Swift current

repair café

Got a broken thing? Anything? Bring it and we'll help you fix it - for free! 


Changing the world

one repair

at a time!

Swift Current Repair Café 


Stockade, Kinetic Park



The action of fixing or mending something to extend it's lifespan.

The value of the Repair Cafe is that people are going back into a relationship with the material things around them. Swift Current’s Repair Café aims to build a more sustainable society and counter the throwaway mindset. The Repair Café supports the model of the sharing economy through building a community where people with repair skills are valued and organizations collaborate and innovate for the common good.


we can repair...

Electronics - digital clocks, battery chargers, headphones, cd players
Small electric appliances - toasters, coffee makers, hair dryers, blenders
Clothes - wool socks, missing buttons, holes or tears
Furniture - small tables or chairs, frames, jewellery boxes
Toys - wood or plastic
Jewellery - necklaces, earrings

Bicycles and tricycles
Computers and technology
Small engines - lawnmowers, scooters, snow blowers
House plants - bug infestations
Ceramics and pottery - platters, tea cups
Books and paper - hardcover and soft cover books, documents
Household appliances - sewing machines, old clocks, lamps


Why should people attend a Repair Cafe?

Because the longer we repair and reuse - the less we take from the earth and discard - the longer the earth will sustain - the more time we will have to fix all the problems we created.
People should participate as a statement against the corrupted designers and manufacturers who deliberately waste products and materials - who offend and damage our earth out greed and effort to make a little surplus cash.

Kim Houghtaling, woodworking expert.



BEcome A Member of our TEAM

Are you a good fixer who thinks we should be repairing instead of tossing? A skilled DIYer who wouldn't mind sharing their computer, electronics, wood working, sewing, jewellery, small appliance or other repair skills on a Saturday?

We would provide materials and some tools but you would probably want to bring your own, favourite, tools to use as well.

Even if you don't consider yourself an expert, we can still use help with check-ins, and general helping out.

If you can give us a hand, please email me at shanngowan@gmail.com! Or reply here and I'll message you.



Thank you to all our sponsors.  We could not put on this event without their support.  Please help us thank  them by using their services and shopping in their stores.  

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Shann Gowan, Organizer

PO Box 872, Swift Current, Saskatchewan S9H 3W8



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