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After 24 years as part of the K-W Wood Show we found ourselves in a difficult position. The Wood Show in Kitchener, which we were part of, ceased to exist. The Grand Valley Woodcarvers had to decide how to proceed.

We decided on a partnership with the Owl’s Nest, who also were part of the Kitchener Wood Show, to create our own show. This Show was known as Wood Art in the Cities. It featured the Canadian National Wildfowl Carving Championship and the Owl’s Nest Carving Competition. After the 2019 Show, the Owl’s Nest were no longer able to sustain their competition. The Grand Valley Wood Carvers Club decided to assume responsibility and will attempt to offer this competition for 2022. It will be called the “Wood Art Competition”, within the general heading of the Canadian National Wildfowl Championships. (Canadian Nationals)

This new venture of running the Canadian Nationals is a major undertaking, and an expensive one. Please see Canada Helps donation link, who will issue immediate income tax receipt. Fundraising is a vital and necessary part of our clubs’ responsibilities. Please consider helping!

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