2020 Prairie Canada Carving Championship Show & Competition Cancellation

April 17 - 19, 2020
Pembina Curling Club, Winnipeg

In response to the Covid-19 issue we are experiencing, and with government direction to cancel upcoming gatherings of more than 250 people, we are sorry to announce that this year’s Prairie Canada Show, scheduled for April 18th and 19th, will be cancelled.  This includes workshops scheduled before, during and following the show.

Our Board has been working hard to pull together what we thought was an exciting show, with many opportunities to celebrate Manitoba 150, display many incredible pieces of artwork, allow participation in exciting workshops, and most of all be a gathering of so many great friends in the carving community that we only get to see once a year.  Unfortunately, in the interests of health and safety during this pandemic, it is not to be this year.

We are working now to determine the steps required to “unplan” such a large event and would ask your patience as we work out plans to contact many of you regarding resolving your commitments to date.  Thanks to everyone for all of your support and commitment to the Prairie Canada Show.  Stay tuned for ongoing updates.  Just think of how many carvings you will have to look forward to entering next year!

The PCCA Board


Razertip Purchase Award
Ray Minaudier - shoveler pair

The 2020 Prairie Canada Carving Association fundraising raffle draw has been completed.  Thank you to Ray Minaudier for his carving of a pair of Northern Shovelers. Thank you to all the ticket sellers and to all who purchased tickets.

The winner is …… Susan Grieef of Winnipeg. Congratulations Susan, and thankyou for supporting Prairie Canada.

Workshops and Seminars

Prairie Canada Workshops and Seminars

Prairie Canada is pleased to provide 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 – Winter 2021
To register call the Interpretive Centre at (204) 467-3300

The Razertip Classroom - Martensville, Saskatchewan

Carving in the Park - Alberta Wildlife Carving Association
June 8th - 13th, 2021 
with instructors Pat Godin (painting a Blue-winged Teal drake), Dennis Drechsler (two common dolphins) and Jeff Krete (flying miniature King Eider).  For more information and registration contact: Bob Steele at For course descriptions, click here

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 2020 will be video instruction and ZOOM interaction
For info email Krausman's
Fall/winter classes via Zoom
The Art of Inserting Carved Feathers with Keith Mueller
Carve and Paint a Sleeping Drake Ring-necked Duck decoy (or Lesser Scaup) with Keith Mueller

Other Shows

Oak Hammock Marsh Waterfowl Decoy Carving Competition
September 19 & 20, 2021, Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre; 
Visit the Oak Hammock Carving Guild Website

Reflections Art Festival
Cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
For information, click here.

Canadian National Wildfowl Carving Championships
September 24 - 26, 2021 Waterloo, Ontario
For information, click here

Pacific Brant Carving & Art Show 
April 10 & 11, 2021, Parksville BC Community Center
For information, click here

Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival
April 23-25, 2021,
 Ocean City, Maryland 
For information, click here.

Alberta Wildlife Carving Association - Images of Nature
April 30th - May 2nd, 2021
For information, click here

Prairie Canada Show and Competition 2019

Complete 2019 PCCA Show results: Click here

2019 PCCA Winners' Circle

2019 Award Winners

Award of Excellence 2019: Carl Robblee of Swan River, Manitoba and Robert LeClair of Winnipeg, Manitoba

Robert LeClair (right)

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Service Award 2019: Wes Tully, Marcel Fraser, John Frye and Bill Palmer (missing)