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Williams Lake Repair Cafe connects consumers with conservation

People could bring items from their household to repair thanks to skilled volunteers, staff

The Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society (CCCS) hosted another successful Repair Cafe on Saturday, April 27 at the Inspired Builder’s Market.

Members of the public were invited to bring broken items from their homes down to get a hand repairing items and saving them from the landfill.

Oliver Berger and Mary Forbes, of the CCCS were on hand, along with a number of other skilled helpers. Mike Desaultels from the Williams Lake Man Shed was there, Tony Sevile came to help with furniture repairs, John Lewis was repairing tools and small engines, along with Don Skea.

Forbes was fixing and giving away bicycles as part of the Bikes for All program and Berger was helping fix a number of other items including hand tools.

The event saw four weed whackers repaired, a number of hand tools, a vacuum, a lamp, some chairs, a food dehydrator, and more.

Berger said anything which they couldn’t fix was set aside to recycle.

This was the first Repair Cafe in Williams Lake since Covid and the organization is hoping to make them a more regular event. The Inspired Builders Market is a used building materials, tools and other items market on North Lakeside Drive.

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Ruth Lloyd

About the Author: Ruth Lloyd

I moved back to my hometown of Williams Lake after living away and joined the amazing team at the Williams Lake Tribune in 2021.
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