2016 Show - April 9th & 10th
At the Community Center in Parksville
132 Jensen Ave E, Parksville, BC V9P 2H2 250 248-6234
Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm
Admission: $5 ea
For further show information please email: email@example.com
The Pacific Brant Carving and Art Show has its roots in the Parksville/Qualicum area on Vancouver Island. In 1991, volunteers from the Mid Island Wildlife Watch Society organized the first Brant Wildlife Festival, to celebrate the arrival of the Pacific Brant Geese. Each year 1000's of Brant stop in the area to rest and feed before continuing to their Arctic breeding grounds. In 2006, the festival was taken over by The Nature Trust of British Columbia who continue to run the festival. One of the events at the Brant Festival was a wildlife woodcarving competition, sponsored by the Vancouver Island Woodcarvers Club. In 2010 the woodcarving show was moved to Victoria, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and re-named the Pacific Brant Carving and Art Show.
In 2016 the Show will be returning to the Parksville Community Center in Oceanside, as usual the show will be held in early April.
The show has grown to be one of Canada's best known wildlife woodcarving competitions and has been featured in the US publication "Wildfowl Carving Magazine" for the past four years. In recent years, the show has been expanded to include a woodturning competition as well as including many commercial booths featuring the Island's top wildlife artists. The show attracts many popular BC wildlife artists, photographers and sculptors as well as giving talented carvers and turners from across the Pacific Northwest and Canada a venue to display their work and compete among each other for ribbons and cash prizes.