Repair Cafes – Maple Ridge

Next Repair Cafe is on Saturday, March 16!
Check out our upcoming 2024 Repair Cafe dates & locations!

On Saturday, February 10, Ridge Meadows Recycling Society launched their SEVENTH year of Repair Cafés at the Maple Ridge Library from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Repair Cafés are pop-up events where residents can bring their broken items and volunteer expert “fixers” are available to help residents learn how to repair their stuff. Items fixed in previous years include small appliances, lamps, electronics, jewelry, clothing, and small toys or furniture.

“We’ve scheduled 9 Repair Cafes for 2024,” says Leanne Koehn, Community Engagement Manager for Ridge Meadows Recycling Society and Coordinator of Maple Ridge Repair Cafés, “Many residents now know there are Repair Cafés held each month, so if something breaks or tears, they save it instead of throwing it out because they know there is an upcoming event where they can get it fixed!”

Since launching Repair Cafés in 2018, Ridge Meadows Recycling Society has hosted 37 events and residents have brought over 2000 items to be fixed, including 842 electrical appliances or tools, 572 textiles (clothing, bedding, stuffed animals, etc.), 216 pieces of jewelry, and 50 bicycles.  “Our volunteers enjoy seeing some of the more interesting items that come into the Cafes,” adds Koehn, “In 2023 we fixed an accordion, a drone, and an electric typewriter from the 1990s!”

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society is grateful to Vancity and Metro Vancouver for grants to help fund Maple Ridge Repair Cafes in 2024. The Society has worked to build sustainability in our community for over 50 years and looks forward to a year of continued partnerships with the Maple Ridge Library, the Ridge Meadows Seniors’ Society, the Haney Farmers Market, the Maple Ridge Museum, the Ridge Meadows Quilters Guild, Celebrate Earth Day, the Fraser River Indigenous Society, GETI Fest, and more! Sponsors include the City of Maple Ridge, Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows NEWS, and Haney Builders, who donated many of the tools needed to first launch the Cafes.

Maple Ridge Repair Cafés aim to:

  1. Promote & encourage repair in a modern way
  2. Enable valuable repair expertise to be learned and shared
  3. Promote social connections in the local community
  4. Repair and reuse items that would’ve ended up in the landfill
  5. Encourage kids to get hands on with tools and learn how things work
  6. Provide support to others who wish to start up their own Repair Cafes

“We have an amazing team of fixers,” continues Koehn, “They are a very dedicated bunch who love new challenges. The social connections they make with each other and residents who visit the Cafés are also a big part of why they volunteer – they enjoy helping the community and we love hearing the stories and histories of items that come in to be fixed.”

Tinkerbell Station is a part of every Maple Ridge Repair Café and is a home-grown initiative to encourage kids to get hands-on with tools & “tinker” with items at the end of their life. Old toasters, tv remotes, keyboards, and more are provided as well as screwdrivers and pliers. With adult help, kids can take things apart to see how they work, then get creative and use Repair Café tools & supplies to make robots, jewelry, or their own original creations with the pieces. Tinkerbell herself will be joining the February 10 launch and the April 20 Earth Day Repair Café!

Get Involved!
Know someone who has repair skills, wants to learn them, or just wants to help out? Send them to the online form to volunteer as a “Fixer” or a “Helper” and become a Repair Café hero!

 

Upcoming Cafes:

Repair Cafe #2 (Year 7)
Saturday, March 16, 2024
Location: Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Center,
12150 224th Street, Maple Ridge, BC
Time: 10am – 2pm
*Special Guests – Museum on the Move*

Repair Cafe #3 (Year 7) *our 40th Repair Cafe!!*
Saturday, April 20, 2024
Location: The Bandstand, Memorial Peace Park,
Part of the Celebrate Earth Day festivities!
Time: 10am – 2pm
***Special Guests – Tinkerbell and the Ridge Meadows Quilters Guild will be joining us!!!!***

