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.
Oak Hammock Carving Guild Workshops – Winter 2020
March 8, 15 & 22 -- Carve and paint duck feathers (click for info and registration). Learn to carve and wood burn three feathers, for example, make a pin -- wearable art!! OHMIC members $ 80.00 & non-members $ 100.00 plus taxes
To register call the Interpretive Centre at (204) 467-3300
The Razertip Classroom - Martensville, Saskatchewan
Carving a Fishing Lure with Cam Merkle Saturday March 28, 2020 9:00am - 5:30pm. For course description and registration, click here
Carving in the Park - Alberta Wildlife Carving Association
June 9th - 14th, 2020 Cancelled for 2020 New dates June 8th - 13th, 2021with 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 email@example.com For course descriptions, click here
Wahpeton Carving Weekend - North Dakota
June 26-28, 2020 Various classes including bark houses, wood spirit faces, Santa egghead, spoons, caricature, butternut crappie, relief carving, chip carving, woodburning. For a complete list of classes and more information, click here
Lee Valley Tools - Winnipeg Seminars
Mar 19 Turn Wooden Spindles
Mar 20 Sharpen your woodturning tools
Mar 26 Turn a Wooden Virage Ballpoint Pen
Mar 27 Beginner Woodturning
April 23 Carve a Cottonwood Screech Owl
Free drop-in Sharpening seminar - bring your tool and staff will reach you to sharpen it.
Thursday and Fridays 7 - 9 pm and Saturdays or Sundays 11 am - 12 pm and 2 - 3 pm
Artists Emporium Seminars
WindyDay Woodworks Classes
Chainsaw Safety and Handling Wednesday March 25 9AM-4PM
Chainsaw Carve tree (beginner) Wednesday - March 11, Wednesday march 22 9Am - 1PM
Chainsaw Wood Spirit (beginner) Wednesday April 8 9AM-1PM
Chainsaw Carve Owl (more experienced) Wednesday May 6 9AM-4PM
Chainsaw Carve Bear (more experienced) Wednesday May 20 9AM-4PM
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
Oak Hammock Marsh Waterfowl Decoy Carving Competition
Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre; September, 2020 eMail the Oak Hammock Carvers Guild for more information. Rules Document and Competition info may be found here.
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), Alberta. Cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19
April 30th - May 2nd, 2021 For information, click here
Prairie Canada Show and Competition 2019
2019 PCCA Winners' Circle
2019 Award Winners
Award of Excellence 2019: Carl Robblee of Swan River, Manitoba and Robert LeClair of Winnipeg, Manitoba
Service Award 2019: Wes Tully, Marcel Fraser, John Frye and Bill Palmer (missing)