Minnedosa Men’s Shed

Our Mission is to provide regular meetings for men of all ages and backgrounds who appreciate and value opportunities for social contacts, education, emotional and physical well-being by getting together we hope to get to know one another better and help communities in the area at the same time. Currently we have electricians, plumber, building contractor, ministers, farmers – all retired – whose company we all enjoy; whose former exploits bring laughter (good medicine) which leads to people remembering their own past and sharing them with us.

Activities

Activities: Woodworking, Stained Glass, Coffee….anything where everyone may take part if they so desire.

Location and Meetings

Minnedosa Men’s Shed
287 4th Street Southwest
Minnedosa Manitoba R0J 1E0

Phone Numbers:
– 204-867-2254
– 204-867-7611
– 204-867-3532
– 204-867-7102

Meetings: every Tuesday at 1:00 PM and as required due to project commitments

Current and Past Activities

  • Planters for the Personal Care Home for residents to enjoy and even work in as some of them are at a height that is accessible from a wheelchair
  • In a partnership with Communities In Bloom and the Lions Club we built a bridge and fence with arbour at the beach area with a flower bed that provides a beautiful backdrop for wedding pictures
  • Restoration of C.P.R. baggage carts
  • Bat houses for the 4-H Club that also became a fundraiser for the Shed
  • Walking sticks made of diamond willow, etc.
  • Birdhouse kits for the local chapter of Ducks Unlimited Youth Group
  • Wheelchair ramp replacement at Heritage Village

Upcoming Projects and Activities

Future Projects:

  • An oversize Muskoka (Adirondack) chair for Communities In Bloom as their legacy to the town
  • Planter boxes for a local citizen

Future Activities:

  • Excursions to museums at Shilo, Brandon, Portage, to a Brewery in Neepawa, to a garbage and recycling enterprise outside of Minnedosa

All the above projects and activities have built and will continue to build a sense of well-being and belonging to our members. We hope to build on this for the future.