Prairie Canada Carvers' Association aims to support and promote our deep appreciation of wildlife through carving. PCCA is committed to supporting carvers and carving clubs across the Prairies. Scroll down for inspiration, resources (additional info on our resources page), as well as contact information for Manitoba carving clubs and Prairie carvers.
Ducks Unlimited Canada invites you to submit a proposal for hand-carving the decoys for their Major Gift recognition program. The RFP with details of the commission can be found here. Final Date for submission: Monday July 26th, 2021.
Adanac Carvers Association: Tuesday 6-9 pm at St. James Collegiate; Wednesday 6-9 pm at St Norbert Collegiate Gwen Coates (204) 746-2696 eMail Gwen Coates
Assiniboia Wood Carvers Association: Friday 12:30 - 34:30 Clifton Community Centre, 1315 Strathcona St. eMail Larry Kehler
Good Neighbours Senior Centre Carving Club: E. Kildonan Wednesday mornings, Emil Mathae (204) 339-3400 eMail Emil Mathae
Les Gens De Bois Woodcarving Club: Tuesday 6-9 pm Bernie Wolfe School Wood Shop, Larry Weselake (204) 668-0756 eMail Larry Westlake Paul Giasson (204) 668-7621 eMail Paul Giasson Brenda Waitt (204) 837-6434 eMail Brenda Waitt
Mensheds Manitoba Inc. Woodhaven Community Club, Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons, Loris or Dave Barsanti (204) 804-5165 or eMail Dave
Seven Oakes Wood Carvers: West Kildonan Collegiate, Monday evenings, 7 pm. Ron Roccola (204) 339-0514 eMail Ron Roccola
Woodturners Association of Manitoba: Howden Community Centre, Second Thursday evening of each month, Joe Vanderhorst eMail Joe Vanderhorst
Auto City Carvers: Monday evenings, 363 Main St. Steinbach, Glen Pedersen (204) 377-4328 eMail Glen Pedersen
Agassiz Carvers Club: Beausejour, Cheryl Laschuk (204) 268-4182 eMail Cheryl Laschuk
Bear Country Woodcarvers (formerly Cape Coppermine Carving Club: Lac du Bonnet/Winnipeg River/Lee River area, Thursday 1pm-5pm at Brereton's shop, Rick Brereton (204) 345-6020, eMail Rick Brereton
Brandon Wheat City Carvers: Tuesday evenings Vincent Massey High School, Brandon, Tab Dudley (204) 726-4380, eMail Tab Dudley
Carmen Carvers: Thursday evenings, Carman MB. Matt Dedrick , (204) 745-2427, eMail Matt Dedrick
Flin Flon Carvers: Ida Kozar (204) 687-5442, eMail Ida Kozar
Gimli Carving Club: Gimli New Horizons 55 Plus Centre, Fridays, (204) 642-7909 eMail the Club
Killarney Woodcarvers Club: Monday evenings 7 - 9 pm Killarney New Horizons Centre, Tim Lawson (204) 523-7110 eMail Tim Lawson
Les Sculpteurs: Wednesday evenings, 7 - 10, Oct. to April, Paul Lord (204) 371-5738, 47 Lord Dr, LaBroquerie MB R0A 0W0 eMail Paul Lord
MacGregor Carvers: Thursday evenings
Mariapolis Centre: every second Monday, Betty Conrad, (204) 836-2367 eMail Betty Conrad
Seine River Carvers Association: Monday evenings Ste. Anne Collegiate Yvonne Boulianne, eMail Yvonne Boulianne
Treherne Woodcarvers: Scott Smart (204) 723-2163, eMail Scott Smart
Winnipeg River Chainsaw Carving Association: Winnipeg River/Eastern Manitoba Jim Niedermayer Silver Falls MB (204) 367-8796 or Tim Chartier, Pine Falls MB (204) 340-5122 eMail Jim Niedermayer or eMail Tim Chartier
Susan Cowtan - Award winning carver of working decoys, contemporary decoys, shorebirds and songbirds.
Jean M. Dunn - carving ducks and birds. Wildlife paintings
Doris Sheldon - Carving a variety of woods and Subjects. Teaches face carving in bark.
Tom Park - Carver and instructor: songbirds, shorebirds, raptors, habitat design & construction.
Other Carving Associations
Events like the Prairie Canada Carving Championship are expensive undertakings, costing in the range of $17,000 to $20,000 a year to host. So it is no surprise that PCCA has relied upon sponsors to remain financially viable. In this we have been very successful as noted by the impressive array of organizations/individuals that sponsored the show and competition in 2018. However sponsors come and go, so if you know of individuals or organizations that potentially could support your show please contact Lynda Baxter at (204) 255-6216. PCCA will do all the approaching if need be, but we need your help in identifying potential sponsors.
Adanac Carving Club - Carver’s Choice Award
Beausejour Consumers Co-op
Carrie Braden - Feather Purchase Award
Cliff Zarecki - Junior Carver Award
Ducks Unlimited Canada
Jim Richardson Antique Duck Decoy Purchase Award
Les Gens de Bois - Peoples' Choice Award
Lee Valley Tools
Manitoba Wildlife Federation
Oak Hammock Marsh Carving Guild - Don Phalen Memorial Award
Oak Hammock Marsh
Pembina Curling Club
Razertip Industries Purchase Award
Red River Co-op
Richard Whittom Duck Head Purchase Award
Robert Bosch Inc.
Woodturners Association of Manitoba
Wildfowl Carving Magazine