Julie-Anne – Event Volunteer

Julie-Anne has been volunteering with us for the past year

“I’ve been volunteering with the tool library for a year now. Right before I left for Europe to go backpacking for 8 weeks, I took the bike workshop. I had never learned to properly change a tire, I would always just replace the tube instead of patching it up. During the workshop, they showed us how to patch it. Coincidentally, this summer, I was cycling in Italy, it was a super hot day and my back tire blew out! I’d only ever tried to change the tires in front so I was worried- I was in the middle of nowhere, it was really hot outside, I had this bike that was broken and I was alone. I decided to use the wonderful skills that the Ottawa Tool Library showed me so I was able to take everything apart and put it all back together and find my way back to the city!”