WOODCRAFTERS GUILD

Notice of General Meeting

(Note stand by for more information to be announced on the out come of future meetings)

Here is a message from the SW Guild President

Hi All - School District 46 and the SCRD has taken steps to reduce public gatherings.  Therefore Guild meetings are cancelled until further notice.  The following link is one that I have found most helpful in explaining why we need to self-isolate.  This is really worth watching.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fgBla7RepXU

Nonetheless, we are fortunate to be woodworkers on the Sunshine Coast.  First, we are fortunate to have great hobbies to work on indoors in 'self-isolation'.  These are opportunities to improve our woodworking skills and have the satisfaction of making things that are functional, creative and beautiful.
Second, the heath care authorities have encouraged us to get out of doors as it is one of the safest places you can be.  We live in a beautiful place to take advantage of parks and hiking trails or even just go for a walk in your neighborhood.  See this link:
Third, it is important to stay in touch with others.  Being in self-isolation does not mean being lonely and depressed. Call a fellow Guild member to see what they are building, say thank you and give a word of encouragement to a healthcare worker you know, call or email family and friends.
One other word of advice is don't listen to or watch too much news!  Watch enough to stay informed but dwelling on it is not a good thing.  Instead, watch a woodworking video and make something!
Best regards,
Dan Horner
President, Suncoast Woodcrafters Guild

President: Dan Horner


Summer Event

Subject: 2020 2x4 Challenge and Party

Hi All - The Board has drafted a plan for the 2020 2x4 Challenge and Party to proceed.  But we will not finalize plans until we hear from you!  There is no use throwing a party if no one comes.  Briefly here are the highlights:
  • An outdoor, afternoon event to be held at the Sunshine Coast Botanical Gardens in Sechelt (washrooms available).
  • This will be a free, no cost event to the Guild members and their significant others.
  • No meal will be served.  A complimentary bar will be provided (wine, beer, sodas, water).
  • Plans will include minimizing physical contact.
  • The event will be limited to no more than 50 people.
  • The safety and success of this event would rely on participants pledging to maintain social distancing to the greatest extent practical.
  • We are thinking of an August date (TBD).
  • The event will be cancelled if the status of the virus changes on the Coast
Best regards,
Dan Horner
SWG Presiden
2020 Wood Expo
Hello Past and Potential Wood Expo Participants,

 In the midst of the current provincial public health emergency, we have been trying to determine what form Wood Expo 2020 will take.  Currently public events indoor and outdoor must have 50 people or less and this is not expected to change for a year or more.  Based on last year’s attendance, by the time we account for vendors and a few of our volunteers to man the door and sanitize surfaces etc. we would be able to have about 20 visitors at a time.  Over an 8-hour event that would allow each visitor to stay for about 9 minutes which is clearly not enough time for the kind of experience we want at Wood Expo.

 For a period we thought we would not be able to have Wood Expo at all, and we started a conversation with Coast  TV about the possibility of doing a televised event, possibly in conjunction with an online auction.  Our goal with Wood Expo is to provide an opportunity for woodcrafters and wood artists to connect with our community, to engage the public interest in this craft, and to generate sales as well as inspire each other.  My vision of a televised event includes short films with woodcrafters in their workshops and Coast TV is interested in filming these.  They would air them all on the day of Wood Expo whether or not we have an online auction, but also periodically before and after so they may be a real asset.

Thank you,

 

 

Sara Zieleman

Administrator

Sechelt Community Projects Inc.

dba Sunshine Coast Community Forest

PO Box 215

Unit C – 5588 Inlet Avenue

Sechelt, BC  V0N 3A0

Phone:  (604) 885-7809

Picture above Who We Are shows some of the SW Guild Members at the 2019 Wood Expo in June held at the Sea Side Center in Sechelt BC

 

 

 


Daniel Horner
President- Suncoast Woodcrafters Guild

 


SW Guild 2019  Christmas Gifts by Members

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* GBS-Gibsons/Sechelt 
* Inside Passage School
* Island Woodcraft
* KMS Tools
* Mohawk Finishing 
* Paul's Paintin' Place
* PJ White Hardwoods
* Coast Builders Rona 
* Summit Tools
* West Wind Hardwood 
* Windsor Plywood

 

Regular Events of Note

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