About The Men’s Shed

The Arnprior & McNab-Braeside Men’s Shed

“A place in our community for men to get together and do guy things”

Our Vision

To create a space where men can enjoy meeting, making friends, socializing and helping each other overcome or deal with any feelings of loneliness, isolation or depression.

Our Mission

  • To be an independent body at a physical location where men can regularly socialize, make friends, talk, share skills, network, and find companionship with the primary purpose of supporting and enhancing personal well being and health.
  • To form a supportive Community (the Shed) that will allow members to feel that they are not alone when faced with life challenges that seem altogether too big for one person.
  • To preserve skills and interests which can be passed on from one man to another.
  • To create a social environment through informal get-togethers (impromptu and planned) for members to meet in a relaxed, happy and creative space where they can feel useful, have purpose and make a worthwhile contribution to the larger Community.

Our Values

The Shed is committed to providing members with an opportunity to interact within a high standard, safe, and social environment where they are treated equally, with respect, and encouraged to help enhance the life skills and craftsmanship of all The Shed members.

Become a member

Come join us at The Shed

The Shed welcomes participation by all men living in the Greater Arnprior Region.

To learn more about joining The Shed, contact the SALC or simply, drop in to meet the guys!

The goals of The Shed

  •  A gathering place for men of purpose (and others)
  • A benefit to the community. We will give more than we get.
  • Inclusive – All are welcome.

What we make in the Shed

There is a never a shortage of projects for our group. A few examples, include:

  • Accessible Picnic Tables for the Community
  • Bird and Bat Houses
  • Little Lending Libraries in partnership with the Community
  • Children’s Toys and carvings
  • Even shared projects with other members

How The Shed supports good health

Good health is based on many factors including feeling good about yourself, being productive and valuable to the community, staying connected to friends, and maintaining an active body and mind. This is what The Men’s Shed accomplishes for our community.

Qualifications needed to join The Shed



Interested in becoming a member? We’d love to chat. Contact the SALC or drop by The Shed.

Upcoming events

The Shed’s Upcoming Events

Join us at the Men's Shed Community Spring Craft Sale on Saturday, June 10, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Robert Simpson Park.