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GIRR’S AGM

We are happy to invite Galiano community members to GIRR’s Annual General Meeting on Sunday, May 26th, at 3 pm. The meeting will be held this year at the Galiano Community Library, 1290 Sturdies Bay Road, #2. Light refreshments will be served. Those attending the meeting are required to hold active memberships with GIRR. Your …

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We’re looking for energetic, self-motivated people to join our team of conscientious recyclers! This job is ideal for those who enjoy physical tasks, interacting with the community and responding to a fast-paced environment. Applicants must be available to work Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays in our recycling centre. With summer coming we have scheduled shifts to …

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TOOL AUCTION

The ReDirectory’s fundraising Tool Auction will be held on Saturday, May 18th beginning at 11 am outside of the ReDirectory. We’ll have a variety of woodworking and garden tools on the auction block. Items range from chop saws to chains saws (cleaned, oiled and sharp!), to weedeaters and pumps, with an array of hand tools …

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PHOENIX PLASTICS

The recycling centre has been hopping with new programs and services over the last while. With so much going on, I think it’s worth taking a moment to shine some light on a particularly ambitious and innovative project that we’ve undertaken: Phoenix Plastics, GIRR’s local post consumer recycling program. To offer some background, in 2023 …

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Dust off your bike and bring it down to the ReDirectory to get it ready for summer! We’ll have three repairers on hand to tend to flat tires, lube chains, make brake & gear adjustments, or even give maintenance tips. Outside the ReDirectory, 220 Sturdies Bay RoadSaturday, May 11th from 10 am to 1 pm …

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We’re hosting a Spring Clothing Swap with Textile Repairs and Hand Mending Demonstrations! This all-ages event is for kids, parents, and all community members. We welcome volunteers too. Bring freshly laundered, lightly worn clothing to trade. Think spring & summer attire for sharing. Remaining items will be donated to a local charity. Anna Keefer will …

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Hello friends and neighbours! GIRR’s recycling centre will be closed on Friday, March 29th for the Good Friday statutory holiday. We will be open on Saturday, March 30th at the recycling depot from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, and at the ReDirectory from 10 am to 1 pm. Commercial recycling hours will be Thursday, March …

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With spring right around the corner, the focus of our March sharpening event will be on pruners, sheers, secateurs, or whatever you might need honed to get your garden into shape (with the exception of serrated blades or saws). As with our other repair events, we will prioritize one item per person to start, and …

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Have you got a gadget that won’t turn on? Is your toaster on the fritz? Bring us your small electrical appliances (sorry, no gas-powered equipment) and we’ll do our best to get things running again. To help us prepare, drop an email in advance to galianorecycles@gmail.com to let us know what you’re bringing in and …

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January 20th UPDATE: We will be closed Saturday, January 20th. Having assessed the conditions at the depot this morning, there is still too much snow on the ground for it to be safe to open for the public. With the warm weather and rain in the forecast, we fully anticipate being open our regular hours …

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