“Men don’t talk face to face – they talk shoulder to shoulder,
usually while doing something with their hands”
WHAT'S A SHED?
Men’s Sheds are dedicated, friendly, and inclusive meeting spaces in the community/neighbourhood where men come together to work on meaningful projects and activities at their own pace and in the company of other men.
Although sheds are diverse in organisation, structure and function they are common in purpose inthat they are a space for men. Men’s sheds address the need for socialization, friendship,
camaraderie, self-esteem and the need for purposeful activity for a large cross-section of men:
young men, unemployed men, older men, retired men, men with mental health problems,
disengaged men regardless of race, color, national origin or religion.
Men’s Sheds are Good For You
The UK Men’s Sheds Association has released the results of their survey looking at the health and community benefits of Men’s Sheds. Among their findings is that participation in Men’s Sheds results in increased community participation and reduced anxiety and depression. You can read their news release for more details.
Men's Sheds featured on CBC Sunday Edition
The Woodhaven Men’s Shed (Winnipeg, MB) was featured on CBC Sunday Edition. Check out this wonderful story on CBC’s website.
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes
Sept 20, 2020 we participated in the WAM walkathon to raise money for Cornerstone Family Violence Centre in Cobourg.
There were 8 shed members and Cornerstone sent Andrew to join us on our trek.
We were the second largest number of pledges totalling $3700 and walked 5km.
Because of the distance and walking on a gravel shoulder, we decided that high heels would be a challenge for our group considering our advanced years but hopefully next year the parade will be back on and we can honour the spirit of the event strutting down Cobourg ‘s King St in a pair of candy apple red extra wide size 9 heels. Hmmm…. I wonder if they come with training wheels?
Haldimand Court Apartments in Grafton
The retirement home needed a couple of picnic tables refinished and a new one built to their specifications to enable easier access to seating for their senior tenants. With help from Wayne Hillier, Trevor Holmes and Phil Kift, Gaye and crew stripped and sanded the 6 ft and 8 ft tables and then painted them.
This took quite a bit of time and then Gaye and Wayne commenced building the square one with the 4 individual double seats from the plans provided by Haldimand Court who also provided the materials for the build.
Nice job guys! And a big thank you to Gaye’s son for the use of his wonderful shop – couldn’t have done it without your shop.
We are looking for donations of Mobility Aids to refurbish and loan to those in need in the community.
- Manual wheelchairs
- Power wheelchair
- Toilet Wheelchair / Bath Chair
If you’re like me you have probably at one time had to buy or borrow a wheelchair or pair of crutches and now they’re gathering dust in your basement or garage. If you no longer need them, give them to us to clean up and make available to those who are in need of them.
You can contact me (Stew Babcock) by phone or text at 905-903-6511 (or any other member of Centreton Men’s Shed) for pickup.
If you have a question or would like
more info on joining Men’s Shed: