Repair Cafe

The Repair Café is a free, annual event for community members to connect and repair items together. Join us every April to save money, reduce waste and learn new skills.

On April 27th CCSS hosted the 2nd Annual Cumberland Repair Café in collaboration with educators from the Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM). The event aimed to promote sustainable practices by offering repair services for various items, from clothing to lamps, blenders, toys, and more.

The Repair Café, a community-driven initiative, saw a great turnout with 164 items brought in for repair. Volunteers, including skilled technicians and enthusiasts, worked for the day to mend and restore items, fostering a culture of reuse and reducing unnecessary waste. 129 of the items were successfully repaired.

The event not only provided practical solutions for fixing broken items but also served as an educational platform, with CSWM educators offering insights into waste reduction and sustainable living practices. Younger participants were able to learn to sew and repurpose fabric or play at the tinker station, taking apart electronic items to get an idea of how they work inside.

Save the date, save your stuff!

This is an annual event, with the next Cumberland Repair Café scheduled for April 2025.