One of the Brant Wildlife Festival’s showcase events, the Pacific Brant Carving and Art Show, takes place this weekend at the Community Centre in Parksville.
Running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, the show includes a competition that will see hundreds of dollars awarded.
Woodcarving competitions for bird decoys, endangered species (the Burrowing Owl this year), wildlife in general, and of course, Best Brant, will take place. The show also includes a woodturning competition.
With various skill levels available, people from age 11 and beyond can compete and show their work.
Other B.C. wildlife artists and photographers often host booths as well.
This is the second year since the competition’s return to Parksville. One of the festival’s feature events since its beginning in 1991, the competition went south to Victoria and Sidney from 2011 to 2015.
Admission is $5 per person.
For more information, go to thebrant.ca.
— NEWS Staff