Wood carving show a first for Chilliwack

Art of the Carver is the name of the 23rd Annual Woodcarving Sculpture and Turning Show and Competition, at Chilliwack Heritage Park on May 7.

It’s the first year the annual wood carving show and competition is coming to Chilliwack.

Art of the Carver is the name of the 23rd Annual Woodcarving Sculpture and Turning Show and Competition, at Chilliwack Heritage Park on May 7.

There are cash awards, prizes, ribbons and trophies up for grabs, said event registrar Bonnie Sorenson.

“There will be a good representation of woodcarving vendors for the carvers and the public interested in purchasing tools and supplies,” she said. “Also great demonstrations of new equipment and carving techniques at the site throughout the day.”

Mayor Sharon Gaetz opens the show at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning.

The public can check out the show and vote for their favourite in the prestigious People’s Choice award category.

Art of the Carver, May 7, Heritage Park, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., $2 Donation. Children under 12 free. For more details Larry at 604-756-0306 or email registration to: sorenson@shaw.ca, with entry forms available at: www.centralfraservalleywoodcarvers.com