Repair Cafe #4 (Year 7)
Saturday, May 18, 2024
Location: Albion Community Center,
24165 104th Street, Maple Ridge,BC
Time: 10am – 2pm

Repair Cafe #5 (Year 7)
Saturday, June 22, 2024
Location: Memorial Peace Park, Part of National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations!
Time: 10am – 2pm

Repair Cafe #6 (Year 7)
Saturday, July 13, 2024
Location: Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Center,
12150 224th Street, Maple Ridge, BC
Time: 10am – 2pm

Repair Cafe #7 (Year 7)
Saturday, September 21, 2024
Location: Maple Ridge, Memorial Peace Park, part of GETI Fest!
Time: 10am – 2pm

Repair Cafe #7 (Year 7)
Saturday, October 19, 2024
Location: Maple Ridge Library
22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, BC
Time: 10am – 2pm

LAST Repair Cafe of 2024!
Saturday, November 23, 2024
Location: Maple Ridge Library
22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, BC
Time: 10am – 2pm

 

Our fixing team has a LOT of fun together. Want to be part of Maple Ridge Repair Cafes?

If you are interested in volunteering at an upcoming Repair Cafe (either as a “Fixer” or a general helper – both are needed!),  check out our Volunteer Information Page and fill in the online form. We will send out a call for volunteers by email a couple of weeks before each event. If you can’t make the date, no problem, hopefully we’ll see you at the next one!

 

What is a Repair Cafe?
A Repair Café is a community-building event where volunteers with repair expertise help people in their community repair their broken belongings. We have volunteers who can fix electrical appliances, clothing repairs, bicycles, jewelry, small furniture, and can glue anything from ceramics to shoes!

Items to bring to Repair Cafes: clothing, electronics, appliances, bikes, jewelry and more! You bring it, we’ll try to fix it 🙂

If it’s too long to wait until our next event, check out this “Repair At Home” guide.

Maple Ridge Repair Cafes in the media, in the community, & awards:

February 12, 2024: Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows NEWS article on the First Repair Cafe of 2024 & Year 7 Launch:
https://www.mapleridgenews.com/local-news/maple-ridge-hosts-first-repair-cafe-of-2024-7316786

January 29, 2024: Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows NEWS article on the upcoming First Repair Cafe of 2024 & Year 7 Launch:
https://www.mapleridgenews.com/local-news/a-new-year-of-repair-cafes-begins-in-maple-ridge-7303077 

November 29, 2023: Leanne Koehn, Founder of Maple Ridge Repair Cafes, is a speaker & panelist for the Solid Waste Association of North America‘s “Making Reuse Work” panel at their annual conference.

November 10, 2023: Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows NEWS article on the Last Repair Cafe of 2023:
https://www.mapleridgenews.com/local-news/final-repair-cafe-of-2023-comes-to-maple-ridge-public-library-7103962

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October 18, 2023: Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows NEWS article on Repair Cafe & Quilters Guild at the Maple Ridge Library:
https://www.mapleridgenews.com/community/quilting-experts-on-hand-for-repair-cafe-in-maple-ridge-5934440

July 18, 2023: Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows NEWS article on Repair Cafe at the Haney Farmers Market:
https://www.mapleridgenews.com/news/lots-of-new-people-introduced-to-maple-ridges-repair-cafes-2683373

June 7, 2023: Leanne Koehn, Founder of Maple Ridge Repair Cafes, is a speaker for Coast Waste Management Association’s Roundtable & Group Discussion event “”Repair Cafes: Best Practices”

April 15, 2023: Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows NEWS article on Repair Cafe at the Maple Ridge Earth Day festival:
https://www.mapleridgenews.com/news/get-items-repaired-for-free-at-maple-ridge-earth-day-celebration/ 

March 22, 2023: Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows NEWS article on the busiest Cafe ever!:

