Category Archives: Announcements

General Announcements.

*Update* WRENCH closure

All WRENCH programming is suspended until mid July, 2020.

WRENCH community, we are all thinking of you in this trying time and want you to know that we are working hard at building services to offer you during the closure of our space and programming. In the meantime, we hope you are still enjoying riding your bikes in accordance to all social distancing safety recommendations!

Above is a picture of Erika, one of our Administrative teammates. She is one of our hard working staff dedicated to providing for this community we share.

Wheels & Feels

Friday, March 13th 7-10pm
@ The Edge Gallery & Urban Art Centre
611 Main street


Do you love bicycles, art and community-building?

Well then we’d love for you to come to the Art Show Finale for the Wheels of Courage (WoC) Mentorship Program, on Friday the 13th of March!

Come experience an array of multimedia art created by WoC mentees, and help celebrate all that this group of young people have accomplished over the past year.

What’s Wheels of Courage?:
Wheels of Courage is an exciting new mentorship program at the WRENCH focused on skill-building and creating positive change through Community Projects.

Show Dates:
This event is the official opening of the show, however the art will remain on display at the Edge Gallery for the entirety of the weekend. This means if you cannot make it to the opening, you can still see the art on:
Saturday March 14th, 2-6
Sunday March 15th, 2-5

Venue Accessibility:
The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre at 611 Main street is wheel chair accessible, and contains gender-neutral bathrooms.

—Wheels of Courage is funded by the Government of Canada under the Canada Service Corps program.—

Questions?
Email volunteer@thewrench.ca

After School Leaders – Youth Bike Builders Winter/Spring 2020

Are you 14 years old or older and going to school?

Do you like bikes?

Do you want to learn how to build and paint a custom bike for yourself?

Would you like to make money with your new skills?

Sign up for the WRENCH’s Youth Bike Builders – After School Leaders program.

Click here for more information on Youth Bike Builders Winter / Spring 2020

Click here to Register!

Or email inquiry@thewrench.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE THURSDAY  FEBRUARY 29th!

Please note space is very limited and that all successful applicants will be notified.

  All applicants who don’t make it in this round will be wait-listed for the next session for Fall / Winter 2020.

February Workshop: Bottom Brackets

When: Saturday, Feb 8th 12-2pm
Where: The WRENCH (1057 Logan Ave)


Ever feel a grinding or knocking sensation when you pedal?

Curious what the heck is even going on down there between your feet?

The Bottom Bracket is the part of the bike between your feet that allow your pedals to turn around and around and around! It is clearly a very important part of the bike and yet most people have never given their bottom bracket the love and attention that it deserves.

This workshop will teach you that with the right tools and a bit of elbow grease (plus a lot of actual grease), anyone can overhaul their bottom bracket and have their cranks spinning like butter once again.

Workshop is geared towards beginners and will cover the basics of one-piece, three-piece and cartridge bottom brackets.

Workshop is free (donations always welcome), no registration or previous experience necessary.

January Workshop: The Bicycle & The Body

Saturday, January 25th 12pm-2pm

Back by popular demand!  We are thrilled to be offering another informative workshop by Kim Segal (RMT) on The Bicycle & The Body.

In this workshop Kim will elaborate upon the ergonomics of bike riding, how to achieve proper bike fit for maximum comfort and minimal strain, as well as working with / preventing injuries.

This workshop is free (though donations are welcome!) and open to the public, no pre-registration required.

Thank you for making the Cycle of Giving 2019 a HUGE success!

Thanks to everyone who was part of the Cycle of Giving 2019!

Together we turned over 7,000 kg of “waste” into dreams come true by re-building 560 bicycles for children in need across the city and beyond!

You can still be part of the Cycle of Giving! Support year-round bike programming for children and families by donating online.

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

Special thanks to all our Event Sponsors!

 

Thank  you  to  all  our Repair  Stand  Sponsors!