The Lake Trail Community Education Society is hosting an event to help with waste diversion.
The Repair Café event is taking place at Lake Trail Community School on Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Volunteer fixers will be at the school with tools and materials to help fix small electronics and appliances, wood projects, bicycles, toys, clothes and other items that may have been thrown away or taken to the landfill.
“Even if you do not have an item to repair, you are welcome to come by and enjoy a bowl of chili or some apple crisp at the Repair Café concession, which is a fundraiser for the Lake Trail Community Education Society,” said Lake Trail Community Education Society executive director Anna Rambow. “This is a community celebration where we can learn from one another and have fun in the process.”
Several community partner organizations and businesses will be at the site to share information and provide activities.
“Repairing items is an essential part of keeping products in use, rather than immediately recycling them or throwing them out when something goes wrong,” said Comox Strathcona Waste Management educator Lindsay Eason. “Learning how to repair your own stuff can build lifelong skills that save money and reduce waste.”