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.

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

Corporate Patron – JDI Ltd

The New Brunswick Woodcarvers Association (NBWA)  is pleased to announce that JD Irving Ltd has agreed to extend their support for our annual NB Woodcarving Competition and Sale for an additional 3 years taking us to 2026. They will provide us with $5000 in each of the 6 years. $3000 will go to 1 or 2 annual purchase awards. The remaining $2000 each year will be used as the NBWA Board decides to enhance the annual Competition.

In addition JDI will be providing Basswood logs to us for 3 years so that each registered carver at our shows will receive a free piece of basswood to take home.

We are most appreciative of this continued support from JDI for our annual Competition and Sale.