Save the date! Sunday, October 20 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Sooke Community Hall is set for our sixth Sooke Repair Café. Expect familiar and new friendly faces with the tools and know-how to turn your potential recyclables into revitalized treasures.
This family friendly event welcomes everyone in town to bring items for repair. Anything that is broken is fair game — lamps, hair dryers, clothes, fabrics, electronic appliances, furniture, bikes, toys, teapots and crockery included. No guarantees, but more than likely these items can be repaired. Learn new skills, meet your neighbours, and enjoy some coffee (or tea) and cookies. Nothing to repair? Just drop in and join the fun.
“If you can carry it through the door, someone will try to help you repair it!” says Bernie Klassen of Zero Waste Sooke. “At the last café, a child brought in her precious toy for us to look at. She shed happy tears when it was fixed! Maybe we can help fix something precious to you.”
Our event is timed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Repair Café International. The first Repair Café was held in Amsterdam in 2009. Since then, Repair Cafes have been popping up all around the world. Zero Waste Sooke, a working group of Transition Sooke, operates this event under licence with Repair Café International.