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Niagara Woodcarvers Association

Dedicated to the promotion of the art and craft of carving through shared ideas.

Our Members

The Niagara Woodcarvers Association was formed December 11, 1978 with 18 original members.  The founders of the Association called themselves the Wood Knots. They are Doug Robertson, Charles Coates and Leighton Spicer.  Currently  the club has over 100 members from all walks of life, who find woodcarving to be rewarding and creative.

Constitution and By-Laws

Click HERE to see the Constitution and By-laws.


Ten monthly meetings are held each year. The meetings are both social gatherings and educational sessions where members share techniques, ideas and the resources of a well stocked library of books and videos.  Informative guest speakers are invited to the meetings. 

The Show

The Niagara Woodcarvers Association produces one of the best Woodcarving Show, Sale and Competitions held in the area.  This event takes place early each spring.

Knotty News

Membership includes a subscription to Knotty News, an Niagara Woodcarvers Association publication with shared ideas and club news.

Seminars and classes

Special seminars are held throughout the year ... usually the hands-on variety. Some of our members offer carving classes for beginners while others  instruct more advanced seminars, including relief carving, carving in the round and chip carving


Social gatherings through the year for club members include a June and a Christmas potluck social.

Community Involvement

In addition, many of our members are involved in community carving projects, such as murals and large plaques. Each year volunteers from our Club can be found at the Annual Balls Falls Thanksgiving Festival in Jordan, Ontario, sponsoring Carving for Kids, an activity that introduces woodcarving to children. Carving for Kids attracted over 1,000 children this year. Join us today...  Get Involved... and see what you've been missing!

How Can I Get Involved?

Come out and experience one of our meetings and see what we are about.


Heartland Forest Nature Centre, 8215 Kalar Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario


We meet on the 3rd MONDAY of every month from September to June each year. (no meetings July or August)

What time?

Our meetings begin at 7:00.

Who can go?

Our members are men and women who share their interests and knowledge about the art form of woodcarving with each other. Visitors are ALWAYS WELCOME at the meetings!

It's a lot of fun... see you there!

Don't forget to send in your Membership Application.

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