Men Shed to Proceed in Swan River Area

Submitted by: Jan Fawcett

“Men’s Shed” is Men Helping Men. Starting in 2007 there are now more than 2000 groups world wide. There is no pre-ordained structure to maintain the model of the group nationally and internationally. Each Men’s Shed meets the needs of the local guys.

A second informational meeting was held at Harley House on Thursday October 17, 2019 to do further planning towards the formation of a “Man Shed” for the Swan River area.

The eight local men who attended felt that this is a worthwhile project. The group will meet at 2:30 pm Tuesday October 29, 2019 at Timberland to begin the work of obtaining a place to meet, determine the activities they would like to pursue and the funds to purchase equipment needed to carry these activities.

U of M Professor Corey McKenzie described the Men Shed concept at a conference –“ If you get a group of older guys around a table there’s going to be a lot of awkwardness, but if you put those same guys around a broken lawn mower, they’re going to start talking and working together.”

Thank you to the Swan River Lion’s Club for providing rent and coffee.

For more information please call Barry at 204-614-0147