AGM Election Results, Annual General Report, and other exciting news!
Vancouver Tool Library

July News

In this newsletter...
  • 2011/2012 Annual Report and AGM Election Results
  • Workshops: Bike Maintenance and Window Herb Garden
  • Seeking Shop Volunteers
  • New Tools Last Month
  • Tool Loan Reminders

Shop Hours

We often close on the Sunday leading up to a Stat Holiday. Check the website or give the shop a call before stopping by if you're not sure.
Regular hours are:

4 - 8pm
Thursday: 4 - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 3pm 
Sunday: 10am - 3pm 

2011/2012 Annual Report and AGM Election Results

Thanks to all the VTL members who made it out to our AGM last month. At our AGM, we were able to celebrate and highlight the many successes of our first year and discuss our direction for 2012/2013. Read through the minutes if you didn't make it to the meeting. Also now available is our 2011/2012 Annual Report, which provides a more detailed look at some of the stories touched on in the minutes.

Another highlight of our AGM was the election of our incoming 2012/2013 Board of Directors: Kathy Yan Li, Craig Massey, Caitlin Dorward, Conner Wear, and Chris Diplock. You can read more about these Directors here.

Seeking Shop Volunteers

We are currently short on shop volunteers and looking for more people to join the team! If you can commit to working at least two shop shifts per month and are motivated to leard more about tools and our co-op, we'd love to hear from you! No prior experience with tools is necessary. Our volunteer program includes tool training and perks such as bi-monthly volunteer meetups (the chance to work on cool projects together) and the opportunity to attend VTL workshops for free. Interested? Fill out our volunteer intake form or get in touch with volunteer coordinator Kathy at for more info! Please spread the word about this opportunity.

Upcoming July Workshops

We have two workshops planned for the end of July! Register through our website by clicking the links below. Questions? Contact Lauren ( for more information.
  • Basic Bike Maintenance (Tuesday, July 24th): this hands-on bike workshop will have you ready for the sea wall in no time. Bring your bike and join host Bruce Haines to learn about the most common repairs: tubes, brakes, derailleurs, drive-train maintenance, and bearing adjustment. This workshop includes open format time during which you can spend addressing specific problems on your own bike. More info here.
  • Window Herb Garden (Tuesday, July 31st): lack outdoor space for a garden? Bring your green thumb inside with our Window Herb Garden, in which you'll build your own herb garden to take home! The Herb Garden is built mostly out of recycled materials and uses wine bottles as the main "ingredient". Bring your own bottle! More info here.

New Tools!

We've had two recent tool donations that we're excited to highlight: an EZY Deck Pro Gun & Hopper with Compressor and an additional (much needed) 10" sliding compound miter saw. Many thanks to our tool donors. If you have tools you'd like to donate, fill in our Tool Donation Form and we'll be in touch.

Tool Loan Reminders

We've heard from a few members that they finally found their email loan reminders in their junk mail. Members are advised to add the email address: members@ to their address books as this is the account from which the loan reminders are sent. 
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