Wood Design and Building Magazine - Spring Summer 2019
Rick Crook one of our SW Guild members has been featured in this prestigious magazine. His business Oyster Bay Boats (in Madiera, B.C., on the Sunshine Coast Highway) was started nearly 20 years ago by Rick Crook. Using locally cut and air-dried cedar, fir and maple,the company produces strongly built boats. One of he founder's personal favorite is the " Wee Lassie Canoe," which weighs just 30 pounds, he created it to increase convenience in his personal life. Eventually, Crook received many requests for canoes, and since also started to build kayaks and row boats, all made from cedar strips.
- The presentation of gifts from the Guild to Community Services was held at 11:00am on December 12, 2018 at Community Services office.
- From Coast Reporter News on Friday February 15,2019
- From left: Ron Johnson (past president), Daniel Horner (president), Tom Hourigan, Ken Karaloff (directors), Tim Dayton (secretary), Chuck Lenfesty (treasurer), Dan Chercover (director), missing: Ken Parker (director).
At their Annual General Meeting the Suncoast Woodcrafters Guild elected a new board for 2019.
The Woodcrafters Guild is a non-profit group of hobbyists promoting the craft and exchange of information about wood, woodworking tools and methods to improve members’ skills and enjoyment for creating with wood.
Guild members participate in an annual tradition with the Christmas spirit, building hand-crafted wooden toys and gifts and donating them to Sunshine Coast Community Services Society for distribution to disadvantaged children and families. A generous grant from SCRD grants-in-aid program, a big-hearted donation from Sunshine Coast Community Forest, makes it possible to purchase materials to build these toys and gifts.
The Woodcrafters participate in and support community events such as the Botanical Garden’s Harvest Festival and Community Forest Wood Expo.
The Woodcrafters meet the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Chatelech Secondary School. New members welcome.