Over twenty fve years ago, a group of wildlife enthusiasts got together and founded the Association with a goal of promoting an appreciation for wildlife through carving.
Today, Prairie Canada’s goal remains the same and we continue to support and promote our deep appreciation of wildlife through our annual Show and Competition. Over the years, our competition has grown to showcase a variety of carvings, including waterfowl, song and shorebirds, fish, traditional carvings, as well as, stone, bark, bone, and antler carvings. The Prairie Canada Carving Competition has not only grown in size, but has developed into one of North America’s premiere competitions.
Our show has been featured in Wildfowl Carving and Collecting magazine, published in Pennsylvania, USA on several occasions. This is a wonderful accomplishment, as only a few competitions from across North America are featured in this publication each year!
When sending out our newsletters and information regarding the upcoming events, a number of mailings have been rejected. If you are on our mailing list, but have not been receiving anything, the email information that we have on file is likely out of date. If you have any changes to email addresses, phone numbers or home addresses, please send this information to Doug Danell so that we may update our database.
If you would like to receive this information and are not on our mailing list, or know of someone who would like to receive this information, please send a note with your name and contact information to Doug Danell.
(see Rules document for more info)
Friday, April 17, 2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Canad Inns Polo Park
Ambassador Rooms 1 & 2
1405 St. Matthews Avenue
(see Rules document for times, locations and more details)
“Painting a Male Yellow-rumped Warbler”
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Registration information for the competition, registration for workshops, banquet tickets and hotel room discount information can be found in the rules document.
Banquet tckets and Workshop registration can be found in the center of the Rules document.
Don Young, 64 Roslyn Cresent, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3L 0H7
Please note that categories that appear to be missing had no entries.
Please report any missing results to Don Young .
(All documents are in PDF format)
2014 Best of Show winners
The Carver’s Award of Excellence was established in 2006 to acknowledge individuals, organizations and businesses for excellence and achievement in promoting and engendering the art of carving in North America. It was designed, quite simply, to pay tribute to those who have done special things to foster carving.
Recipients must be nominated for recognition from the carving community. They should have made a long term commitment to the advancement and promotion of carving, ideally leaving a lasting influence upon the community.
Please consult this document for more detailed information.
Please use this document if possible (in Microsoft Word format)
Nominations should be submitted in writing to :
(email by clicking on name, or mail to the following)
John Frye, 139 Lodge Avenue, Winnipeg, R3J 0R6
2006: Dr. Frank Baldwin of Lockport, Manitoba
2006: Hugh McVarish of Winnipeg, Manitoba
2007: Bill Palmer of Winnipeg, Manitoba
2008: Ron Davidson of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
2008: Les Barrow of Thunder Bay, Ontario
2009: Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre
2009: Harvey Welch of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
2010: Cam Merkle (Razertip Industries)of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
2011: Pat Godin of Paris, Ontario
Prairie Canada is pleased to enclose the 2011/12 list of Manitoba carving competitions, courses and clubs. Please distribute as you see fit.
If you know of any Manitoba clubs or events we have missed, or if the information provided needs updating, please forward the information to Ted Muir.
Our 25th anniversary pattern book will make for a wonderful Christmas present for novice carvers. This book is now available through Artists Emporium, Windsor Plywood (Main St, Century St and Pembina Hwy), Canadian Woodworker (Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon and Surrey), Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre gift shop, Fprt Whyte Alive, Island Woodcraft Supplies and Razertip Industries.
Copies can also be obtained by contacting Tom Park.
Prairie Canada is pleased to provide a variety of workshops. Please feel free to print and share as you see fit.
Workshop details can be found in the latest newsletter.
A Guide for Beginner Wood Carvers
(all documents are in PDF format)
(Newsletters are in PDF format)
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Events like the Prairie Canada Carving Championship are expensive undertakings, costing in the range of $17,000 to $20,000 a year to host. So it is no surprise that PCCA has relied upon sponsors to remain financially viable. In this we have been very successful as noted by the impressive array of organizations/individuals that sponsored the show and competition in 2013. However sponsors come and go, so if you know of individuals or organizations that potentially could support your show please contact Ted Muir at (204) 237-1385. PCCA will do all the approaching if need be, but we need your help in identifying potential sponsors
A special note of gratitude is extended to the 2013 slate of sponsors and partners. We simply couldn't have a show witout your generous contributions and support.
Manitoba Arts Council
|Jim Richardson Antique Decoy Purchase Award|
Morgan Whiteway BOSS Purchase Award
|Razertip Industries Purchase Award|
|Adanac Carving Club - Carvers' Choice Award|
|Al Witfield Working Shorebird Purchase Award|
|Canad Inns Polo Park|
|Ducks Unlimited Canada|
|Les Gens de Bois - People's Choice Award|
|Lee Valley Tools|
Manitoba Wildlife Federation
Ted Muir Purchase Award
Richard Whittom Duck Head Purchase Award - First Place
|Wildfowl Carving Magazine|
|Fan Carvers World|
|Manitoba Wildlife Rehabilitation Organization|
|Oak Hammock Marsh Carving Guild|
|Robert Taylor & Jennifer LaBelle|
|Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation|
Don Young (Rules)
Don Young, 64 Roslyn Cresent, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3L 0H7