In British Columbia there are close to 90 shoe repair shops, if you exclude the Vancouver Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island there are less than 9 to service the rest of BC.
That is why for 40 years Roy’s Shoe Repair in Kelowna has via postal service looked after that cowboy from the Princeton, the forester from the Kootenays or the mine worker from Logan Lake.
I think we all try to make a conscious effort to support sustainable practices and businesses that minimize our impact on the environment but sometimes even if you want to it’s difficult, like getting your shoes fixed or your boots resoled. We at Roy’s want to try something new for the Southern BC Interior to help you and your community but we need the help of a local business in your town. I believe shipping costs keeps many people from using the services of any out of town shoe repair shops. In order to try to keep costs of shipping down and get more people and communities involved we are looking for a local retail outlet, maybe a shoe store, drug store or general store to act as a drop off and pick up depot for your community. Whether you are at Keremeos, Grand Forks or Salmon Arm I would like to talk to you about the possibilities.
An interesting side note is that to date Roy’s Shoes has been instrumental in collecting and distributing locally and globally over 300,000 pairs of shoes during an annual shoe drive for the needy through Soles4Souls Canada. We estimate we have kept over 100 tons of material out of the local landfills.
For more information please contact Jim Belshaw at Roy’s Shoes 250-763-5696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org