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AWMAC Ontario Apprenticeship Contest - March 2019

This annual event is being held at Conestoga College this year on Saturday March 23, 2019.

Calling all Woodworking Students!!! This is a fantastic event where YOU as up and coming woodworkers participate in a one day contest building a cabinet. There are monetary prizes for first, second and third place AND the first place cabinet is sent to compete in the AWMAC National Competition against the winners of the other chapters Apprenticeship Contests. Contact AWMAC offices at to reserve your place to attend this years event. There are limited spaces, so don’t wait!!! 

AWMAC Manufacturing Members If you have an Apprentice or an employee who has graduated in the last year, who would like to participate in this years Apprenticeship Contest, please contact AWMAC offices at There are limited spaces, so don’t wait!!!

All AWMAC Members are encouraged to join us on the day of the Apprenticeship Contest to show your support to these Woodworking Apprentices, discuss the industry and help with any technical questions they may have!! Pop in for a few minutes, you won’t regret it!!!!


AWMAC National Annual General Meeting – Thursday May 23 to Saturday May 25, 2019

Come Celebrate AWMAC’s 50th Anniversary in Victoria, British Columbia in 2019!!!

This is going to be the AGM to attend!! Mark your calendar now.

Registration is now open – visit:

Early Bird Pricing is Available until March 31, 2019, so don’t wait!!!

Book your space now before it is too late!!


AWMAC Ontario Annual Al Sparling Memorial Golf Tournament – Friday June 21, 2019

Save this date, as once again AWMAC Ontario will be hosting the Al Sparling Memorial Golf Tournament at Nobelton Lakes Golf & Country Club!! 

As many know this day is filled with great golf and fantastic food, all while enjoying the camaraderie of AWMAC Members and Guests!!

This year AWMAC Ontario will once again be hosting our Annual Golf Tournament at Nobleton Lakes Golf & Country Club on Friday June 21, 2019!!

Register before May 31, 2019 to receive Early Bird Registration, click here to complete the registration form. 

There are many sponsorship opportunities available – see registration form for a complete list.

We look forward to seeing you there!



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

Friday June 22, 2018: Annual Al Sparling Memorial Golf Tournament 

On Friday June 22nd, 2018, AWMAC Ontario held the Annual Al Sparling Memorial Golf Tournament, and what a fantastic event!!!!

This year Mother Nature co-operated beautifully, not too hot with a sun/cloud mix! The tournament was a huge success and one of the most attended in years!! All those who joined us for this fun, networking event had a great time, all while enjoying a beautiful course and delicious food… even if some of the drives were a little short!!! 

Thank you to all those who participated in this years event! And a huge thank you to Nobleton Lakes Golf & Country Club for once again hosting AWMAC Ontario. The staff, led by Jon Mozes, were great, providing professional customer service with a smile to all those who attended and food that was superb!!

This year AWMAC Ontario would like to congratulate the winning team, Ken Smith, Josh Pilo, Rob Nogas and Desmond Lee representing Hardwoods!!!

Additional Congratulations is to be given to the following for their most accurate golf shots:

Closest to the Pin: Nick Anastas, Archmill House
Longest Drive - Women: Anna Gallagher
Longest Drive - Men: Nick Anastas, Archmill House

AMWAC Ontario would also like to give a huge shout out to Shannon Gallagher and Jordan Caley for taking photos of all the teams, printing the photos and ensuring all attendees received a framed team photo!!!

As many may know, the AWMAC Ontario Golf Tournament raises funds for an AWMAC bursary in Al Sparlings Memory, which is donated to Colleges in Ontario that offer a woodworking program. The bursary is donated to a student that requires additional financial help with their education. This year Georgian College will receive this bursary! 

Thank you to all those who participated in the 50/50 Draw – all funds raised from this draw will be donated directly to the Al Sparling Bursary. A total of $820.00 was raised and the lucky winner Ian Rowe of Royal Woodworking/ Alexandria Moulding won $410.00!! 

For Photos of this Event, please visit our Photos Page.


AWMAC National AGM: Thursday May 31 – Saturday June 2, 2018

AWMAC Ontario would like to Thank AWMAC Northern Alberta for hosting a great National AGM this year in Edmonton!!!

At the National Annual General Meeting, Larry White, AWMAC’s National President and the National Board discussed the successes of this past year and what AWMAC Members can expect in the coming year. Please see the Board Meeting Minutes that will be distributed by National for the items discussed and future plans.

