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FIX IT FAIR

The Fix It Fair will be held at Murphy's Community Centre on Saturday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free event will include a Repair Café, workshops, demonstrations, information booths and more.

The Repair Café is a concept that communities throughout North America and Europe are embracing. It will feature talented fixers from a variety of expertise who have volunteered their services to assist in the free repair of various household items throughout this event. The role of the fixers is not only to repair broken items but to share their knowledge so participants can perform similar repairs at home.

Participants can bring in one item (such as a small appliance or item of clothing) per person to be repaired by the skilled on-site 'fixers', free of charge. Free childcare will be provided by Murphy's Community Centre for children kindergarten age and up whose parents or guardians are taking part in the event.

Are you a Fixer? Interested in participating in the Fix It Fair as a "fixer"? We are looking for people with repair skills for all kinds of household items including: clothing, small household appliances, electronics, jewelry, etc. To learn more about this exciting community event, please contact 902-629-6368 or email jbrown@charlottetown.ca.

Workshops As part of the Fix It Fair, there will be free workshops that will cover a broad range of topics such as health, safety, sustainability and more.

Financial Planning and Budgeting: Learn about the basics in financial planning and budgeting for your income and expenses with financial consultants at this informative workshop. Some of the topics that will be covered include:

  • How to get yourself out of debt
  • How to start investing
  • Overview of TFSA's and RRSPs, and which is best for you
Self-care and Wellness for the Family: Cassandra Goodwin, ND, is offering this workshop on ways to care for yourself and your family with a holistic wellness approach. She will be discussing ways to deal with common issues such as stress management, proper diet tips for better sleep, and building stronger immune systems.

Energy Efficient Homes: efficiencyPEI is providing this presentation on how to save money and energy in your home by taking simple steps to make your home more energy efficient.

Home Safety and Emergency Kits: The Charlottetown Fire & Police Department are offering this workshop focusing on keeping your family safe by avoiding preventable disasters and being prepared for emergencies. Attendees will learn how to put together emergency kits for the home and for their vehicle.

Working in Self Care and Wellness for the Family: Naturopathic Doctor, Cassandra Goodwin is offering this workshop on ways to care for yourself and your family with a holistic wellness approach. She will be discussing ways to deal with common issues such as stress management, diet, tips for better sleep, and building stronger immune systems.

More workshops TBA! Pre-registration required and will open in February.

Workshop Schedule:
Energy Efficient Homes 10:00am
Financial Planning and Budgeting 11:00am
Fermenting Foods 12:00pm
Self-Care and Wellness for the Family 1:00pm
Home Safety and Emergency Kits 2:00pm
Best Online Practices and Security 3:00pm

Workshops will be approximately 45 minutes each and will be held in Room 207 at the Murphy's Community Center, across from the gymnasium.

Stay up to date on the latest event details and learn more about the Fix It Fair by joining the Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1643593079277955/.



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