Carver's Award of Excellence

The Carver’s Award of Excellence was established in 2006 to acknowledge individuals, organizations and businesses for excellence and achievement in promoting and engendering the art of carving in North America. It was designed, quite simply, to pay tribute to those who have done special things to foster carving.

Recipients must be nominated for recognition from the carving community. They should have made a long term commitment to the advancement and promotion of carving, ideally leaving a lasting influence upon the community.  

Recipients to date include:

2006: Dr. Frank Baldwin of Lockport, Manitoba
2006: Hugh McVarish of Winnipeg, Manitoba
2007: Bill Palmer of Winnipeg, Manitoba
2008: Ron Davidson of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
2008: Les Barrow of Thunder Bay, Ontario
2009: Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre
2009: Harvey Welch of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
2010: Cam Merkle (Razertip Industries) of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
2011: Pat Godin of Paris, Ontario
2014: Glenn McMurdo of Coburg, Ontario
2015: Larry Vanderhyde of Winnipeg, Manitoba
2015: Harry Williams of Winnipeg, Manitoba
2017: Ted Muir of Winnipeg, Manitoba
2019: Carl Robblee of Swan River, Manitoba
2019: Robert LeClair of Winnipeg, Manitoba

Service Award

The Service Award acknowledges individuals who have provided a valuable service to a local carving community over an extended period of time.

Recipients to date include:

2012 Jack Motyer of Winnipeg
2018 Bill Farnworth and Stan Arrowsmith
2019 Wes Tully, Marcel Fraser, Bill Palmer and John Frye

Carl Robblee (right)

Robert LeClair (right)

Wes Tully (right)

Marcel Fraser (right)

John Frye (left), Bill Palmer (missing)

Board Member Service Recognition

This award recognizes PCCA board members who have served in excess of ten years. Members receive certificates at the awards banquet and are recognized in the newsletter.


2001- Ted Muir, Wade Benjaminson
2005 - Bill Palmer
2008 - Peter Sawatzky, Larry Vanderhyde, Jack Yellowlees
2009 - Ida McKenzie, Don Young, Gary Eekhoudt, Bob Taylor
2010 - Tom Park
2015 - Doug Danell
2016 - Jean Mousseau
2017 - John Frye


Nominations for the above awards should be submitted in writing to :
(email by clicking on name or mail to the following)
John Frye,
139 Lodge Avenue,
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3J 0R6