The social events were great fun, including an afternoon at The Rec Room where all those who participated were able to release their ‘inner child’ by play racing games, pool, shoot ‘em up games, bowling, axe throwing (this is not as easy as some make it look!!) and so much more!!! 

The tour of the Craft Breweries was one of the high lights for some of the guests, especially the tasting of the great beers that were sampled!

The dinner at the Art Gallery of Alberta was amazing!! Just as amazing was the hypnotist, who showed all the skeptics that hypnosis is real!!

To cap it all off was the President’s Gala. This was a beautiful event that started with cocktails over looking the Northern Saskatchewan River, which was followed by a superb meal of bison (for many) and ended with a great band!!!

As always, the food was wonderful, the company great fun and the connections we all made will last far longer than the few days we were together!! We look forward to seeing all those who attended the Edmonton AGM again next year and we encourage all those who missed the AGM this year to plan to attend next year…. You will not be disappointed!!!!


AWMAC Ontario Apprenticeship Contest – March 24, 2018

AWMAC Ontario held our Apprenticeship Contest on March 24th, 2018 at Georgian College in Barrie. 

This was once again an exciting day for Woodworking Students and first year graduates. There were participants from Conestoga College, Humber College and a graduate from Conestoga. 

CTV, Barrie even dropped in to film the event!!! 

This years AWMAC Ontario Apprenticeship Contestants were Wayland Versteegen, Caleb Perry, Bryden Medeiros, Jennifer Norman, Samantha Shannon, Heather Tye, Nicholas Downard, Josh Petrie and Tal Elyamkim.

AWMAC Ontario would like to send out our sincere gratitude to Georgian College for hosting this event and especially to Lynn MacKinlay, Jarrod Otterman and Pierre Valley for attending the event for the entire day and ensuring all ran smoothly!!!!

This year the AWMAC Ontario Apprenticeship Contest started very subdued and for the bulk of the day, the participants remained calm and confident all while working hard. Even near the end, when the time started running out fast, the participants remained focused, even as they picked up the pace!!! 

Finally, the end was announced, there was a general sigh of relief from the participants and the judging began.

AWMAC Ontario would like to Congratulate Caleb Perry of J. Sinke Wood Interiors for wining First Prize at this years AWMAC Ontario Apprenticeship Contest!!! 

Thank you to all our those who participated in this years AWMAC Ontario Apprenticeship Contest, there are a number of talented woodworkers studying at Ontario Colleges!!!

For Photos of this Event, please visit our Photos Page here.


AWMAC Ontario AGM & Awards Dinner - Thursday February 22nd, 2018:
Oakdale Golf & Country Club, 2388 Jane Street, Toronto
After a very positive and informative AGM, there was a Cocktail Reception, followed by the Annual Awards Dinner.

The Awards Dinner is always a great event where our Manufacturing Members showcase the various projects they have completed over the past year. And this year the projects were amazing!!! The judges had a hard time making final decisions!

AWMAC Ontario would like to Congratulate this years Winners!!

Projects up to $100,000 – M&K Contracting for Trinity College Archives. Architect: ERA Architects

Projects $100,001 - $250,000 – Woodlogix Interior for Marriot Courtyard & Convention Centre, Mississauga. Architect: SAI Architects

Projects Over $250,000 – Allwood Carpentry Manufacturing for Ernst & Young, Toronto WOTF. Architect: HOK Inc.

GIS Projects – DCL Woodworking for CIBC Mellon, Floors 5 – 10. Architect: WZMH Architects

Export Projects – Archmill House for Cayman Island Kimpton Condo. Architect: SB Architects

Institutional Projects – All Wood Fine Interiors for AGO South Entry. Architect: Hariri Pontarini Architects

Residential Projects – Archmill House for Riverbank Lofts - Building B. Architect: ABA Architects Inc.

Retail Projects – Allwood Carpentry Manufacturing for Sporting Life, Yorkdale Mall. Architect: Reich + Petch Architects.

Leed Projects – All Wood Fine Interiors for OMERS. Architect: Figure 3

To see photos of the AWMAC AGM & Awards Dinner, please visit the Photos section this website > Click Here

AWMAC Ontario would like to express our gratitude to Oakdale Golf & Country Club!! The food was fantastic and the staff were all professional and friendly!! Thank You to the staff at Oakdale for making this AWMAC event such as success!!