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7th Annual Indoor Community Garage Sale + Repair Café

December 5, 2019 7th Annual Indoor Community Garage Sale + Repair Café

Registration is now open for the 2020 Indoor Community Garage Sale and Repair Café!

 

Event Details

 

When: February 8th, 2020
Where: Canada Games Centre Flexi-Hall
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The 7th annual Indoor Community Garage Sale is a much anticipated community event, promoting reuse and the sharing economy in Yukon!

Not only is this a great opportunity to give your items a second life, it’s the perfect venue to raise funds for your organization or sports team, or to make some money doing some early spring cleaning!

Whether you participate as a vendor or a patron, you’ll be doing your part to keep useful materials out of the landfill and in circulation.

 

Registration Information

 

To register to sell, call Zero Waste Yukon at (867)-667-7269 ext. 27

 

Booth rental fee is $30.00. Your rental fee includes two tables and two chairs, and a booth space of approximately 10′ x 12′. Vendors are responsible for removing any unsold items at the end of the event. Call Zero Waste Yukon for more information and view the registration form below. Feel free to print this and fill it out to save time, but call us in advance to book your spot!

Registration Form
Hundreds of attendees visit the Indoor Community Garage Sale each year to support reuse in our community.

 

Repair Café

 

Electronics Repair Café

We’re very excited to once again have Yukonstruct join us in hosting their Repair Café during the event. Repair Café Whitehorse has been helping fix broken stuff with monthly drop-in events at Yukonstruct since 2014. Broken toaster, vacuum cleaner or other small home appliance? Bring it in and see if it is fixable using soldering irons, multimeters and other tools. This easy introduction to electronics and small home appliance repair is a useful DIY learning experience that you can literally take home.

A happy Repair Café participant.

 

Computers for Schools Yukon will also be in attendance at this year’s Repair Café. If you’re having computer issues, bring in your laptop and consult the experts on how you might get your computer working better!

 

Textiles Repair Café

In addition to electronics repair, we will also have volunteers on hand to help you with basic clothing repairs!

We’ve lined up a number of expert volunteers who are keen to share their mending and sewing knowledge! Are you interested in repairing your own clothes? Want to give your favourite socks a new lease on life? Are you curious to learn more about sewing or stitching? Then this Repair Café is for you!

Bring an item (or more) in need of repair and a desire to learn, and our experts will work with you to try and fix it up good as new! We’ll have a few sewing machines on hand for the bigger jobs, and the supplies you might need to make a simple repair to your ripped garments! This is a wonderful opportunity to improve or gain valuable skills that will help you lower the impact of your clothing and keep things wearable for years to come!

 

For more information on the Indoor Community Garage Sale, contact:

 

Ira Webb
Program Coordinator, Zero Waste Yukon
(867)-667-7269 ext. 27
info@zerowasteyukon.ca

 

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