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*Update* WRENCH closure

All WRENCH programming is suspended until July 1st, 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

Fast Pitch 2020

Fast Pitch 2020 is a contest where everyone wins! We need you to come on down and  cheer for The WRENCH as we pitch our Tandem Acts of Kindness project.

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020

Doors open at 6 pm; Program at 7 pm
The Met, 281 Donald Street
Ticket Cost: $25

Find out more information here!

Last year’s event sold out. Don’t miss this inspiring evening!

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!

Sister Cycle 2020 – Register today!

Sister Cycle is The Wrench‘s free bike mechanics workshop series by and for women, trans, non-binary, two-spirit and femme-identifying people!

There are limited spaces available in this highly popular workshop series, email Sarah at volunteer@thewrench.ca with the subject “Sister Cycle” to register today!

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—-Sundays from 12-3pm @ the WRENCH starting January 19th—-

12-2pm: Lesson + demos (+ snacks!)
2-3pm***: Hands-on learning / Practice time!

1. Jan 19: Intro to Bike Mechanics
2. Jan 26: Wheels I: Tires + Tubes
3. Feb 2: Wheels II: Hubs + Spokes
4. Feb 9 Cranks + Bottom Brackets
5. Feb 23: Handlebars + Headsets
6. Mar 1: Gears + Derailleurs
7. Mar 8: Brakes
8. Mar 15: Review + Celebration

***PLEASE NOTE:
We have Mellow Velo on the following Sundays from 3-5pm: Jan 26, Feb 9, Feb 23, Mar 8. This means that on these days you can stay all the way until 5pm practicing your new skills and/or getting help working on your own bike!

Learn more about Mellow Velo at www.thewrench.ca/mellow-velo or www.facebook.com/mellowvelowpg

Questions? Email Sarah at volunteer@thewrench.ca

Please donate your unwanted bicycles today!

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              The WRENCH needs your help to ensure that children and families across the city can experience their summer by bike!

 During the snowy months bike donations slow down drastically but WRENCH programming keeps going strong all winter long. Now that spring is in the air our bike stock is critically low while demand is rising. 

Support vital bike programming in your community  by dropping off your unwanted bicycles and parts at any 4R Winnipeg Depot today!