On the mend: Volunteer fixers and DIYers like Yolanda Leung (left) are being sought by the Township of Langley’s Lovena Morton (right) to share their skills with others during the community’s first Repair Cafe on Nov. 30. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Volunteer ‘fixers’ required for new Repair Cafe in Langley

To encourage more mending and less discarding, the Township is introducing a how-to event on Nov. 30

Are you A-OK when it comes to DIY?

Are you handy with a hammer, hooked on knitting or sewing, excited about electronics, or in tune with musical instruments?

If so, the Township of Langley encourages you to lend your expertise and a bit of your time to help others – and the environment.

On Saturday, Nov. 30, the Township is hosting its first Repair Cafe, an event where neighbours help neighbours repair – or learn to repair – common items.

The event is designed to foster community connections, share practical skills, and encourage residents to think and act sustainably, said solid waste coordinator Lovena Morton.

“These days, it is quick and easy to simply throw things away, and even simple repairs are often overlooked,” she said.

“Instead of tossing items in the trash, give them a second life by fixing them up. You will save money, keep items out of the landfill, and save on the material and energy needed to make new products.”

The Repair Cafe will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at firehall #5, at 20355 32 Ave., in Brookswood.

The free event is open to all residents of the Township of Langley and no RSVP is necessary.

Residents can bring in just about anything that needs repairing, from bikes, small appliances, and furniture, to jewelry, clothing, housewares, and toys.

To help bring the broken items back up to par, “fixers” are required for the event and amateur DIY-ers, tinkerers, hobbyists, fixer-uppers, and anyone who enjoys repairing things and helping others learn is invited to take part.

“Repair Cafés rely on local handy-people to pitch in to make the event a success,” Morton said.

“You don’t need to be an expert to volunteer, as even the slightest bit of know-how can help,” said Morton, adding that the cafés are also a great opportunity to socialize with neighbours and make new friends.

To volunteer for the Repair Café, please sign up as soon as possible at tol.ca/repaircafe. Visit the site for additional event details and rules.

For more information, people can contact Township of Langley solid waste coordinator, Lovena Morton, atlmorton@tol.ca or 604-532-7268.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Memorial set for one of three found dead at Langley house fire

Father wants the community to know the “amazing” person who’s been lost

Langley residents along the Fraser River asked to be on alert

Flooding along Lower Fraser River is possible as the water levels rise in the next week

Langley Lodge’s deadly outbreak declared over

Fraser Health and long-term care home administrator confirm Friday declaration

LETTER: One man upset by Liberal party apologies

MLAs shouldn’t say sorry for advertising in Christian magazine that opposing transgender rights

Aldergrove moms orchestrate class photo for Kindergarten grads after COVID-19 school shutdown

Five year olds at Parkside Elementary got one final reunion to wrap up their school year cut short

13 new B.C. COVID-19 cases, Langley Lodge outbreak ends

Health care outbreaks down to four, 162 cases active

Greater Vancouver home sales start to tick up, with prices holding steady

Residential sales last month reached 2,443, a 64.5 per cent jump from May

PHOTOS: South Surrey tractor project evokes ‘$1-million smile,’ helps connect neighbours

Retired Surrey firefighter Ron Henze began project for friend’s dad to fill time during pandemic

Alberta health minister orders review into response after noose found in hospital in 2016

A piece of rope tied into a noose was found taped to the door of an operating room at the Grande Prairie Hospital in 2016

B.C.’s major rivers surge, sparking flood warnings

A persistent low pressure system over Alberta has led to several days of heavy rain

B.C.’s Indigenous rights law faces 2020 implementation deadline

Pipeline projects carry on as B.C. works on UN goals

Search continues for person seen floating in Coquihalla River in Hope

Rescuers halted the search Thursday night as darkness fell

‘Mind boggling’: B.C. man $1 million richer after winning Lotto 6/49 a second time

David O’Brien hopes to use his winnings to travel and of course keep playing the lottery

Most Read