ABOUT THE GRAND VALLEY WOODCARVERS CLUB
Grand Valley Woodcarvers Club was established in the spring of 1988 by
a small group of enthusiastic carvers dedicated to promoting wood
carvings as an art. The club operates under a constitution and
regulations carried out under the aegis of a Board of Directors.
While the Grand Valley Woodcarvers provides numerous benefits for its
members, none is more obvious than the fellowship experienced as
carvers meet each Thursday evening. Here beginners and experienced
carvers sit elbow to elbow learning and sharing skills. Carvers have
access to an excellent, growing reference library which contains
illustrated books, reference books, demonstration videos, study bills,
patterns, and general reference materials.
Senior carvers provide guidance and assistance to beginners. Formalized
presentations on carving, texturing, painting and related topics are
scheduled throughout the season. Shows/exhibitions, carving classes and
excursions enhance our overall program.
The Grand Valley Woodcarvers Club welcomes individuals interested in
woodcarving to visit the club on scheduled meeting nights.
The meetings are held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. with
carving instruction beginning at 7:00 pm., at the Mannheim Community
Centre in the village of Mannheim, just west of Kitchener.
THE HISTORY OF THE GRAND VALLEY WOODCARVERS CLUB
to 1987 Dave Lane & Al Forler went to the Woodstock show. Dave
suggested that a club should be started. Ken Yates was suggested as a
good carver & a club was started.