The Guild sponsors the 2 x 4 Challenge Event whereby participants are asked to make a project using only a construction grade 2 x 4 eight feet long.
See rules - in PDF format press on https://www.suncoastwoodcrafters.com/2x4-challenge-2019-rules/
Press on to see- 2x4 Gallery
SUNCOAST WOODCRAFTERS GUILD: WOOD EXPO 2020
This year's Wood Expo was a bit of a roller coaster ride. Initially, with COVID restrictions it looked like it wasn't going to happen. Then when the social gathering protocols loosened, Sunshine Coast Community Forest was able to contract for Seaside Center. Even then there were major obstacles for them as well as us, with a limit of two tables and only two volunteers.
With less then a month to go, Seaside Center was seconded by the Provincial
Government for COVID testing. It looked like there was no other venue that was suitable, but Sara Zieleman, the Community Forest Administrator, looked at Rockwood Center and decided they could make it happen.
Kudos to Sara and Dave Lasser, Community Forest Operations Manager, for
pulling it all together in record time!
COVID protocols were in place and I think everyone felt safe; sanitizing was ongoing through the day, and everyone was masked, logged in, and basically
guided through the exhibits. Attendance was probably 1/3 of our usual turnout,
but it was steady from 10:00AM till closing at 5:00PM.
We were initially scheduled to share the large meeting room with Patrick Skydde
but he unfortunately had to drop out for personal reasons. Brian Klassen, the ship and marine map modeler, took his spot. It worked well for both parties. A huge 'thank you!' to our members that participated.
We were able to utilize 5 banquet tables, one more than our exhibit last year. With the extra table we were able to space things out a bit more generously which I think made for a better exhibit.
Tim Dayton, Ron Johnson, Patrick Crawford, Ken Walker and I manned the tables
in shifts. Tim did a great job with photos; proof that it really happened!
Once again, the Guild's appreciation goes out to the members that took the time to bring in their projects; can't do it without you.
My impression was that the Community Forest folks were very pleased with the
event as well as the venue.
-Dan Chercover, Board Member
A message from Sunshine Community Forest