Oshawa DIY Sunday FEB 15TH

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Oshawa, ON — January 22, 2015
Our community is full of people who make things using their talents, skills and passion. They are
expressing their creativity and saving money by growing food, sewing clothes, canning & preserving,
creating art, assembling electronics and … loving it. There is a growing group of people who
embrace self sufficiency which build their local economy. These DIYers contribute to making it a
vibrant place where they can live, work and play.
“The best way to restart the process of rebuilding skills of our community is to inspire young people
to learn new skills.” says Glenn McKnight, Coordinator, Durham DIY Showcase 2015.” This free event
is open to everyone. The ART OF THE POSSIBLE, is this year’s slogan, we are bringing together
innovators, artists, hackers, tinkers & creative thinkers, hobbyists and foodies to share their
passions and knowledge
Rebuilding traditional skills and acknowledging those who are driven by passion and creativity, are
key components for a society that is innovative, entrepreneurial and connected.
The event is being hosted by the Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities (FBSC) in
partnership with UOIT.
The DIY Showcase is being held on Sunday, February 15th, 2015 at the UOIT, 2000 Simcoe St., N, in
gymnasiums 1& 2.
Building on excitement from last year, where the more than 500 people spent time with the
exhibitors asking questions about their creations, attended carpentry and electronic workshops, and
enjoyed the many demonstrations. The exhibitors willingly share their passions with attendees.
The DIY MAKER movement is a growing, innovative phenomenon around the world. This event is
supported by IEEE Canada Foundation, IEEE Toronto Section, UOIT, TD Friends of the Earth,
Accuprint and many more. “The heart and soul of the support comes from the 45 plus exhibitors
who have the desire to share their knowledge” says Glenn McKnight
Attend to:
• Meet and discuss engineering with IEEE students
• Meet Canada’s leading Drone manufacture
• Learn about:
• Electronic suppliers for Audrino and Rasperry Pi
• Butterfly Garden kits
• Metal Detecting
• local car restoration enthusiasts
• Seed Bombs
• Composting
• Art displays
• Winter Seed Planting
• About summer camps for kids
• About different clubs
• Computer clubs, woodworking, car club,
• Participate in hands on workshops (small free)
“I believe that the DIY Showcase provides a special opportunity for our community, connect and
share wisdom, ” says Joan Kerr, Event Host, Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities .
Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities is a federally incorporated not for profit
organization based in Oshawa. The Foundation has a mandate to preserve and repair the
environment and a mission to cultivate a healthy and sustainable style of life.
Event Details
Durham College Gyms 1 and 2
2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa
Free parking in Founders 2/3
For more information, please contact:
Mr. Glenn McKnight
Durham DIY Showcase 2015
905-434 6655

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