Mike McGlynn was the victim of a tragic woodlot workplace accident in December 2012. His spirit lives on in this amazing event that is everything wood from the tree to the finished product!
Sept 13, 2014 marked the 2nd annual Mike McGlynn memorial event that took place at the Wingham Community Centre. See details via this link: www.mikemcglynnmemorial.ca
This event is driven to increase awareness in young people and the public about the opportunities to work in the wood industry in the region.
A wide variety of activities at the event included wood cutting demonstrations, woodworking project competitions, product and equipment demonstrations, auctions, a dance, a pie eating contest, birds of prey demonstrations, jugglers, comedians, and much more!
The BWA participated with a booth and solicited the help of the Georgian College and Sepp Gmeiner of Lignum Consulting to assist with judging the high school woodworking project competition.
This event promises to grow even bigger next year! Please keep an eye open for opportunities for you and your organization/company to participate in various ways!