By Kalinowski, Tim on June 11, 2018.
About a dozen volunteer handymen and handywomen set up shop at the LCSO on Sunday to offer advice and undertake a a few small-scale repairs for Environment Lethbridge’s Fix It Fair.
“We’re capping off the end of Environment Week and Seniors’ Week with a Fix It Fair,” explained volunteer co-ordinator Chelsea Sherbut. “It’s kind of like a tradeshow with different tables, and people can bring their broken items and if we have a volunteer that knows how to fix that thing we will try to fix it for them, or at least give them some advice on the next steps.”
Expertise on offer ranged from electrical re-wiring, to clothing repair to woodworking, and several other “handy” skills.
“It’s kind of neat one,” she said. “It’s kind of an intergenerational knowledge-sharing thing, and an attempt to try to reclaim some items that might otherwise go to the landfill.”
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