PHOTOS: Maple Ridge Repair Cafe records busiest day ever

32140306_web1_230214-MRN-BT-RepairCafe_6March 15, 2023: Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows NEWS article on the second Cafe of 2023:
https://www.mapleridgenews.com/news/repair-cafe-comes-to-maple-ridge-library-on-saturday/

February 15, 2023: Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows NEWS article on the first Cafe of 2023:

PHOTOS: Dozens of items fixed at first Maple Ridge Repair Cafe of 2023

November 14, 2022: Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows NEWS article on the last Cafe of 2022:
https://www.mapleridgenews.com/news/maple-ridge-hosts-last-repair-cafe-of-the-year/

September 1, 2022: Maple Ridge Library welcomes back its first Repair Cafe since the Covid-19 pandemic:
https://www.mapleridgenews.com/community/on-the-page-library-gearing-up-for-a-busy-autum/

May 20, 2022: Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows NEWS article on upcoming Repair Cafe:
https://www.mapleridgenews.com/community/repair-cafe-event-saturday-in-maple-ridge/

April 22, 2022: Maple Ridge Repair Cafes is one of the inaugural Climate Champions awarded by the Maple Ridge Climate Hub during Earth Day celebrations! The award was accepted by founder Leanne Koehn.

April, 2022: A photo of Maple Ridge Repair Cafe volunteers & visitors wins 3rd Place in Volunteer BC’s National Volunteer Week Photo Contest!

February 23, 2022: Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows NEWS article about historic radio fixed at Feb.19 Maple Ridge Repair Cafe:
https://www.mapleridgenews.com/community/repair-caf-in-maple-ridge-breathes-new-life-into-a-70-year-old-family-treasure/

February 12, 2022: Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows NEWS article about upcoming Feb.19 Maple Ridge Repair Cafe:
https://www.mapleridgenews.com/news/repair-caf-back-in-maple-ridge-after-test-run-in-october-2021/

October 25, 2021: Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows NEWS article about October 23 Maple Ridge Repair Cafe:
https://www.mapleridgenews.com/community/first-repair-caf-sees-over-70-items-fixed-for-maple-ridge-and-pitt-meadows-residents/

October 19, 2021: Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows NEWS article about proof of vaccine required at October 23 Maple Ridge Repair Cafe:
https://www.mapleridgenews.com/news/proof-of-vaccination-will-be-required-for-repair-cafs-first-event/ 

September 15, 2021: Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows NEWS article about Maple Ridge Repair Cafes relaunching after COVID hiatus:
https://www.mapleridgenews.com/news/repair-cafs-coming-back-after-a-pandemic-mandated-hiatus/

February 6, 2020: Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows NEWS article about the launch of our THIRD year: https://www.mapleridgenews.com/community/ridge-meadows-recycling-society-celebrating-three-years-of-repair-cafs/

November 30, 2019: The Township of Langley is holding their first Repair Cafe!! Bring them your broken stuff! https://www.tol.ca/events/repair-cafe-2019

June 3, 2019: Very excited to help Port Coquitlam launch their first Repair Cafes! https://www.tricitynews.com/community/photos-poco-repair-caf%C3%A9-breathes-life-into-yesterday-s-gadgets-1.23842733

April 22, 2019: Maple Ridge Repair Cafes featured on CBC Radio’s Cross Country Checkup Blog: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/checkup/what-ideas-do-you-have-to-make-recycling-easier-1.5075856/how-3-canadians-are-finding-a-second-life-for-everything-from-socks-to-toasters-1.5106253

April 21, 2019: Leanne Koehn, Founder of Maple Ridge Repair Cafes, spoke live to a national audience on CBC Radio’s Cross Country Checkup about Recycling & the Repair Cafes (starts around 23:20): https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/checkup-1sc1DoOl-20190421.mp3

January 30, 2019: Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows NEWS article about Repair Café’s Second year: https://www.mapleridgenews.com/community/second-year-of-repair-cafs-for-maple-ridge/

June 14, 2018: Maple Ridge Repair Cafes featured on Metro Vancouver’s Blog to tie in with their “Close Up” video: https://metrovancouverblog.org/2018/06/14/maple-ridge-repair-cafe/#more-4685

March 2, 2018: BC Local News article on launch of Maple Ridge Repair Cafés: https://www.bclocalnews.com/news/need-some-help-getting-things-going-bring-it-to-a-maple-ridge-repair-cafe/

Black Press TV video taken at Maple Ridge Repair Café Media Launch event at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot: https://blackpress.tv/video.php?id=29839&jwsource=cl

 
“FIXED!”

