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Vancouver Tool Library

July News

In this newsletter... 
  • Grand Opening, July 16th
  • Our tool inventory 
  • Fundraising at Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co.
  • Membership sales online
  • Thanks to a funder
  • Tool maintenance volunteer opportunity
VTL Grand Opening - July 16th!

We are pleased to announce that we are officially opening on July 16th, 2011. We’ve got a fun celebration planned for the big day – we’ll be running mini workshops on planter box building, bike maintenance, and gardening, as well as doing shop tours, signing up new members, and collecting tool donations. Enjoy live music and a $5 BBQ lunch, all proceeds support the VTL. It’s all happening from 11am - 4pm on Saturday July 16th. 

It’s been a busy couple of months since we launched the website and first started talking to the broader community about this project back in March, and we couldn’t have come this far without your positive feedback, the support of our funders and founding members, and all the volunteers who have helped to develop our organization thus far. So come out to celebrate with us and check out our tool collection to get inspired! Please help us spread the word by sharing our blog post or the facebook event page with friends and neighbours.

Updated Tool List Now Online 

As we've gotten closer to our grand opening date, many people have been asking about what specific tools we're going to have in our library.  In response, we've updated the list and moved it to the front of our website. Check out the list here and see what we're going to offer to our members in all three tool categories (home repair & renovation, gardening & lanscaping, bike maintenance). Any comments or suggestions related to the tool list can be submitted via this feedback form. Be sure to leave your contact information if there's anything you'd like us to follow up on. 

VTL Fundraiser at Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co.

 We're partnering with Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. at their new location at 4186 Main Street. On July 26th, they will be donating 10% of all sales made after 5pm to our tool lending library! Check out their menu and mark your calendar. Hope to see you there! 
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Seeking Tool Maintenance Volunteers

We're still seeking volunteers to help us out with tool maintenance. If you have experience in this area and would like to get involved, drop us a line to The time committment and hours are flexible for this position. We look forward to hearing from you! 
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Greenest City Neighbourhood Grant

The VTL is a proud recipient of one of the City's Greenest City Neighbourhood Grants!
A huge thanks goes out to the City of Vancouver and the Greenest City Action Team for their support of our organization. Read more about it in this article in the Vancouver Sun
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Membership Sales Online

You can now sign up for your VTL membership in person or online, through our website.  Your membership entitles you to free access to our tool inventory as well as the opportunity to participate in the governance and decision making of our organization. Complete information about member fees and benefits can be found here.
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