Yesterday marked our first ever affiliated event outside of Halifax Regional Municipality – a Fix-it Fair in the historic Sherbrooke Village! With support from the Clean Foundation and the Municipality of Sherbrooke, ten local vendors spent the afternoon repairing bikes, selling repurposed house-ware and art pieces, showcasing DIY tricks, and celebrating repair culture with everyone who stopped by.
The Fix-It Atlantic team wants to give a big round of applause to Debbie Feltmate, who not only organized the wonderful Sherbrooke event, but also participated as a vendor. Debbie, owner of “Waste Knot”, makes beautiful outdoor mats and baskets from recycled lobster rope! We also want to give a huge thank you to every vendor, fixer, learner, upcycler, attendee, and bringer of broken things who came out to the event yesterday. Your support of the Fix-It Fair means a lot! Check out some pictures from the event on our Facebook page.
Don’t worry if you missed out this year – there’s a rumor floating around that the Sherbrooke Fix-It Fair will be returning again next year. But if you can’t wait until then, feel free to stop by our biggest Fix-It Fair event of the year on Sunday, October 21 at Alexander Keith’s Brewery Courtyard in Halifax! Fix-It Fairs are a great way to introduce yourself to the wonderful world of repairing, repurposing, upcycling, and supporting local. Find out more about the Halifax event here.
If you want to hold a Fix-It Fair in your own community, please comment below, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.