Toymaking for Denny Carr Secret Santa
In 2000, members of the Guild started making toys for the Denny Carr Secret Santa Campaign. The Secret Santa activities have been around in Saskatoon for some time, and in the first year of participation, members donated approximately 185 toys. These toys (among others) are distributed by members of the Denny Carr Secret Santa organization, in conjunction with the Salvation Army. The Guild library houses a number of books from which members get patterns or ideas from. Materials come from donated resources, with shop equipment and time all being volunteer. This is a rewarding experience for all those involved. Donations for this cause are welcome. For information, contact our Community Liaison Director (see Contact menu).
Woodworking with Youth
Members of the Guild regularily and individually participate in programs involving youths. Guild members have in the past and currently, been involved with the following:
Yarrow Youth Farm - This facility is set up to assist 'at risk' youth in the community. Members of the Guild had been involved in a weekly program to teach skills to the attendees at this facility in Saskatoon.
Saskatoon Area Schools - Several schools in Saskatoon and area have invited members of the Guild to assist in the Industrial Arts programs. Members involved taught specific skills such as carving for an afternoon to students.
Guides and Scouts - Some of our members open their shops, and provide time for some Scout groups. Shown below are Garry Jabusch, with some Guide pathfinders building squirrel feeders, and Paul Perron with the Eastview 40th Beavers, who were introduced to some basic woodworking techniques such as carving, scrolling and bandsaw work