Youth Program

Each year the Canadian Woodcarving Championship has 2 Youth Competitions. The total prizes, for these competitions, total about $750. In spite of this the number of entries has been disappointing, therefore the CWC Youth Program has been initiated as follows.

Any Youth who wishes to learn “The Art of Woodcarving” can, with the help of a parent or other adult, contact one of the carving clubs listed here and arrange to attend their regular meetings and receive free carving instructions. An adult must accompany and be responsible for the youth. Arrangements for carving tools, material and a carving subject are to be made with the club contacted.

Participating Clubs (to date)

Golden Horseshoe Carvers
Contact: Bill Carey
905-574-7498
E Mail: ghwc@sourcecable.net
Hamilton

Niagara Woodcarvers
Contact: Nick Kuruziak
905-735-9556
E Mail: dogdad@sympatico.ca
Niagara Falls

Northumberland Wood Carvers
Contact: Ken Stubbings
905-372-4496
Cobourg

Mississauga Wood Carvers
Contact: Peter Jones
905-277-0945
Mississauga

Caygeon Carvers
Contact: Don Blake
705-793-3628
Bobcaygeon

Outaouais Wood Carvers Assoc.
Contact: Larry Reed
613-523-1767
Gloucester

Burlington Guild of Sculptors and Woodcarvers
Contact: Michael Sheppard
905-335-6024
Burlington

It is our hope that the adults will encourage the Youths to participate and to enter their creations in the 2016 Canadian Woodcarving Championship as well as other local competitions. We would like to hear from those who take advantage of this program.