Men need a place to build

Mens shed group looking to start in Agassiz and Harrison

Groucho Marx once said “I wouldn’t belong to a club that would have a man like me as a member!” But recently a group in Australia came to my attention that I would join, if I lived there.

www.mensshed.org  is an association that provides a place for retired or semi-retired men to use some of their skills. Watch the short introductory video, it explains the idea better than I can. There you will see their Prime Minister backing the movement. It has already spread to New Zealand, Ireland and Canada.

It is a fact that most men lose at least 60 per cent of their social circle when they retire. This isolation can lead to depression or worse, if we don’t stay active, both physically and mentally.

Many of us possess life skills that are a valuable resource that could be used for the good of the community. There are many different types of ‘Sheds” where your knowledge may be shared.

A small workshop could provide many items that seniors or the disabled could use to enable them to live safer and longer in their own homes.

So, if you are interested in helping to start a “Mens Shed” in Agassiz/Harrison, write to Mens Shed P.O. Box 882 Harrison Hot Springs BC VoM 1K0 or email mensshed882@gmail.com

Bruce Turner

Just Posted

More funding for Harrison tourism projects on the horizon

Village could see increased funding by 2020

Most cows saved during massive fire on Agassiz farm thanks to fast work of farmers, neighbours

Agassiz Fire Department responded to late night call Wednesday

Risk of thunderstorm this afternoon for Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland

A special weather statement calls for heavy rain and wind over the next 48 hours

Chilliwack steps up to the plate and brings music and dance Provicials to town to prevent lag

Sponsors are needed to help knock the 2019 Provincials out of the park

Massive fire destroys Agassiz dairy barn

Reports say at least one cow died in the blaze

Environment Canada confirms Ottawa area hit by two tornadoes Friday

At one point more than 200,000 hydro customers were blacked out

Ottawa area residents take stock of tornado rubble as Ford tours the ruins

A tornado on Friday afternoon tore roofs off of homes, overturned cars and felled power lines in the Ottawa community of Dunrobin and in Gatineau, Que.

Trudeau arrives at United Nations, hoping to re-establish Canada on world stage

Trudeau is beginning his day at the opening of the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, where he’s scheduled to deliver brief remarks later this afternoon.

B.C.’s FATSO peanut butter to appear on Dragon’s Den

The Victoria company will be featured on the Sept. 27 episode of the popular show highlighting Canadian businesses

Whitecaps see playoff dreams fade after 2-1 loss to FC Dallas

Goal in 87th minute seals Vancouver’s fate

Porsche impounded for going 138 km/hr in 90 zone during charity rally

West Vancouver Police said wet roads and heavy rain made it extra dangerous

B.C. students send books to displaced students of Hornby Island school fire

Maple Ridge elementary school teacher says students learned about acts of kindness

Phase 2 of $1.35B Royal Columbian upgrades won’t be a public-private partnership

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix says it will be a design-build

Most Read