Photo posted to surrey.ca to publicize the city’s Repair Café event on Sept. 14.

Get stuff repaired for free at first-time Surrey event this month

‘Repair Café’ planned at City Centre Library

A first-time “Repair Café” in Surrey will fix your stuff for free.

The event, on Saturday, Sept. 14 at City Centre Library, is part of Surrey’s Love Where You Live initiative “to create a cleaner, greener and healthier community.”

“Repair items, save money, and learn something new!” says an event post on the city’s website (surrey.ca).

The inaugural event is hosted by the engineering department’s solid waste team and Surrey Libraries, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 10350 University Dr.

Volunteers with several organizations – Repair Matters, the PEDAL Society, HUB Cycling, FreeGeek Vancouver and Frameworq Textiles – will work to repair broken bikes, jewelry, toasters, computers, clothes and more.

“Thousands of ripped or worn-out textiles, broken computers, small electronics and appliances are thrown away every year,” notes the city’s event post. “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.”

An online registration system is in place for certain repair work, at surrey.ca/culture-recreation/29657.aspx.

Spaces are limited, and on event day people can get help fixing a maximum of three items, according to the event post. Also, “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.”

Surrey to launch city-wide clean-up, beautification initiative

Just Posted

South Surrey mothers to launch CBD-infused water product

Three friends say benefits may include anxiety relief, pain management

4-year-old child injured in Surrey after falling out window

Child fell out of third-storey window, expected to fully recover

City of White Rock hosts official pier reopening

Event included ribbon-cutting, speeches, live music

Surrey school district to allow students to miss class for global climate strike

Students must be excused from school by parents; will be able to make up missed work without penalty

Little library stolen in Clayton Heights

Thieves permanently check out family’s book collection

VIDEO: A moment to remember during the World Lacrosse Men’s Indoor Championship in B.C.

Diego Hernandez Valenzuela’s team lost, but he felt like a winner Saturday

Hiker rescued after spending night on Crown Mountain

North Shore Rescue spotted the woman by helicopter over Hanes Valley

PHOTOS: Steller sea lion with plastic around neck rescued on Vancouver Island

Rescue staff determined the plastic band cut the protected animal’s neck approximately two inches

B.C. VIEWS: School officials join fact-free ‘climate strike’

Students, public get distorted picture of greenhouse gases

Vancouver Giants complete weekend sweep of Cougars

Back-to-back road trip victories for Langley-based team

Handgun crackdown, health spending and transit plans latest campaign promises

Friday was the end of a busy week on the campaign trail

B.C. woman photographs massive ant swarm on Abbotsford driveway

She asked what the ants were doing? The answer: war

Iconic 90s TV show ‘Friends’ celebrates 25th anniversary

The iconic, decade-long television show aired its first episode 25 years ago today

Westbound crash on Highway 1 in Langley causing extreme traffic delays

Collision occured just after Glover Road, cars backed up all the way to 264th Street

Most Read