Canadian Wildlife Carving Championships Held in Midland Ontario

Canadian Wildlife Carving Championships are being held in Midland Ontario at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre. Located close to Georgian Bay Midland the Wye Marsh is a 90 min. drive north of Toronto.

Midland, Ontario (PRWEB) September 10, 2006 — The 21st Canadian Wildlife Wood Carving Championships are taking place the weekend of September 16-17. Visitors will see the best Canadian carvers compete for $8,500 worth of carved prizes donated by several partners including a Pair of American Goldfinches w/habitat $700 (The Co-operators), Miniature Green Heron $500 (Wye Marsh), Meadowlark w/habitat $500 (Midland Home Building Centre), Male Bohemian Waxwing w/habitat $700 (Canadian Tire Midland), Pair of Chestnut-sided Warblers w/habitat $1,000 (Mrs. Carol Fazackerley).

Visitors will be amazed at the life-like quality of the carvings by many of Canada’s finest wood carvers and will have the opportunity to see carving in progress and talk to the artists about their techniques and favorite species. The event is sponsored by the Wye Marsh Association of Woodcarvers and the Canadian Custom Packaging Company.

Wye Marsh Rhythms Folk Fall Festival 2006 also takes place the weekend of September 16-17, in conjunction with the Canadian Wood Carving Championship. The weekend is an opportunity for families to get out and experience the fall colors in the Wye Valley with some good music, food and many family events for both the kids and adults. The admission price of $10 per person includes fun activities such as free canoe rides through the channels of the Marsh, children’s crafts, Birds of Prey show, on site camping (additional fee), scope spotting contest, dip-netting, and geo-caching. Family rates available.

Fall colors in the Wye Valley will be in full splendor within the next 10 days as the sumacs start their transformation into deep reds, followed by maple leaves with their palette of gold, yellows, red and mauves. The Wye Marsh is an excellent starting point with a fall colors guided hike accompanied by a Wye Marsh naturalist. Fall color hikes start on Monday, September 11 at 1 p.m. and run each day through to the middle of October. The hikes are included in the admission price. Fall guided canoe eco-tours will continue on weekends or when a minimum group of five or more is available, however there is an extra charge.

The Wye Marsh has many more events taking place this fall including Mothers and Tots programs every Friday, a full moon nature walk, and backyard birding. Click here for the September Events Calendar

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