On a beautiful spring Saturday in September, the Toronto Men’s Shed held its official opening and had an open day to show off the local facilities.
“It was great to go along and see what the local Men’s Shed is all about,” said Centennial’s Newstan Mine Manager, Terry O’Brien.
“There was a great turn out from Awaba and Toronto residents, and we were able to inspect the display of equipment and tools that have been collected and refurbished by the Men’s Shed… Not to mention the expertly cooked BBQ,” he said.
Centennial has supported the Men’s Shed for the last few years and it is important that local business support these valuable community groups,” concluded Terry.
The community based not for profit Men’s Shed was established to offer a place for men of all ages to meet for fellowship, social interaction and manual pursuits. At its heart lies a common interest that is shared, and often involves activities built around arts, crafts and technical skills – the kind of things done in the backyard shed. Rather than work on those interests alone, the community shed introduces a social interaction among participants.
Toronto Men’s Shed meets at 33 Brisbane Street, Awaba, every Tuesday and Thursday.