Ask the Ambassadors

Ask the Ambassadors

Have a question about sorting waste or keeping bears away? The City’s Ambassadors are here to help!

The City’s ambassador program works with the community to improve compliance with the Solid Waste Bylaw – in particular, sorting waste property and securing bear attractants. These are important programs that help keep our community safe and green, and save taxpayers money. This program will also educate residents about the regional water-use restrictions.

Ambassadors are available to answer your questions, provide resources and make presentations to groups, stratas and schools virtually.

Learn About these Important Programs

Have a Question? Email the Ambassadors!

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Email us a question and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible, or within two business days!

Request a Presentation or Resources

The Ambassadors are available for free presentations virtually on sorting waste and keeping bears away for stratas, block parties, schools or other groups. We can customize the presentations to your audience.

We can also provide resources such as stickers, posters and brochures.

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Repair Cafés

Repair Cafés are one-day events where the community can get expert help to repair household items by donation. Tools, materials and expert advice are provided and opportunities can include repairing bicycles, jewellery, electronics, appliances, furniture and toys, along with sewing and clothing alterations.

The program is part of the City’s waste diversion efforts and aims to find innovative ways to reduce the amount of waste going to the landfill each year. The objectives include encouraging a culture of re-use and repair and providing opportunities for intergenerational knowledge-sharing, and community building.

The City’s goal is to turn the program into a self-run, volunteer-managed event that runs regularly in the City.

Volunteer with us!

Are you handy with fixing or repurposing old appliances or furniture? Do you like to sew? Do you like not tossing away items that can be re-used? We are looking for volunteers with repair skills and those who can take on tasks such as organizing events, grant-writing and recruiting other volunteers.

Volunteers will go through a screening process and be provided with an orientation to the program.

Repair Cafe Event

Residents are invited to bring their broken household items and learn how to fix them at the Repair Café at the Public Works Yard (1737 Broadway Street – entrance off of Cameron Ave.)

For more information about the Repair Café program or to volunteer, please email

2023 Dates:

  • January 7, 2023
  • February 4, 2023
  • March 4, 2023
  • April 1, 2023
  • May 13, 2023
  • June 3, 2023
  • July 8, 2023
  • August 12, 2023
  • September 9, 2023
  • October 14, 2023
  • November 4, 2023
  • December 2, 2023