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Repair Café

closeup of man repairing a bike wheel

Repair Café

City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr

Date & Time:
September 14, 2019
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM


Kids and Family Library

City Centre


2019-09-14 11:30:00 2019-09-14 14:30:00 America/Vancouver Repair Café Repair items, save money, and learn something new! City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr

Repair items, save money, and learn something new!

As a part of the City’s Love Where You Live initiative to create a cleaner, greener and healthier community, the Engineering Operations: Solid Waste team and Surrey Libraries have partnered to host our inaugural Repair Café at the City Centre Library. Give your broken household items a new lease on life after a simple repair.

This is a free, family-friendly event. We will supply the space, tools and experts to help you repair your – bike, jewellery, toaster, computer, clothes and more! The Repair Café brings together people with items to fix and volunteers with repair expertise. Simply bring us your items and a desire to learn. Our repair experts include: Repair Matters, the PEDAL Society, HUB Cycling, FreeGeek Vancouver and Frameworq Textiles.

Why Repair?

Thousands of ripped or worn-out textiles, broken computers, small electronics and appliances are thrown away every year. Counter this throwaway culture, save your money, and learn something new. Join the worldwide movement to foster a culture of repair, community-building, and knowledge-sharing.

How to Participate

Come and learn at our Recycle It! and Learning Hub stations, or register to get your broken items fixed. To register online, go to the Repair Café online registration page and use the registration numbers below.

Spaces are limited. On event day you can get help fixing a maximum of 3 items, but you must stay with the fix-it experts. No drop offs. Item(s) must be reasonably sized and able to be carried to the event.

What Can I Repair?

The following stations and experts will be available to residents:

Bike Repair Station
Lead by: PEDAL and HUB Society
What You'll Learn: General Repair and Maintenance
Registration #: 4702279

Small Appliances Station
Lead by: Repair Matters
What You'll Learn: Troubleshooting
Registration #: 4702282

Clothing Station
Lead by: Frameworq
What You'll Learn: Small Repairs
Registration #: 4702283

Electronics & Computers Station
Lead by: FreeGeek
What You'll Learn: Troubleshooting
Registration #: 4702284

Learning Hub
Lead by: Surrey Libraries
Kid's learn to create and take things apart

Recycle It! Station
Lead by: City of Surrey
Learn how to properly dispose of items