I visited a group of men in Winnipeg who are setting up a “Men’s shed”, based on the model developed in Australia, which has also been successful in Ireland.
It is based on the idea that men like to get together around projects that can be done in a workshop with tools and sharing of skills. Men’s Sheds are groups established around a shared space which facilitates working together while enjoying each others’ company. Doug Mackie describes the Winnipeg group:
Doug invites anyone in Canada who is interested in talking about setting up a Men’s Shed to e-mail him at dmackies(at)mymts.net, or to call him at 204 832 0629.
There is an excellent documentary on-line about the development of Mens’s Sheds in Ireland. It is 25 minutes long, but it is a nice story.