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

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 9th - 14th, 2020 Cancelled for 2020 New dates 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

May 30 - June 8, 2020  with Keith Mueller -- Decorative third sized Bald Eagle in animated pose
June 10 - 12, 2020 with Keith Mueller -- The art of inserting carved feathers on sleeping drake Ring-necked Decoy
June 14 - 19, 2020 with Keith Mueller -- Contemporary Cackling Goose or Brant decoy
August 16 - 25, 2020 with Gary Eigenberger -- Life-sized Brown Thrasher
August 29 - Sept 5, 2020 with Pat Godin -- Painting the Wood Duck drake
Sept 11 - 20, 2020 with Al Jordan -- Carve and paint a male life-size Kestrel

Other Shows

Oak Hammock Marsh Waterfowl Decoy Carving Competition

Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre; September, 19 - 20, 2020   eMail the Oak Hammock Carvers Guild  for more information.  Rules Document and Competition info may be found here.

Entry form - Decoys
Entry Form - Purchase Awards
Entry form - all other classes

Reflections Art Festival

October 24-25, 2020 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan For information, click here.

Canadian National Wildfowl Carving Championships

March 20th - 22nd, 2020  in Waterloo, Ontario.  Cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19 For information, click here

Pacific Brant Carving & Art Show 

April, 2020 in Parksville, British Columbia. Cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19  For information, click here

Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival

April 24th - 26th, 2020 in Ocean City, Maryland. Cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19

April 23-25, 2021  For information, click here.

Alberta Wildlife Carving Association - Images of Nature

May 1 - 3, 2020 in Sherwood Park (Edmonton), AlbertaCancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19
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)