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cms_logoWelcome to the website of the Coquitlam Men’s Shed.

Welcome to the Coquitlam Men’s Shed. This is a replacement for the shed (or workshop) you had before you downsized or lost to storage or the shed you always wanted. The shed is now built but we could use your help to take it to the next level. See the side bar for opening times. There is a lot more to a Men’s Shed than you think, check the links to see what it is really all about, then come along and help. Oh! Previous experience with life and a respectful attitude are all the qualifications required.


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*** New Open Hours ***

Tuesdays from 12:30 to 4pm

Fridays from 10 to 4pm

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What Is It?

AMSA defines a men’s shed as a community-based, non-profit, non-commercial organization that is accessible to all men and whose primary activity is the provision of a safe and friendly environment where men are able to work on meaningful projects at their own pace in their own time in the company of other men. A major objective is to advance the well-being and health of their male members.

Would you be interested in a place where you can work on projects with others in the Coquitlam area? Would you like to learn some new skills? Do you have something you can teach or share with others? We’d like to hear from you!

The purpose is to offer men an alternate way to reach out, avoid ‘isolation’, find new opportunities and interests, to socialize and work along with other men on activities which give a sense of purpose.

Got questions ? – Please contact us  and leave an email or phone number.

Want to join? Print out and fill in this application. You can then scan it and send it back to us here
Collaboration is a natural outcome of belonging to a Men’s Shed. For example look at these three Shedders working together.
After about 60 hours of research and development we have completed the prototype of what we hope will be our
On January the 7th. 2019 we signed the lease with the Red Door Housing society. We now have a great
Several years ago a First Nations friend used this quote by Albert Camus and it has resonated with me ever
It is looking seriously like we have found someone who is willing to host our Shed (one wonders if they
Today Mike, Jim, Charles and I prepared the 3 raised garden beds at Gordon House in Coquitlam, BC. We removed
Inactivity report for November 2018. In an attempt to see if any of our members have any talent whatsoever it
We had been meeting with members of Coquitlam City Council enlisting anyone we could as allies in our mission to
A couple of months ago one of our members announced that he had a Narwhal tusk that had been in
Mike & Doug installing an air filtration unit in Doug’s Garage, where we also worked on Men’s Shed projects.

10 Comments

  1. M. Paul Cook

    I enjoyed meeting Duncan and Mike in Blue Mountain Park today, August 25th. Got a piece of wood to work on and enjoyed questioning Duncan and Mike about the concept of Men’s Shed, while each of us worked on their own wood project.

    Regards,

    Paul

  2. Bill Farley

    Just started organizing a Men’s Shed in Dauphin, Manitoba. First get together produced 23 people. Surprised the hell out of me. So we’re about 10 days into getting this off the ground. Wish us luck.

  3. M. Paul Cook

    Best wishes for your new Men’s Shed Bill, from the Coquitlam Men’s Shed Society located in beautiful Coquitlam, British Columbia.

    • Bill Farley

      Thank you Mr. Cook. Our group will be called the “Parkland Mens Shed.” If we take a page from your new website, our logo would become PMS. Now THAT should produce some interesting feedback!

      A very merry Christmas to all of you.

  4. M. Paul Cook

    The Coquitlam Men’s Shed has only 2 more breakfast meetings this year on Tuesdays Dec. 11th and 18th,, 2018.

    Our first meeting for 2019 is on January 8th.

    As usual these meetings are held at the Sun Star Restaurant, in the Ramada Inn, 631 Lougheed Highway, cross street Guilby, on the northeast corner, Coquitlam.

  5. Geri Briggs-Simpson

    Way to go Mike! I am thrilled this all worked out! I look forward to watching the group grow and be a thriving force in our community!!

  6. Earle Lewis

    Sense of purpose since my wife passed 2 years ago. Now have gone rogue in many ways.
    Interesting concept……any leaders or just a normal group of guys?

    • M. Paul Cook

      A group of guys with centuries of collective experiences, diverse training, etc. As to leadership, we are a BC non-profit society, with elected officers and directors. However, we also have many people who are leaders in their own right.

    • Mike Jennings

      Hi Earle, “Any leaders or just a normal group of guys”? I am not sure if I should say no to both questions or yes to both questions. CMS has grown organically over the last 4 years or so. Until now there has been no outside help other than suggestions and advice from friends and allies. Having said that we recently had some help from Rotary International to complete a small project and we have been given a grant by Vancity Credit Union for the purchase of tools. Among our group there seem to be some leaders, some helpers and some participants and we need them all. If you can, come by and join us (we can always use some more rouges) or if it is to far, how can we help you get a Shed going in your neighbourhood. Personally I can say this, CMS has far exceeded my expectations. Have you been to our website?

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