Post Show Course with Tom Baldwin

Two-day Workshop with Tom Baldwin
August 12th and 13th from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Location: Yoho Lake
Cost: $120.00 USD which includes a pattern, blank, eyes and instruction
Project: White throated sparrow
Workshop Plan: First day- power carving the bird as a smoothy

Second day- painting

Class is limited to 10 students, open to all levels but targeted to the novice and intermediate
If you are interested email Robyn O’Keefe at by April 22, 2024. Registration will
be on a first come first served basis. A non-refundable $50 CAN deposit will be required to
guarantee your registration.

Details on equipment required will be sent to those registered for the workshop.

2024 Youth Carving Workshop

A workshop will be held on Sunday, August 11th, 9:00-11:30 for all youth, ages 11-14 who are interested in trying their hand at power carving. Gord Willett and company will be instructing. This year, a power carving kit will be given to every youth participating in the workshop (unless you already received one last year) thanks to the generosity Princess Auto and NBWA. Also, Duragrit Tools ( will be providing a kit of 2 Duragrit bits for each student. There is no cost for this workshop. Course may be limited to 10 students. If you have youth who would like to participate, you should contact Gord Willett right away: as seats are limited.

Theme Competitions- 2024

In 2024 there will be 2 theme competitions. All entries will be judged in their regular level and category before being judged as a theme carving.

2024 General Theme:

Next year’s general theme will be Flowers All categories of carving are welcome for this competition, but the piece must be 80% dominated by the flower theme.

2024 Bird Theme:

Any Warbler.  Any warbler species under any carving category will be eligible.

2024 Purchase Awards

The list of 2024 purchase awards now includes:

  • $1500 purchase award for a Black Labrador Retriever offered by Cooke Aquaculture Inc. any style
  • $1500 purchase award for a Woodpecker in Flight offered by JD Irving Ltd.
  • $1500 purchase award for a Harlequin Duck offered by JD Irving Ltd., any style, drake preferred
  • $1500 purchase award for an American Woodcock offered by AV Group
  • $350 purchase award for a Whale theme offered by the NBWA (future raffle carving)
  • $300 purchase award for a Santa offered by Picket Fence Motel, approximately 10″ in height

All carvers are eligible to enter carvings for consideration in purchase award competitions. For all entries in purchase award competitions there is an additional registration charge of $5 for Novice and Intermediate entries and $10 for Advanced and Masters entries. This charge is not reflected on the registration page, but will be added during on-site registration.

2023 Purchase Award Winners

Thank you to all sponsors of the 2023 purchase award competitions. They are exciting part of the Competition, drawing carvers from near and far.

The JD Irving Ltd award for a Evening Grosbeak Pair was won by Gary Shropshire, Ontario

The AV Group award for a Ruffed Grouse was won by Robert Grimm, Maine

The Marwood Ltd award for a Moose Hunting Relief Carving was won by Ted Boothroyd, New Brunswick

The Picket Fence Motel award for a Santa Claus (8″ tall) was won by Ted Boothroyd, New Brunswick