On March 24, 2018, we successfully launched our first Repair Cafe in Maple Ridge at the Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Centre.

Over 30 amazingly talented volunteers helped residents fix 70 different items, including broken lamps, clocks, ties, stools, bikes, jewellery, socks, and more! Kids and adults alike enjoyed taking things apart & building original creations at TINKERbell Station. We heard so many great stories about why each item was held onto and what it meant to the owner. Our “fixed” bell rang throughout the day and there were many happy people – visitors and fixers alike!

Huge thanks to all our volunteers, sponsors, supporters, and planning team for an amazing day! Thank you also to Metro Vancouver for having a camera crew there to capture the magic!

 
March 2, 2018:
“We Can Fix That!” – Maple Ridge’s First Repair Cafes Are A Go!!

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society has received funding from Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program to organize Maple Ridge’s first Repair Cafés. Repair Cafes are pop-up events where residents can bring their broken items (small appliances, jewelry, clothing, small toys or furniture, etc.) and there are tools, materials, and volunteer “fixers” available to help residents learn to repair their stuff!

“I have wanted to organize Repair Cafes locally since I stumbled across the idea a few years ago,” says Leanne Koehn, who works for Ridge Meadows Recycling Society and coordinates the annual Celebrate Earth Day event, “Through receiving the New Horizons for Seniors grant and finding other individuals and businesses who supported the idea, everything came together this year for us to start up and promote the first Repair Cafés alongside our Earth Day theme, ‘DIY: Make it, Grow it, Fix it, Share it!’”

Repair Cafés started about 8 years ago in the Netherlands, and their popularity has spread worldwide. In addition to keeping things out of the landfill, the Maple Ridge Repair Cafés aim to highlight the value of our local seniors who have lifetimes of experiences, knowledge, and skills to share.

“Our community has grown so quickly in the last couple years and as an emerging city, incredible initiatives like the Repair Café are vital contributions,” says Dan Ruimy, Member of Parliament at the time for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, “In our busy lives, it can be difficult to take the time to sew the rip on a pair of pants, or adjust the gears on a clock. Our seniors offer so much wisdom and experience, the Repair Café gives us the opportunity to sit down with them, relax, work together and fix the small things. What a fantastic way to engage with our seniors.”

Get Involved!

Know someone who has repair skills? Ask them to fill in the online form to volunteer as a “Fixer” and become a Repair Café hero!

Learn about some of our Repair Heros who are highlighted in the book, “They Can Fix That!” Celebrating the Volunteers of Maple Ridge Repair Cafes 

 

TINKERbell Station:

The Repair Café Planning Team developed “TINKERbell Station” with artist Kat Wahamaa. This is a special area at the Repair Cafés designed to invite kids to get hands-on with tools, take things apart and explore how things work, and create upcycled art with the pieces. These activities also aim to encourage kids (especially girls) toward STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Design, & Mathematics)-related interests and future careers.

 
Welcome!

What is a Repair Cafe? 

“Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). In the place where a Repair Café is located, you’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. On clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, et cetera. You’ll also find expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields.

Visitors bring their broken items from home. Together with the specialists they start making their repairs in the Repair Café. It’s an ongoing learning process. If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Or you can lend a hand with someone else’s repair job.” -from www.repaircafe.org

 
Why a Repair Cafe?

