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The WRENCH is a charitable non-profit that operates the largest and best equipped community bike shop in western Canada and is an international leader in community bike programming.


Since 2010 the WRENCH has utilized volunteer labour and bike parts reclaimed from the waste stream to create community bike programming aimed at educating youth, empowering volunteers and providing people with affordable, sustainable active transportation options.


Our Vision

We envision a world where everyone is empowered to experience their community by bicycle.


Our Mission

The WRENCH creates stronger, healthier communities by removing barriers to building, repairing, maintaining, and riding bicycles – with a focus on educating youth. We make bikes accessible by:

  • Providing programming, education and resources for community members, groups and organizations.

  • Supporting school and community bike shops.

  • Promoting bike use.

About The WRENCH

Message from the Director

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who has supported our mission and shared our vision for a
more sustainable, inclusive, and bike-friendly Winnipeg. Your support enables us to continue our work and create lasting change in our community. Together, we are building a brighter, greener, and healthier future for all. We are proud to be a positive force for change and look forward to a productive 2023.


Lucas Stewart

Are you passionate about sustainability, community development, and cycling? The WRENCH is inviting applications to serve on our Board of Directors. As a board member, you'll have the unique opportunity to shape the future of an organization that has a tangible impact on both the environment and the local community. Your expertise will be invaluable in guiding our strategic direction, fundraising efforts, and community engagement programs. This is an excellent opportunity for professionals in fields such as community development, education, business, or environmental sciences to make a meaningful contribution. Board service is not only a way to give back but also an avenue for personal and professional growth, offering networking opportunities and the chance to develop leadership skills. Come be a part of a team that's committed to making cycling accessible for everyone in Winnipeg.

Seeking new board members

Board of Directors

Matthew Raffey, Member
Founding member, September 2009
Lawyer and Founding Partner, WRMG Law.
Former Bike Mechanic, The Bike Dump Community Bike Shop.

Anthony C. Kowalczyk, Co-Treasurer
Appointed July 2015
Partner - VP Ad Operations and Technology, Forward Media. Partner, The Good Will Social Club.
Co-Chair, The Juno Awards Album Package and Design Selection Committee.

Nathan Wild, President
Appointed May 2012
Senior Programmer, Howell Data Systems Inc..
Board Member, Ralph Brown Community Centre.
St. John’s Residents’ Association.
Board Member, SkullSpace.

Marty Cielen
Founding member, 2009
Past president of the WRENCH.
Active board member of Hospitality House.
Director of Rail Transportation, Richardson International Limited.

Fanny Drouet, Board Vice President & HR Committee
Appointed December 2013
Translator, City of Winnipeg.
Volunteer, Various Winnipeg Community Bike Shops.

Andy Rudolph, Co-Treasurer
Founding member, September 2009
Manager, Digital Arts Program, Art City Inc..
Composer, Musician, Artist. Volunteer community bike shop mechanic, Orioles Bike Cage.

Anders Swanson
Founding member, September 2009
Coordinator, Winnipeg Trails Association.
Secretary, Winter Cycling Federation.
Chair, Canada Bikes.
Consultant on sustainable transportation.

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