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An invitation from our device revival specialist, Stephen Akins:

Do you have an older device that is broken or unused? Do you want to learn how to fix it or recycle it for something else? Join me, Stephen, for an Older Device Revival workshop and get some help. I’ll do my best to help you with any device you have, and if your device is beyond repair, I may be…

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Please take note that GIRR will be closed for the day on Saturday, November 11th for Remembrance Day.

Both the recycling depot and the ReDirectory are open for regular hours on Friday, November 10th and we will reopen the following week as normal.

Best wishes to you and your family for the long weekend.

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That’s right folks, as we go deep into fall weather we’re here to help you manage a little more comfortably with the shorter days and cooler temperatures. For our next free repair workshop, come visit us at the South Hall with your lamps and heaters in need of servicing.

Galiano South Hall at 141 Sturdies Bay Road
Saturday, November 18th from 10 am to 1 pm

GIRR’s repair workshop series is…

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We are looking to expand our on-call list for Recycling Assistant at the depot. Having people we can bring in when staff need time off due to sickness, holidays or unforeseen events helps us to keep things running smoothly.

A brief outline of the job includes: assisting community members with their recycling, processing of materials, and being available to step in where needed. This is a physical job. GIRR is…

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Next on the repair roster, we’ll be offering Axe & Knife Sharpening. Visit us outside the ReDirectory at 220 Sturdies Bay Road on Saturday, October 14th from 10 am to 1 pm with your goods. For those of you who attended our Tool Sharpening event in spring, you may remember we were somewhat overwhelmed with the number and array of items coming in for repair. By focusing on axes,…

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GIRR will be closed in observance of the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on Saturday, September 30th.

By taking a day off of our routines, we invite the opportunity to listen, learn, and educate ourselves through reading, listening to Indigenous-created content or perhaps engaging in a local event.

We’ll back back to our regular hours next Friday and Saturday from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm at the recycling depot,…

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We’re throwing a Back-to-School Clothing Swap with Repairs and a side of Hand Mending Demonstrations! This all-ages event is for kids, parents, and all community members. Your attendance as a volunteer is most welcome too!

For the swap, bring a maximum of 10 articles per person of freshly laundered lightly worn clothing to trade. Our aim is to get folks & families ready for cooler weather, so bring seasonally appropriate…

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Please take note that GIRR will be closed for the day on Saturday July 1st for Canada Day.

Both the recycling depot and the ReDirectory are open for regular hours on Friday June 30th and we will reopen the following week as normal.

Wishing you all a healthy and happy long weekend with your friends and family!

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GIRR is delighted to be collaborating with the Yellowhouse for a recycled art workshop as part of their Art with Youth Program.

On Friday, June 9th come to the ReDirectory between 11 am and 1 pm. Please plan to drop off and pickup as parking spaces will need to remain available for ReDirectory users. Ages 7+ are welcome to participate.

This will be a fun exploration of creating art…

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World Oceans Day is coming up on June 8th. To honour this day of care for our oceans, GIRR invites community members to participate in a self-organized beach cleanup event. For one weekend in June, GIRR will accept all beach litter found on Galiano beaches, collected and delivered to us. Here’s how it works:

• Between now and June 10th, plan a beach walk and cleanup. Invite your friends and family…

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