“We throw away vast amounts of stuff. Even things with almost nothing wrong, and which could get a new lease on life after a simple repair. The trouble is, lots of people have forgotten that they can repair things themselves or they no longer know how. Knowing how to make repairs is a skill quickly lost. Society doesn’t always show much appreciation for the people who still have this practical knowledge, and against their will they are often left standing on the sidelines. Their experience is never used, or hardly ever.

The Repair Café changes all that! People who might otherwise be sidelined are getting involved again. Valuable practical knowledge is getting passed on. Things are being used for longer and don’t have to be thrown away. This reduces the volume of raw materials and energy needed to make new products…

The Repair Café teaches people to see their possessions in a new light. And, once again, to appreciate their value. The Repair Café helps change people’s mindset. This is essential to kindle people’s enthusiasm for a sustainable society.

But most of all, the Repair Café just wants to show how much fun repairing things can be, and how easy it often is. Why don’t you give it a go?”
-from www.repaircafe.org

 
PAST EVENTS!

Year 7 – 2024:

Maple Ridge Repair Cafes Year 7 Launch!
Saturday, February 10, 2024
Location: Maple Ridge Library, 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road
***Special Guest – Tinkerbell joined us for the Launch!!!!***

 

Year 6 – 2023:

9 Cafes in 6 different Indoor & Outdoor Venues with 54 Volunteers – including 20 NEW volunteer signups!

626 Items Brought for Fixing!

Including: 38 pairs of pants, 32 lamps, 31 necklaces, 38 clocks, 12 vacuum cleaners, and an accordian!

LAST Repair Cafe of 2023!
Saturday, November 18, 2023
Location: Maple Ridge Library, with special guests Museum on the Move!

Saturday, October 21, 2023
Location: Maple Ridge Library, with special guests the Ridge Meadows Quilters Guild!

Repair Cafe #7 (Year 6)
Saturday, September 16, 2023
Location: Maple Ridge, Memorial Peace Park, part of GETI Fest!

Repair Cafe #6 (Year 6)
Saturday, July 15, 2023
Location: Memorial Peace Park, in partnership with the Haney Farmers Market!

Repair Cafe #5 (Year 6)
Saturday, June 17, 2023
Location: Memorial Peace Park, Part of National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations!

Repair Cafe #4 (Year 6)
Saturday, May 27, 2023
Location: Albion Community Center,
24165 104th Street, Maple Ridge,BC

Repair Cafe #3 (Year 6)
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Location: The Bandstand, Memorial Peace Park, Part of the Celebrate Earth Day festivities!

Repair Cafe #2 (Year 6) *Our 30th Repair Cafe!!*
Saturday, March 18, 2023 – Worldwide Quilting Day!
Location: Maple Ridge Library,
22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, BC
Time: 10am – 2pm
*Special Guests – Museum on the Move AND Ridge Meadows Quilter’s Guild*
Bring your old quilts for repair and any stalled quilting projects for advice and re-inspiration!

Maple Ridge Repair Cafes Year 6 Launch!
Saturday, February 11, 2023
Location: Maple Ridge Library,
22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, BC
Time: 10am – 2pm

Year 5 – 2022:

9 Cafes in 5 Venues with 50 Volunteers – including 23 NEW volunteer signups!

459 Items Brought for Fixing!

Including: 27 pairs of pants, 22 lamps, 20 necklaces, 21 clocks, 17 vacuum cleaners, and a pair of opera glasses from 1895!

LAST Repair Cafe of 2022!
Repair Cafe #9 (Year 5)
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Location: Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Center,
12150 224th Street, Maple Ridge, BC
Time: 10am – 2pm
*Special Guests – Museum on the Move!*
Check out the Museum’s display of historically-repaired items and bring your own antiques for fixing! 

Repair Cafe #8 (Year 5)
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Location: Maple Ridge Library,
22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, BC
Time: 10am – 2pm

Repair Cafe #7 (Year 5)
Part of GETI Fest!
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Location: Maple Ridge Bandstand, Memorial Peace Park
Time: 10am – 2pm

Repair Cafe #6 (Year 5)
Saturday, July 23, 2022
Location: “South Park” at Memorial Peace Park,
next to 224th Street, Maple Ridge, BC
Time: 10am – 2pm – in partnership with the Haney Farmers Market!

