Youth Learning to Weld

Salmo Men’s Shed teaches home-school youth to Weld

In the Summer of 2020 the Salmo Men’s Shed received funds to promote the sharing of trades skills in the community. Focus was on school aged youth and especially home-schooled / remote learning kids that do not neccessarily have access to traditional school district workshop opportunities. Our local Salmo based board member Mike Adkins undertook the task of teaching the program which is now well underway which includes traditional welding techniques and the use of tools in that trade such as a forge, arc and TIG processes.

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Build an e-Bike Project

Salmo Men’s Shed teaches youth to build e-Bikes

On a tour of the local municipal civic works in 2019 it was noted that the Village had accumulated a stack of recovered bicycles over several years. All these were in a state of significant disrepair. Our local Men’s Shed under the direction of Farrell Segall offered to launch a project to educate youth in the use of tools and use these bike frames to reconstruct them as e-bikes. The project would require a commitment from youth signing up to learn the in’s and out’s of bike repair and the basics of operation of e-bikes. After building 2 fully operational e-bikes the 3rd one they would get free to to take home for themselves.

The project was launched with the first candidate on 4th October shown here with his first unmodified bicycle.

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