[Kwartzlab](http://kwartzlab.ca) is a club, a collective, a shared idea, and a place. The idea sprang up when [Mike Hiemstra put out the call on his blog](http://mghiemstra.com/our-area-needs-a-hackerspace) back in March. Since then, folks got together, had lots and lots of meetings, incorporated, leased some space and have been spending the last few weeks turning a little bit of the old Boehmer Box Factory into a place where people can go, commune with like-minded folks and make stuff.
Tonight’s the [Grand Opening](http://kwartzlab.ca/events/2009-10-01/kwartzlab-grand-opening).
I’ve been sort-of involved since the beginning. I’m a member, ‘cuz I really want this thing to take off. Just being around these folks is really inspiring, and I’m hoping I can contribute something to the group.
Come check out the space tonight. They’ve put a lot of work into it and it’s night and day from the way they found it. See some cool projects, and chat with some great people. It’ll be a lot of fun.