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October 20, 2014

The MAGIC in WOOD competition and show was a great success ones again.

The Ontario Wood Carvers Association owes thanks to all the volunteers and participating artists for their outstanding contribution to the promotion and advancement of the art of woodcarving. Without you we could not make it.

We also would like to express our sincere thanks to all the visitors during the two days of the show. Your obvious enjoyment of the many beautiful pieces on display encourages us greatly. Tell all your friends about our show and do come again next year!

October 17, 2014 10:00 am

On-line entry and registration now closed for 2014. You can still enter your artwork or register for any of our Learning by Doing Sessions on site at the Pickering Recreational Complex.

September 09, 2014

We have received the first batch of Xmass Tree decoration from Flower City carvers. Thank you. Pictures can be seen here.

September 02, 2014

The “blue print” of the Maple Leaf Forever Historical Tree Trunk is posted and it can be seen here.

August 16, 2014

The progress of carving the historic silver maple tree is updated weekly and it can be seen here.

August 08, 2014

The carving of the historical silver maple tree has been lunched on July 19. The progress of the work can be seen here.

June 14, 2014

There is going to be a full day hands-on seminar with Swiss carver Siggi Buhler on Saturday June 21, 2014. The time will be from 8:30 am to approx. 3:30 PM. The cost is $40.  We will be  preparing about four different small carvings to choose from but Siggi would also like to encourage people to bring in any carvings they were currently working on so that he could help them. Should be a great day!

May 20, 2014

Learning by Doing session information has been added and registration is now open. For detail please go to “Event and programs” or visit this page.

May 10, 2014

A Club Map page has been added to the site. To see the location of an Ontario carving club, please visit

this page.

April 23, 2014

The index for the magazine Ontario Woodcarver is posted. To see please go to “Ontario Woodcarver” and follow the link.

April 23, 2014

Flower City Images in Wood Competition is on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 10 am to 2 pm, at the Flower City Senior Centre, 8870 McLaughlin Road, Brampton, Ontario.  

March 27, 2014

The Church of the Ascension Windsor ON is looking for the contact information of the carver, who is working on a Celtic Cross commissioned by Janice Boles of Anointed Legacy Design. If you have any information please contact the Ontario Wood Carvers Association via the “Contact Us” form in this web site. Thank you.

March 24, 2014

For the 2014 “Magic in Wood” Competition and Show, the information are ready for downloading.  

March 24, 2014

Next general meeting at York Mills Collegiate is on April 14 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Show and tell by members, bring a piece you just finished or still working on it

March 23, 2014

Upcoming woodcarving shows and competitions:


Maple Leaf Forever

Carving the Maple Leaf Forever

Picture gallery is coming soon….

Cedar Waxwing


Mary Beckstead



Joe Dampf