Repair Cafe #5 (Year 5)
Saturday, June 18, 2022
Location: “South Park” at Memorial Peace Park,
next to 224th Street, Maple Ridge, BC
Time: 10am – 2pm – Part of National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations!

Repair Café #4 (Year 5)
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Location: Maple Ridge Seniors’ Activity Centre, 12150 – 224th Street
Time: 10am – 2pm

Repair Café #3 (Year 5)
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Location: The Bandstand, Memorial Peace Park, Maple Ridge, BC
Time: 10am – 2pm – Part of the Celebrate Earth Day festivities!

Repair Café #2 (Year 5)
Saturday, March 26, 2022
Location: Maple Ridge Seniors’ Activity Centre, 12150 – 224th Street
Time: 10am – 2pm

Repair Café #1 (Year 5) *Our 20th Repair Cafe!!*
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Location: Maple Ridge Seniors’ Activity Centre, 12150 – 224th Street
Time: 10am – 2pm

The 2022 Maple Ridge Repair Café Planning Team is grateful to the following organizations and businesses for their support:

Year 4 – 2021:

1 Cafe in 1 Venue with 24 Volunteers!

64 Items Brought for Fixing!

We re-started our Repair Cafes in October, 2021 with established safe protocols. Everyone was very happy to be back fixing things!

Repair Café #1 (Year 4!)
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: Maple Ridge Seniors’ Activity Centre, 12150 – 224th Street, Maple Ridge, BC
Time: 10am – 2pm

We are back!!! After a 20-month Covid break, on Saturday, October 23, 2021, residents brought over 60 items to our experienced fixers for repairing at the Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Center.

 

Year 3 – 2020:

1 Cafe in 1 Venue with 21 Volunteers!

64 Items Brought for Fixing!

We planned a whole year of events and partnerships for 2020 but were only able to hold our first Cafe before all subsequent events were cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. We looked forward to re-starting Repair Cafes once safe protocols were established and community venues were re-opened for events!

Repair Café #1 – Year 3 Launch!!
Co-hosted with the Maple Ridge Library
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Location: Maple Ridge Library, 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, BC
Time: 11am – 3pm

The 2020 Maple Ridge Repair Café Planning Team is grateful to the following organizations and businesses for their support:

Year 2 – 2019:

9 Cafes in 5 Venues with 12 Sponsors & Supporters and 51 Volunteers!

435 Items Brought for Fixing!

Including: 34 pairs of pants, 25 lamps, 19 necklaces, 18 coats/jackets, 16 clocks, 14 bags/purses, 13 bracelets, 12 shirts, and a xylophone!

Repair Cafe Year 2 Volunteer Appreciation Party!
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Maple Ridge Library,
22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, BC
Time: 2:30pm-4:30pm

Repair Café #9 (Year 2)
LAST Repair Cafe of 2019!
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Maple Ridge Library,
22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, BC
Time: 11am – 2pm

Repair Café #8 (Year 2)
Celebrating International Repair Cafe Week!
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Location: Maple Ridge Library,
22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, BC
Time: 11am – 2pm

Repair Café #7 (Year 2)
Part of GETI Fest!
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Location: Maple Ridge Bandstand, Memorial Peace Park
Time: 10am – 2pm

Repair Café #6 (Year 2)
At the BIA Summer Market!
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Location: Memorial Peace Park, Maple Ridge
Time: 10am – 2pm

Maple Ridge District Logo

Repair Café #5 (Year 2)
At the Car Free Day Event!
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Location: 224th Street, Maple Ridge, BC
Time: 12pm – 4pm

