/Vancouver Island Wood Network
What started as an informal gathering of a Wood-First-Wednesday event in Victoria at Craft Brewery, coordinated with the help of Donna Shaw of Live Edge Design, and Mike Randall has evolved into something more. This first event in early much proved that there was an eagerness to create a platform on Vancouver Island for wood professionals to connect. Vancouver Island has a large number of shops, artisans, suppliers and manufacturers, but is missing the events and opportunities where these people can connect on the island. Many of them have to make their way to Vancouver for events such as IDS and Buildex to interact with other professionals. With the initiative of Marc deMontigny of Toolpath Design, the follow-up event took place at their shop with a gathering of 25 people.
To stay in touch with this group and activities on Vancouver Island you can join the WhatsApp group via this link https://chat.whatsapp.com/LUxJf09cXwh6SikSGKbnxl
Tour of Creative Woodcraft
The next event will take place on May 3rd at Creative Woodcraft, with a pre-networking event at the Cobblestone Pub, which is minutes from the shop. Creative Woodcraft has made some new upgrades over the past number of years which include an automated finished line and a new robot that was just setup and in operation this month.
5:45 - 6:45 - Meet at the Cobblestone Pub - 3566 Holland Ave, Cobble Hill
7:00 - 8:30 - Tour @ Creative Woodcraft - Creative Woodcraft, 1340 Fisher Road, Cobble Hill
Creative Woodcraft was established more than 30 years ago in Cobble Hill BC. It started out as a shared passion between two entrepreneurs, operating out of a basement, and is now one of the most reputable shops on Vancouver Island.
Since 1985, the company has seen steady growth and several key innovations have been added. We are using state-of-the-art design software for all our drafting & cutlists and have added a new CNC router for cutting and drilling our cabinet parts. This technology allows for minimal waste and precision, resulting in top-quality product at an affordable price.
With over 11,000 square feet of shop space, and over 35 employees, we are able to take on small & large jobs with focus on custom manufacturing, quality construction, personalized service & customer satisfaction.