Monthly Archives: September 2021

Paid Training Opportunity with the WRENCH

$15/hour, full time for eight consecutive weeks.

The WRENCH is hiring for four positions for candidates under the age of 30 years old. Over eight weeks, successful applicants will learn the skills needed to become a WRENCH instructor including bike mechanic and teaching skills with WRENCH lead mechanic and Shop Coordinator Anders Annell. Anders has 15+ years of bike mechanic experience and has taught programs at the WRENCH since 2016. Successful applicants will also support current WRENCH programs and services including Open Shop, Earn a Bike, After School Leaders, and more.

Following the eight week training program, participants will have the opportunity to apply for instructor positions with the WRENCH- both contract and employee positions.

Those who successfully complete the learning program can also expect to successfully demonstrate many skill sets required to work in commercial bike mechanic positions.

Candidates will be required to undergo criminal record and child abuse registry checks. Please note that paid work with the WRENCH following successful completion of this program is not guaranteed.

Successful candidates for this paid training opportunity are likely to already possess the following skill sets and attributes:

  • Strong desire to learn and collaborate with others.
  • Cycling experience- and some affinity for cycling.
  • A love of community and working/collaborating with others.
  • Personal initiative.
  • Ability to follow through on commitments.

Note that no prior bike mechanic experience is required to successfully participate in this program.

This opportunity is made possible through funding from Canada Summer Jobs.

We especially welcome applicants who identify as belonging to marginalised groups- please make this clear in your cover letter if this is the case.

Please send your resume and cover letter to programs@thewrench.ca by Oct 13, 4:30pm.

After School Leaders!

Become a Bicycle Mechanic with the WRENCH!
Are you between the ages of 14-21?
Want to learn to be a bike mechanic?
After School Leaders is for you!
After School Leaders (ASL) is a free advanced Bike Mechanic Training program that combines leadership training with hands on skill building. You’ll leave the program with two bikes you have built yourself and practical skills you can use in your own life, and for employment- a number of ASL grads work at the WRENCH and other bike shops in Winnipeg.
ASL runs Mondays and Wednesdays, 4-730pm till mid January at 1057 Logan with a healthy meal each time. We can provide bus tickets too, if transportation is a barrier.
Spots are filling up fast for the Oct 4 start date. Contact us today at gregory@thewrench.ca to join!
Big thanks to the Student Achievement and Inclusion Division, Manitoba Education for their generous support!

WINTERIZE YOUR BIKE!

SIGN UP HERE!

Winter is coming. Get ready!
This is a step by step instructional on readying your bike for safe winter riding. Bring your own bike, or learn on one of ours. This workshop will be led by Anders Annell, long time WRENCH Shop Coordinator and master mechanic. You’ll have access to a WRENCH bike stand and all of our tools.
Please note: This workshop requires proof of vaccination in accordance with MB Public Health Guidelines.
Accessibility statement: Accessing our shop requires descending a narrow staircase of 15 stairs. Accessing the washroom, once on site, requires going back up the stairs.
By donation onsite- we take all forms of payment except for bitcoin.
You must sign up for this workshop. Link is above!

One Great City Brewing Company Partnership

A delicious way to support the WRENCH (for a limited time!)

From our friends at One Great Brewing Company:

We’re so excited to introduce our newest beer: Winding Ways 🚴‍♀️

This delicious beer was inspired by the synergy of Banana Cream and delicious Graham Cracker Crust. Combining Toasted Biscuit Malts, Banana Flavoured Esters, and Savoury Baking Spices 🍌

Winding ways was made in support of The WRENCH. $1 from every beer sold will be donated directly to The WRENCH to help them continue to serve our community.

Label artwork was graciously donated by Natalie Baird. The Winding Ways label was inspired by her work on the Jubilee Underpass bike path mural- which she completed in her participation with the WRENCH’s Wheels of Courage Program.

Winding Ways will only be available at OGC, 1596 Ness Avenue, and with a very limited amount available don’t wait! Hurry down to pick up your cans today.