Repair Café #4 (Year 2)
Co-hosted with the Ridge Meadows Home Show Family Fest!
FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019
Location: Ridge Meadows Home Show’s Family Fest at Maple Ridge Fairgrounds (next to Planet Ice), 23448 105th Avenue, Maple Ridge, BC
Time: 4pm – 8pm

Repair Café #3 (Year 2)
Part of Celebrate Earth Day 2019 Event!
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Location: Memorial Peace Park Bandstand, Maple Ridge, BC
Time: 10am – 2pm

Repair Café #2 (Year 2) *Our 10th Repair Cafe!!*
Co-hosted with the Maple Ridge Library
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Location: Maple Ridge Library, 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, BC
Time: 11am – 2pm

Repair Café #1 – Year 2 Launch!!
Co-hosted with the Maple Ridge Library
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Location: Maple Ridge Library, 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, BC
Time: 11am – 2pm

The 2019 Maple Ridge Repair Café Planning Team is grateful to the following organizations and businesses for their support:

Year 1 – 2018:

8 Cafes in 6 Venues with 18 Sponsors & Supporters and 54 Volunteers!

400 Items Brought for Fixing!

Including: 39 lamps, 20 clocks, 17 pairs of pants, 16 pairs of socks, 13 glued ceramics, 10 coats/jackets, 9 bicycles, 8 bracelets, 7 chairs, 5 blankets, 4 musical instruments, 3 stools and a suitcase!

Repair Cafe Volunteer Appreciation Party! (Year 1)
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Location: Big Feast Bistro, 11920 227th Street, Maple Ridge, BC
Time: 4pm-6pm

Repair Café #8 (Year 1)
LAST Cafe of 2018!!
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Location: Maple Ridge Library, 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, BC
Time: 10am – 2pm

Repair Café #7 (Year 1)
Celebrating International Repair Cafe Week!
Image result for international repair cafe week 2018Saturday, October 13, 2018
Location: Maple Ridge Library, 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, BC
Time: 10am – 2pm

Repair Café #6 (Year 1)
Part of GETI Fest!
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Location: Memorial Peace Park, Maple Ridge, BC
Time: 10am – 2pm

Repair Café #5 (Year 1)
With the Haney Farmers Market!
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Location: Memorial Peace Park, Maple Ridge, BC
Time: 9am – 2pm

Repair Café #4 (Year 1)
Co-hosted with the Maple Ridge Library – celebrating Seniors’ Week!
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Location: Maple Ridge Library – Fraser Room (2nd floor), 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, BC
Time: 1pm – 4pm

Repair Café #3 (Year 1)
Part of the Ridge Meadows Seniors’ Society Garage & Craft Fair!
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Location: Maple Ridge Seniors’ Activity Centre, 12150 – 224th Street, Maple Ridge, BC
Time: 10am – 2pm

Repair Café #2 (Year 1)
Part of Earth Day celebrations! Theme: “DIY: Make it, Grow it, Fix it, Share it”
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Location: Greg Moore Youth Centre, 11925 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, BC
Time: 10am – 2pm

 

Repair Café #1 (Year 1)
The Launch!
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Location: Maple Ridge Seniors’ Activity Centre, 12150 – 224th Street, Maple Ridge, BC
Time: 10am – 2pm

 

Maple Ridge Repair Café Media Launch!
Friday, March 2, 2018
Location: Maple Ridge Recycling Depot

 

The 2018 Maple Ridge Repair Café Planning Team is grateful to the following organizations and businesses for their support:

The Government of Canada
New Horizons for Seniors Program
City of Maple Ridge
Ridge Meadows Recycling Society
Repair Café Foundation
Vancity – Maple Ridge Branch
Katzie First Nation
Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows-Katzie Community Network
The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows NEWS
Farnsworth Designs
Haney Builders Supplies
Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows-Katzie Seniors Network
Geek Crossing
PrimeTime Digital
HUB: Your Cycling Connection
Ridge Meadows Seniors Society
Maple Ridge Library
Immigrant Services Society of BC
Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association
School District 42