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.


Adanac Carvers Association: President Roger Kirouac (204) 795-6698 Roger Kirouac 
     Tuesday 6-9 pm at St. James Collegiate;
     Wednesday 6-9 pm at St Norbert Collegiate. 

Assiniboia Wood Carvers Association: Friday 12:30 - 4:30 Clifton Community Centre, 1315 Strathcona St.  eMail Larry Kehler 

Carving Guild at FortWhyte:  Ben and Rose Puchniak Woodworking Studio, Sam Fabro Way, Saturdays starting at 9:00am,   eMail the club  Visit our website

Good Neighbours Senior Centre Carving Club: 720 Henderson Hwy (Bronx Park Community Ctr),
     Wednesday mornings 9:00am, Gil Lafreniere (204) 334-3025 eMail

Les Gens De Bois Woodcarving Club: Tuesday 6-9 pm Bernie Wolfe School Wood Shop,  Instagram
     Larry Weselake (204) 668-0756 eMail Larry Westlake 
     Paul Giasson (204) 668-7621 eMail Paul Giasson
     Brenda Waitt (204) 837-6434 eMail Brenda Waitt

Meadowood Carvers Group: Monday 9:00-11:00 am  United Church of Meadowood,
     Bill Strong eMail or Ron Kirby eMail

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

St. Vital Carvers: 27 Overton St, Glenwood Community Club, Monday 1 - 3:00 pm,
    Liz Grieves eMail (204) 256-7232
    Paul Giasson eMail (204) 668-7621 

Woodturners Association of Manitoba: Howden Community Centre, 1079 Red River Dr, Ritchot, MB Second Thursday evening of each month,   eMail Gerald

Clubs-Province Wide 

Auto City Carvers: Monday evenings, 35070 rd 29E Mitchell MB R5G 2P3, Glen Pedersen (204) 377-4328   eMail Glen Pedersen 

Agassiz Chainsaw Sculptors: workshops, demonstrations & events Russ Kubara (204) 268-0031  eMail Russ Kubara 

Agassiz Carvers Club: Beausejour, Cheryl Laschuk (204) 268-4182 eMail Cheryl Laschuk 

Bear Country Woodcarvers:: Lac du Bonnet/Winnipeg River/Lee River area, Thursday 1- 5 at Brereton's shop, Rick Brereton (204) 345-6020, eMail

Brandon Wheat City Carvers: Tuesday evenings Vincent Massey High School, Brandon, website
     Bette Tardiff (204) 726-4191 or Judy Perkins

Carman Carvers: Thursday evenings, Carman MB.  Matt Dedrick , (204) 745-2427,  eMail Matt Dedrick 

Flin Flon Carvers:  no contact information

Gimli Carving Club: Gimli New Horizons 55 Plus Centre, Fridays, (204) 642-7909   eMail the Club

Killarney Woodcarvers Club: Killarney Heritage Home for the Arts, Tuesday 10 am -noon,   Tim Lawson (204) 523-7110 eMail Tim Lawson 

MacGregor Carvers: Thursday evenings, no further information at this time

Mariapolis Carvers Club: Mariapolis Centre, every second Monday, Robert Van de Walle, eMail Robert

Seine River Carvers Association: Monday evenings Ste. Anne Collegiate,
     no further information at this time

Selkirk Catfish Carvers Club: Gordon Howard Centre, 384 Eveline St. Selkirk, Tuesday 1-4 pm   Phone (204) 785-2092  or Gordon Kanne (204) 785-9454 eMail Gordon Kanne

Treherne Woodcarvers: Scott Smart (204) 723-2163, eMail Scott Smart

Winnipeg River Chainsaw Carving Association: Winnipeg River/Eastern Manitoba Jim Niedermayer eMail, Silver Falls MB (204) 367-8796 or Tim Chartier eMail , Pine Falls MB (204) 340-5122   Facebook

Carver's Websites

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

Alberta Wildlife Carving Association
Regina Carving Club
Grand Valley Woodcarvers Club (Canadian National Wildfowl Carving Championship, Waterloo, ON)



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.

Donors and Sponsors June 2022

ADANAC Carving Club - Carver’s Choice Award
Artists Emporium
Canadian Woodworker
Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement
Carrie Braden - Feather Purchase Award
Chipping Away
Cliff Zarecki - Junior Carver Award
Dairy Maid & Deli
Flexcut Carving Tools

FortWhyte Alive
Fox Chapel Publishing
Jack Kowalchuk
Jim Richardson - Antique Duck Decoy Purchase Award
KV Woodcarving Supplies
Lakefish Net & Twine - Greenback Walleye Purchase Award and Yellow Perch Purchase Award
Les Gens de Bois Woodcarvewrs - Peoples' Choice Award
Lee Valley Tools
Oak Hammock Marsh Carving Guild - Don Phalen Memorial Award
Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre
Pembina Curling Club
Razertip Industries - Purchase Award
Richard Whittom - Duck Head Purchase Award
Ted Muir
The Original Pancake House
Wildlife Haven
Windsor Plywood 551 Century 
Windsor Plywood 2634 Pembina Highway

….and many more who donated time, talents, and treasure