Show & Competition

2019 Prairie Canada Carving Championship Show & Competition

Pembina Curling Club, Winnipeg

Friday, May 3, 2019       4:00 pm until 7:00 pm - carving entry drop-off 
Saturday, May 4, 2019  7 - 8 am  - carving drop off for out of town carvers
                                         9 am to 4:30 pm - Show and Competition
                                         5:30 Banquet  - cocktails and dinner 
Sunday, May 5, 2019     9 am to 4 pm - Show and Competition

Please Note Date Change for 2019 only

May 3-5

PCCA Show and Competition Highlights

Judging – Saturday 9:00 – 2:00
Display - Over 280 original wood, bone, antler & stone carvings and wood turnings
Carving demonstrations 
Turning demonstrations by the Woodturners’ Association of Manitoba

Information available on Manitoba carving clubs, courses, and competitions

Feature Carving Exhibits
Live Hawks & Owls
Children’s Art Activity
Live Auction - Original carvings – Sunday 2:00 PM
People’s Choice Carving Award  - Voting closes Sunday 1:30
Raffle Prize Draw - Sunday 2:00 

Open to the Public Saturday 9:00 a 4:30, Sunday 9:00 - 4:00

Junior, sponsored by Cliff Zarecki
First Place: Scotia Ross - dolphin

2019 PCCA Show Rules - Click here

Don't miss the Carving Banquet on Saturday May 4th.  Tickets MUST be ordered

The registration form for workshops run in conjunction with the show is found on page 11 of the Show Rules booklet.

Click here for a copy of the Competition Entry Form for the show or it can be found on page10 of the Show Rules booklet.  Consider pre-registering your competition carvings to reduce wait times at the door. Mail your Competition Entry Form and a cheque for the total fees to Don Young. Do not send your carvings. Make cheques payable to Prairie Canada Carvers Association. Pre-registrations must reach Don Young by Tuesday, April 30th  

The Great White North Lodge is a collaborative project that will feature your caricatures and carvings in various poses and activities as they depict everyday life at the Lodge nestled somewhere in the Great Northern wilderness that many of us can call home.  This fictitious Lodge is home to just about anything that one can imagine finding while spending time away from civilization in Northern Canada. The display will be a shell showing part of the interior of the lodge as well as part of the beautiful lake nestled beside it. It will be up to the participants to add their carvings to bring this display to life. Hopefully many of you will be inspired to "Join the Lodge"!  For more information, click here

***NEW*** Youth Silhouette Competition.  For information, click here

***NEW***Fish Carving Purchase Award - 10” to 12” Sauger - Sponsored by Lakefish Net and Twine.  For information, click here.

***NEW***Jim Richardson Antique Decoy Purchase Award - New Criteria.  For Information, click here

Prairie Canada Carvers Association is pleased to feature the

Each year Rick Krane of Anglers Artistry takes his show on the road somewhere in North America and this year it will be in Winnipeg, Manitoba in conjunction with the Prairie Canada Carvers Show & Competition!!!

This 4 day workshop starts on Monday April 29th and will cover the gambit of fish painting, molding, casting, and more!  Participants will be painting a reproduction Artic Grayling using the Anglers Artistry method and go home with their own reproduction fish.

It is important to know that this workshop is for all levels of experience and it will be a small limited group.
For more information, check out the write-up.  click here.


PCCA Show Workshops and Demonstrations

Prairie Canada is pleased to offer workshops, featuring talented Manitoba instructors, offering workshops for every carver from beginners to advanced.

For Registration Sheet, Click Here

Please note Workshop dates and times.
For more information contact Tom McCormack at 204-253-0885

Power Carving from Cut-out to Bird with Don Young and Brock Love
cost $100.00
Thursday, May 3rd from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday, May 4th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

You have your band-sawn bird cut-out. What are the next steps? Where and how much to grind away? Where to start? Join Don Young and Brock Love in this hands on Workshop to explore songbird patterns, how to place them on wood blocks, and then band saw cutting.  Using a pre-cut Nuthatch, we will use micro-grinders to systematically shape the project. The Nuthatch will be completed as a natural finish smoothie. A limited number of micro-grinders will be supplied by Prairie Canada, or you can bring your own! We will not be using shaft driven rotary grinders in this Workshop.

Bark Wood Spirit with Paul Giasson
cost $80.00
Friday, May 3 evening
Saturday, May 4th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Release the Wood Spirit! Paul Giasson returns to hand carve a Wood Spirit in cottonwood bark. Instruction will focus on the layout of faces, step by step strategy of carving the face, eye placement and facial expression. Carvers need to bring their own edge tools – small to medium gouges, and a carving knife. Bark will be supplied.

Chainsaw Carving with De-Ann Holmes
cost $30.00
Saturday May 4th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Join De Ann Holmes as she demonstrates her award winning approach to the basics of chain saw carving. With an emphasis on safety, instruction will focus on the design, planning, and execution of carving using examples of progression from start to finish. Time permitting, there will be a demonstration using an electric chain saw.

Pyrography (Wood Burning) with Louise Reilly
cost $50.00
Saturday, May 4th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Louise Reilly returns to instruct Pyrography (wood burning) using the media of a basswood plaque. This is a perfect class for beginner and intermediate students. Several patterns will be provided for students to choose from. Remember that this is “your unique” picture – each has your own flavour to enjoy.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own burning equipment; some equipment will be made available by Prairie Canada but please indicate your need on the Registration to reserve a burner.

Plexiglass Eyes with Gordon Kanne
cost $50.00
Saturday, May 4th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

This Workshop will focus on making eyes from Plexiglas. Students will create eyes that are more lifelike than glass eyes. Plexiglas eyes will have more colour in the iris than glass, giving depth to the features in your carvings. You will be able to adapt this method for birds and fish of various sizes. Rotary Tools (Dremel) with 1/8thinch collet and drill bit will be used.


Oak Hammock Marsh Waterfowl Decoy Carving Competition

Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre; September, 21 & 22, 2019   eMail the Oak Hammock Carvers Guild  for more information.  For a complete set of 2018 Rules and Purchase Awards, please click here

"Images of Nature" Competition by Alberta Wildlife Carving Association

May 3rd - 5th, 2019 in Sherwood Park, Alberta  For Information call: Glenn Maber (780) 907-0454 or click here

Reflections Art Festival

October 26 - 27, 2019 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan For information, click here.

Canadian National Wildfowl Carving Championships

March 15th - 17th, 2019 in Waterloo, Ontario.  For information, click here

Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival

April 26th - 28th, 2019 in Ocean City, Maryland For information, click here.