Repair Cafe

Do you have something that isn’t working? Don’t toss it—bring it to the Repair Cafe! At our pop-up events (about 4 per year), our team of volunteers will assist you in troubleshooting and help you repair your broken item. Keeping items in service longer reduces waste and avoid the energy and resources used to create replacement items.

Anything you can carry in (except computers and cell phones) is fair game: lamps, hair dryers, toasters, clothing, bikes, furniture and toys are examples of what we can help repair. The Repair Cafe “fixers” have the experience to advise, assist and teach you how to carry out the repair. We can even repair some items that are no longer manufactured. If we find the item is not repairable, we will offer advice on where to recycle it. Since 2018 our skilled volunteers have saved hundreds of items from the landfill.

Sign up for the Transition Kamloops newsletter to learn about upcoming Repair Cafes, or keep an eye on the Repair Café Kamloops Facebook page. Repair Cafe Kamloops is an initiative of Transition Kamloops. We gratefully acknowledge the City of Kamloops Climate Action Grant we received in 2023.

We’re always welcoming new volunteers, so if you know someone who is helpful and handy, please get in touch! We also would love more help with event organization, social media, and staffing the registration table at events. Click on this video to get inspired!


  • Repair Café returns to Riverside Park May 25th!
    We’re thrilled to announce the return of our beloved Repair Café event! 🛠️ On Saturday, May 25th, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, we invite you to join us at Heritage House (Riverside Park) for a day of community, sustainability, and skill-sharing. What’s the Repair Café …
  • Celebrate Earth Day by Repairing for the Planet!
    In the spirit of Earth day, Transition Kamloops is excited to announce the upcoming Repair Cafe event which aligns perfectly with this year’s theme: Planet vs. Plastics. By repairing items, we not only give them a second life but also …
  • Repair Cafe: Tuesday March 5 at TRU
    Do you have small household items or clothing/textiles that need to be repaired or altered? Don’t throw them away; bring them to the TRU Library Makerspace Repair Café March 5 at TRU. The Repair Café is a free event organized …
  • Next Repair Cafe
    UPDATE: Special Repair Cafe on TRU Campus, November 18, 2023. A collaboration with GEOG 3990 students! Dull knives, ripped Halloween costumes, creaky chairs? Help is coming soon! Visit the Repair Café at the Kamloops Yacht Club on Saturday, October 21 …
  • Bring us your noisy bikes, creaky chairs & holey sweaters!
    Have you got an item at home that needs repair, but you don’t have the right tools? Or you don’t how to troubleshoot it? Kamloops Repair Café has got your back! Bring your items to the Kamloops Yacht Club (1140 …
  • Are you handy and helpful? The Repair Cafe wants to meet you!
    Do you like to fix things? Are you interested in helping out with events in your community that promote sustainable living? Then the Kamloops Repair Cafe is for you! We are part of a worldwide organization, Repair Cafe International, and …
  • Repair Café partners with ElectroRecycle for May event
    Have you got a small appliance that has given up the ghost? A lamp that turns off and on when it feels like it? Bring them to the Valleyview Community Hall on Saturday, May 13 between 10 am and 3 …
  • Repair Cafe: The Children’s Edition!
    The next Repair Cafe event will be a Children’s Edition, focusing on children’s items (clothing, toys, stuffed animals, baby furniture, etc.) on Sat Nov 26th at the North Shore Library from 10 am to 3 pm. There will even be …
  • Don’t toss it! Bring it to the Repair Cafe!
    Repair Cafe Kamloops is back! Don’t toss your broken items: bring them to Sahali Mall on May 28 between 10 am and 3 pm. Our volunteer “fixers” will assess whether the item is reparable and teach you the skills to fix it!
  • Calling all “fixers”!
    Kamloops Repair Cafe is back after a long (Covid) hibernation. Now calling all fixers and event volunteers!
  • News from the Repair Cafe
    It has been a great year for Repair Cafe Kamloops. On February 29th the group hosted a Repair Cafe at Sahali Mall with a record 92 items brought in for repair!  57 of these items were successfully repaired – the …
  • Repair Cafe to receive grant
    Repair Cafe Kamloops is the recipient of a $500 microgrant to purchase tools for local repair events. The grant will allow Repair Cafe Kamloops to purchase specialized tools. The group has one year to spend the funds; however Don Olson, …
  • Repair Cafe
    Do you have a household item in need of repair? The next Repair Cafe is on February 29th from 10am – 3 pm at Sahali Mall, 945 Columbia Street West. Volunteer repair experts will teach you how to make basic …
  • Repair Cafe is coming again!
    Transition Kamloops and Kamloops Makerspace are teaming up again to bring you another Repair Cafe! Bring in items that need a little love, and we’ll help you make them whole again ?. Get them back into service, rather than into …
  • Join the Repair Café!
    Repair Café Kamloops is a neighbourhood initiative that promotes repair as an alternative to tossing things out. Transition Kamloops has partnered with Kamloops Makerspace to host a Repair Café at the Green Living Expo on April 28, 2018. Residents of …

3 thoughts on “Repair Cafe

  1. Hello Gisela :
    Thank you for all these efforts. My name is Bala Nikku . I am a social work faculty at TRU. Recently, with my daughter, we visited the repair cafe and came to know the good work . I like to connect with you further to learn about repair cafe and climate action. Kind Regards.

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