In 1978, after the first International Carving Competition at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto, about a dozen or so carvers led by the late Norman Tarver came together and decided to form a carving club. This was the beginning of the Ontario Wood Carvers Association. After that first meeting Norman issued a two page newsletter. That newsletter was the beginning of the Ontario Woodcarver Magazine.
The two page newsletter slowly grew over time and by our 30th anniversary had become a full colour edition. In 2011, the magazine format was changed into that which we all enjoy today. We are proud to have all issues in our archive – a wonderful reflection of the past decades.
Beginning with issue # 268, Winter 2013, an on-line version of the magazine was created. When you become a member of OWCA, you are able to access the Member’s Only section on the Home Page where you can read the complete magazine on-line and access past editions.