The Kinglake Ranges Men's Shed was founded by Cris Ruhr & Janeden River as a direct result of the Black Saturday Bushfires. The Shed became incorporated on 17 March 2009 with the first Committee being formed in April 2009.
The Shed has since established a functional meeting place for local men offering a range of programs both formal and informal from health and wellbeing to specific educational workshops. It gives access to a variety of tools, is engaged in a variety of education and training activities, and opportunities for celebrating and showcasing programs and products developed. Members are offered opportunities to participate in a range of volunteering activities, up skilling those involved and enhancing community connectedness.
Most importantly The Shed provides information to men of all ages on services, programs and in so doing facilitates social interaction between individuals and groups, enabling participants to become aware of community services and be better skilled to access these services.
The Kinglake Ranges Men's Shed has manufactured and supplied over 50 picnic tables and bench seats to Parks Victoria, large single slab tables for the Glenburn Community Reserve and a large number of assorted tables and seats for the Koala Browse in Kinglake East.
Kinglake Ranges Men's Shed
5 Oldfield Road
Pheasant Creek 3757
03 5786 5999