2023 Prairie Canada Carving Championship Show & Competition 

April 14 - 16, 2023

We enjoyed a wonderful weekend viewing beautiful carvings, visiting with friends old and new and celebrating the art and artists in the carving discipline.

Thank you, everyone, for your continued support.

Join us for the 2024 Prarie Canada Carving Championship Show and Competition

Spring 2024

Don't miss the art and fun!!

Workshops and Seminars

Prairie Canada Workshops and Seminars

Prairie Canada often provides a variety of workshops in conjunction with our annual show. As well, We offer occasional carving workshops at the Elmwood East Kildonan Active Living Centre in Winnipeg (180 Poplar Avenue) and Clifton Community Club (1351 Strathcona Street). At Elmwood-EK, there is a dedicated workshop and lunchroom– bring a lunch. Coffee is provided. Registration is on a first come first served basis. Workshop details are sent out to students in advance of the workshop. Prairie Canada can supply dust collectors and power carving equipment for a $5.00 fee. Profits raised through the workshop go towards hosting the annual competition. Full day workshop usually run from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Evening workshops run from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.


Other Workshops

Oak Hammock Carving Guild Workshops 

The Razertip Classroom - Martensville, Saskatchewan

Carving in the Park - Alberta Wildlife Carving Association
April 29 - May 4, 2023 - Whitecroft Hall, Strathcona County
Carving & painting a flying miniature King Eider - Jeff Krete
June 6 - 11, 2023 - Whitecroft Hall, Strathcona County
Painting a Harlequin drake - Pat Godin
For information, click here

Country Haven Studio -  with Jean Minaudier
Sept. 2023.
For more information email Country Haven Carving

Wahpeton Carving Weekend - North Dakota
For a complete list of classes and more information, click here

Lee Valley Tools - Winnipeg Seminars

Artists Emporium Seminars

WindyDay Woodworks Classes
For more information and registration - click here

Krausman's Studio - workshops 2023 will be Virtual.
For info email Krausman's
Gunning-style decoy Harlequin Duck Pair with Keith Mueller $995 + kit
The Art of Inserting Carved Feathers, Part 4 - Keith Mueller,
Miniature Decorative Resplendent Quetzal - Keith Mueller, $1395 + kit
Painting a Cinnamon Teal Drake - Pat Godin,  $1195 + kit ($175) optional casting ($75)
Pair of Anna's Hummingbirds on a branch - Jerry Simchuk $1195 + kit ($150)
Decorative Brook Trout and Wigglefish Decoy - Harley Ragan $300 + kit ($100)
Workshop descriptions found here

Other Shows

Oak Hammock Marsh Waterfowl Decoy Carving Competition
September 16th & 17th, 2023; Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre; 
Visit the Oak Hammock Carving Guild Website
Complete Rules here
Decoy entry form 
Purchase Award entry form
Other category entry form

Pacific Brant Carving & Art Show 
April 6th & 7th, 2023 - Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
For information, click here

Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival
April 26-28, 2024;
 50th Show and Celebration - Ocean City, Maryland
For information, click here.

Alberta Wildlife Carving Association - Images of Nature
May 5 - 7, 2023 -Whitecroft Hall, Sherwood Park, Alberta
For information, click here

Canadian National Wildfowl Carving Championships
June 2-4, 2023; Waterloo, Ontario
For information, click here

British Decoy and Wildfowl Carvers' Association
Bakewell, Derbyshire, England
Sept. 9 & 10, 2023
For information, click here

Prairie Canada Show and Competition 2023

Complete 2023 PCCA Show Results - Click here

2023 PCCA Winners' Circle

Photos Credit: Richard Gwizdak

2023 Award Winners

Award of Excellence 2023: Frank Macfarlane of Winnipeg, Manitoba
Award of Excellence 2023: Jean Minaudier of St. Claude, Manitoba

Service Award: Geoffrey Cross
Service Award: Gwen Coates