Many people think that carving wood is a highly skilled art that only a few people have the skills and patience to do. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Carving is an acquired skill and can be picked up with a bit of practice and instruction.

People just like you have completed many of the carvings that are found in this competition. At one time these carvers thought it would be impossible to learn to carve. However, they tried it and like it so much that some of their work is now here on display.

If you would like to learn to carve or see whether you would enjoy carving, why don't you attend the weekly meeting of the PEI Wildfowl Carvers Association? The carver's skill levels range from beginner to the highly talented. Some have competed in local competitions here and in Halifax and even at the World Competition in the USA.

We meet each Monday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Robert L. Cotton Center, 57 Bunbury Road in Stratford Meetings start in early October and run through to late May.

People interested in carving are urged to attend, at no cost, to experience carving and see whether they would like to take up this hobby. If you enjoy carving, you can join the PEI Wildfowl Carvers Association and enjoy learning to carve as well as the camaraderie of fellow carvers. Come join us! It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or an expert or a want-a-be carver. We have a great time. Come see what others are doing, share tips, great conversation and begin a new experience.