Kelowna Men’s Group Aims to Heal

Mar 11, 2019

Community reporter Shay Galor visits the Okanagan Men’s Shed, an organization that helps men overcome personal hardship through male companionship and bonding.

The Men’s Shed is a place where males can bond and enjoy activities like woodworking. It’s an especially important place for those who have lost spouses or family members and need that human connection.

“We set up almost like a refuge for men who are feeling out of sorts or (have) lost their partner,” said Okanagan Men’s Shed Association member Russ Mitchell. “We just give each other counselling and things like that, and it helps just being there. You can just sit and play cards or sit and talk.”

The Kelowna chapter, called the Okanagan Men’s Shed, has a woodworking centre located downtown.

“The idea is for men to get together and do guy things,” Mitchell said.

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