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AWMAC Ontario Annual Al Sparling Memorial Golf Tournament!!!

The Annual Al Sparling Memorial Golf Tournament is a great event held by AWMAC. This years tournament is being held at Nobleton Lakes Golf Club  on  Friday June 9, 2017.

Book your tickets today and don't forget to invite your clients, the architects and designers you worked with during the past year and all those non-members who should become new members!!!

Please complete the registration form here or contact AWMAC offices at 844 ON AWMAC  (844-662-9622) to purchase tickets.

AWMAC Ontario looks forward to this exciting event!! 


Below are details of AWMAC Ontario's most recent events:


AWMAC Ontario Annual Apprenticeship Contest:

This year AWMAC Ontario held its annual Apprenticeship Contest at Humber College on Saturday March 25, 2017.

There were ten participants this year, including students from Conestoga College, Georgian College and Bendt Kitchens & Millwork Inc. They all worked hard all day at their cabinet and the judges had their work cut out for them at the end of the contest!!

Although all participants were competing fully in this contest, the atmosphere remained calm and friendly, with jokes and banter between them during breaks and lunch. Please visit the Photo Album on the AWMAC Ontario Website to view photos taken of all participants during the day.

AWMAC Ontario would like to congratulate Caleb Perry of Conestoga College, for placing first place with his cabinet being shipped to Winnipeg to participate in the National Apprenticeship Contest, against the winners from the other Canadian AWMAC Chapters. Best of luck to Caleb!!!

Second place was awarded to Steve Heemskerk from Conestoga College and third place was awarded to Jeremy Kaufman of Bendt Kitchens & Millwork Inc.

All contestants did a great job and AWMAC would like to wish all those who participated in this years contest the very best in their continued studies in the architectural woodworking industry. We hope to see them again next year!!!

AWMAC would like to extend a very warm thank you to Drew Aaslepp of Humber College for all his time and help during this contest. Drew was the first at the shop in the morning and the last to leave that evening!!!

The judges for this year’s contest were Frank Sansalone from BLUM, Jody Wyman of Bendt Kitchens & Millwork Inc. and Nick Anastas of Archmill House – AWMAC would like to thank these three judges for their time and dedication in supporting up and coming woodworkers!!

This contest would not happen without the continued support and generous donations from our sponsors. AWMAC would like to recognize and thank all those who sponsored materials and time for this event including Blum, Hardwoods, Richelieu, Brenlo, Upper Canada Forest Products, Hettich, Formica, Precision Veneer and Grass Canada.


The AWMAC Ontario Chapter Annual General Meeting & Awards Dinner

On February 23, 2017 AWMAC Ontario held it’s Annual General Meeting and Awards Dinner at the Weston Golf & Country Club.

Once again AWMAC Ontario met at the AGM to discuss what AWMAC Ontario has completed in the last year and what is coming up for 2017.

Here are some of the highlights of the AGM this year:

  • The total number of AWMAC Lunch & Learn Presentations completed this year were 30.
  • AWMAC Ontario has Increased its Memberships by 31 New Members
  • AWMAC has a couple new faces on the Board of Director
    - Karyna Cheng of M&K Contracting was invited to fill the open position of a Manufacturing Director
    - Dawn Modestino has come on the board to fill the position of Associate Director
    AWMAC Ontario would like to welcome both Karyna and Dawn to the Board of Directors!!
  • Rick Hurst of Richelieu has stepped down this year from the Board of Directors. Rick took on the role of Membership Director for AWMAC Ontario & was also a key factor in our success this year. AWMAC Ontario would like to thank Rick & Richelieu for all his time, dedication and support of AWMAC Ontario Chapter. His knowledge and insight will be greatly missed by the board and the Association Manager. Rick has been a long time supporter of AWMAC and for that AWMAC will always be grateful. We look forward to Rick’s continued participation in an Advisory Role and also at AWMAC events on behalf of Richelieu.
  • The GIS Program is moving along and has been steadily increasing with the total value of GIS Projects increasing by three (3) times this year.

Following the AGM was a Cocktail Reception and Awards Dinner. This was a very well attended event, where old and new members connected and enjoyed good food and drinks!

AWMAC Ontario would like to Congratulate the Winners of the Project Awards this Year. Please find herewith the list of winners.

AWMAC Ontario would like to thank Stephan Kleiser of Woodworking Magazine for providing the photos of the Winners with their Awards. AWMAC Ontario would also like to thank Carlo DeFrancesco the AWMAC National President for handing out the awards this year.

Projects $0 to $100,000 – FIS Global
Manufactured by RGA Woodworking Ltd.
Designed by Bullock & Wood Design Inc.

Projects $100,001 to $2500,000 – Fresenius Kabi
Manufactured by DCL Woodworking Ltd.
Designed by Comely Van Brussel 

Projects $2500,000 and Over – Scotiabank Conference Centre
Manufactured by Woodlogix Interior Inc.
Designed by B + H Architect

Export Projects – Ritz Carlton Executive Suites
Manufactured by Convoy Custom Interiors Inc.
Designed by The Johnson Studio

Government Projects – Vaughan Civic Centre Library
Manufactured by Archmill House Inc.
Designed by ZAS Architects

Institutional Projects – St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica
Manufactured by Art Magic Carpentry
Designed by +VG Architects, The Ventin Group

LEED Projects – McMaster David Braley Centre
Manufactured by Archmill House Inc.
Designed by Norr Architects

Residential Projects – Cooney Residence
Manufactured by Allwood Carpentry Mfg.
Designed by SPAN Design

Retail Projects – Nadege Patisserie
Manufactured by All Wood Fine Interiors
Designed by Nelson Kwong Architects

AWMAC would like to once again thank Weston Golf & Country Club for making the AGM and Awards Dinner such a success.

AWMAC would to thank the generous Sponsors of this event, AWMAC greatly appreciates their continued support of the Ontario Chapter. This year’s sponsors included Formica, Richelieu, Hardwoods, Blum, Grass Canada, Caesarstone, Upper Canada Forest Products, Precision Veneer, Cambria and Pro-Ply. 

Click here to view additional photos of the Cocktail Reception and Awards Dinner.