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International Conference

For three days in September 2004 some 800 carvers from all over the world met in Kitchener, Ontario for the The International 2004 Carver's Conference, a non- profit event that promotes the growth and development of wood carving and wood art.

The Conference featured a carving competition in the beginners, novice, intermediate, and youth categories that drew almost 300 entries. Additionally there were seminars from 16 of North America's top carving personalities, including David Bruce Johnson, a regular contributor to Canadian Woodworking Magazine (

In addition to offering a total of 68 one-hour seminars, the carving experts exhibited their work and demonstrated their skills one-on-one at the Chipping Away Resource Center. 


Over $10,350 was awarded in competition prizes, draws, and gift certificates.

The Conference also raised over $7,300 for the Marnie Whillock Silent Auction and $2,100 for the International Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The 2005 International Carver's Conference is scheduled for September 9, 10, 11, 2005 in Kitchener, ON, with an expanded venue and program.


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