Thursday 21 July 2016

Campbell River Carving Competition 2016

The annual Chainsaw Carving competition was at the end of June. This is a great draw for locals and tourists alike, and attracts chainsaw carvers from across the province and even a few from out of province. The carvers spend five days working the logs provided and turning them into works of art. These pieces are then judged. While some are moved quickly after the competition (already sold or spoken for) others are left in place at Frank James Park through the summer.

The competition includes categories from Novice to Professional, and there are also some consultants on hand to assist. Observers can wander through and watch the carvings in progress.

The competition is well known in the carving community and is a draw for tourists coming to spend Canada Day in our community (the competition usually ends just before Canada Day so that the carvings are in place for the festivities). The Transformations on the Shore, as it is officially known, is a perfect example of this island's communities - a mix of resource-base and the arts celebrating both our logging legacy and our artistic heritage.

To see all the action, check out the Shoreline Arts page.

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