Published Jan. 28 2020
The first SIRCH Repair Cafe in Haliburton County finished with a 54.2 per cent repair rate including 33.3 per cent of items that can still be fixed said event organizer Chris Varga.
Out of 48 repairs attempted there were 26 completed 16 items needed parts and will be repaired later one could not be tested and four could not be repaired.Varga said it was an amazing outcome because more than half of the items brought will not go to the landfill.
“And in the process we shared knowledge had fun and got to know our neighbours along the way” he said.
There will be more Repair Cafes coming up such as on Saturday March 7 at Archie Stouffer Elementary School in Minden on Saturday May 2 at Haliburton Highlands Secondary School and then Saturday June 13 at ASES. All events are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More dates are expected. See www.sirch.on.ca/repaircafe/ for more information about what can and cannot be repaired.