Chainsaw carving competition this month

  • Apr. 28, 2003 6:00 p.m.

Submitted by Shirley Kricheldorf–A chainsaw wood sculpture competition will take place in Masset starting Friday, May 15th and continuing throughout the Harbour Days celebrations. Judging will take place on Victoria Day. The competition is open to both novice and amateurs. Several professional carvers will be on hand to instruct beginners and offer their advice and expertise to all contestants. Max Chickite will be one of the professional carvers on hand. Max carved the beautiful swan that sits outside the Co-op Building Supply in Masset and is the founder of the Campbell River Shoreline Arts (check out its website at www.crshorelinearts.com). The Campbell River contest has been happening since 1996 and now draws crowds every year. Over 120 chainsaw carvings have been placed around that community since the competition began. In addition to the professional, amateur and novice chainsaw categories planned for Masset, there will also be a driftwood category for those who prefer to carve with hand tools. Cash and merchandise prizes will be awarded in each category. Complete rules and regulations and application forms will be available May 7th from the Masset Economic Development Commission office, call 626-3955 after May 5th for more information. Watch for posters for more information.