – lamps, antique jewellery box, necklaces, dinosaur head, clothing, unicorn pillow, headlamp, doll sofa, vacuum, dehumidifier, outerwear, books, bikes, backpack, pocket knife, duvet cover and more!

The Zero Waste Living Workshop Series was made possible thanks to funding from the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s Community Enrichment Program and our venue sponsor the Whistler Public Library.

Check our more event photos here.


Upcoming & FREE Zero Waste Living Workshops at the Whistler Public Library:

Date Time Workshop Name Registration
November 15th 6 – 8 PM Simplifying Skincare with Joanna Runciman Register on or after November 1st by emailing publicservices@whistlerlibrary.ca
December 5th 6 – 8 PM Wild Fermentation Sauerkraut with Alice Savage Register on or after December 1st by emailing publicservices@whistlerlibrary.ca

 

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