How many people know how to take apart their toaster to repair a loose circuit? How many people can repair a zipper or button that has fallen off a jacket? In the cities of Kitchener-Waterloo, the answer is probably “not many”.
The average Canadian produced 777 kg of garbage in 2009, according to the Conference Board of Canada.
Are these related? Yes! Which is why TransitionKW and kwartzlab is hosting a Repair Cafe – a place for folks to come and bring household items to be repaired, learn new skills, and get inspired.
Next Saturday, November 9, come out to kwartzlab’s makerspace at 33 Kent Avenue in Kitchener between 10am and 2pm. You can bring any of the following:
- electrical appliances
If you need advice on something that is too big to bring in, bring a picture and a description and come talk to someone. If we can’t repair it on site, we’ll offer advice, let you know where you can grab supplies/parts that we may not have, or refer you to good websites and books. We want to help make your repair project a success, so come talk to us!
And let your friends know – RSVP to our facebook event and invite others!