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      Annual General Meeting   10/30/2017

      The Winnipeg Sports Car Club invites you to attend the 2017 Annual General Meeting and election of Directors and Officers. 
      Thursday, November 23, 2017     Canad Inns “Boardroom”, 826 Regent Avenue @ Plessis (not the casino).   (more...)
      The Boardroom is down the hall by Tavern United (not the Annex room that is off the Aaltos restaurant). 

      6:00pm
      We have the Boardroom beginning at 6:00pm. Come and join us for dinner. Take food from the Aaltos buffet back to the Boardroom where a server will take drinks orders. The club will pay half the cost of your meal.
       
      7:00pm
      The annual general meeting will start at 7:00pm.    

      Please plan on attending to ensure we have a quorum to conduct the annual club business and elect next years executive.

      Thank you,
      WSCC Executive
KWKFXTi

Self-service/DYI auto garage bay rental

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May be a naïve question, but are there any places in Winterpeg that offer 'self-service' or 'do-it-yourself' garage bay/space rental (by the hour or....) for auto repairs...(hoist, tools...) ????

similar to this...http://stewsgarage.com/

thanx Ken.

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I've asked people about this before, but never found a good answer. I don't think such a place exists in Winnipeg yet.

I used to live in a condo and had no place to work on my own car, so I was always driving out of town to my parents' place or to a friend's house to work on my car. I searched for a DIY garage rental space for more than a couple of years, but never found one. Now that I have a garage I've given up the search, but I'd still be interested if you find something local. Might be nice to have access to a lift now and then, or a heated space to work in the winter.

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Ya they seem to exist in eastern and western Canada except for a void here....still looking and will advise if I find anything!!!

Maybe this is a sign as a good business opportunity :) 

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If you had a large fortune to start something like this up in Winnipeg you would definitely have a small fortune in end. ;)

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I recall a shop that offered this 20ish years ago. Rented space, power, and possibly air, at and hourly/daily rate. Imagine they are long gone....

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When I lived in Edmonton, there was this place that looked like a former carwash. You could rent a bay and there was a tool rental desk that had everything you might need. Some of the bays had hoists, too. I believe such a business would work in Winnipeg BECAUSE everybody is so damn cheap

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Just comes down to three things....

-Insurance/liability

-Theft/loss (broken) tools

(large deposits would deter potential clientele) 

-final rental costs and Winnipeg being cheap 

What would be a reasonable hourly or daily rate? 

Would the setup costs be able to be recovered in a timely fashion, as if not your maintenance costs would catch up with your setup costs and it'd be a money pit... 

Great idea in theory, for an old shop that's being dumped to be converted into, but not feasible from scratch in a new facility (which is what people want/expect)

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I actually had the idea to make such a business a few years ago but of course did not have the money to do it and have since pretty much abandoned the idea.

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Somebody just needs to do what most new business owners have had to do: Put together a plan, raise money from investors, get through all the damn City of Winnipeg red tape and work your ass off to keep afloat.

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