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Windsor Plywood Vancouver Donates Materials to the Small Talk Plywood Cup Fundraiser

The Windsor Plywood Vancouver store has donated materials to the annual Small Talk Plywood Cup held on Saturday, June 16th, 2018.

Dozens of amateur boat builders will be attending the one day event at Granville Island to compete in the race.

The teams will have 90 minutes to build a single-person boat from plywood and travel across approximately 300 metres of False Creek as part of the fundraiser for Small Talk B.C., a language therapy centre for young children.

HOW YOU PARTICIPATE
Your involvement in this fundraiser would make a significant difference.  This is how you can participate:
  • Register your Corporate Team in the race and get pledges.  The Plywood Cup goes to the team with the most pledges raised.  (Registration fee: $500.00)
  • Donate money (via cheque payable to Small Talk, paypal or cash)
  • Volunteer your time for helping out before, during and after the event.
  • Join us the day of the event and cheer on the teams.

Go to Small Talk BC website for more details and race schedule.

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Windsor Plywood Gingerbread House Wins Contest and Donates Funds Back to Charity

img_0110Windsor Plywood Cranbrook has claimed first prize in the Gingerbread House contest for the local Boys and Girls Club.

Owner Steve has donated the entire $500 prize back to the Boys and Girls Club charity.

An additional $140 was also raised at an auction for the actual gingerbread house. It measures 3 feet by 4 feet and is made from 3 gallons of icing, Baltic Birch plywood framing, gingerbread logs, real rocks, plenty of candy and required 10 hours of work.

It was a great chance to give back to the community and put some smiles on kids’ faces.

Windsor Plywood plans on being a sponsor at next year’s event and will also provide small gingerbread houses for children to assemble.

The contest garnered 30 entries, 40 gift baskets and 12 decorated trees which were sold at auction and silent bids. Over $7000 was raised and lots of fun was had!
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Windsor Plywood Donates Materials to the Small Talk Plywood Cup

The following pictures were shared from the Windsor Plywood Vancouver.  The parts of the story were sourced from www.cbc.ca website.

 

Windsor Plywood donated materials to the annual Small Talk Plywood Cup held on June 18th, 2016. Dozens of amateur boat builders gathered at Granville Island on Saturday afternoon to race in the fundraising event.

Seven teams of four had 90 minutes to build a single-person boat from plywood to travel across approximately 300 metres of False Creek as part of the fundraiser for Small Talk B.C., a language therapy centre for young children.

In addition to time constraints, the teams had limited tools to build their boats.

They were supplied with:

  • two large sheets of plywood
  • a rod of lumber
  • one roll of duct tape
  • one bag of nails
  • a small handsaw
  • a hammer
  • yardstick
  • a safety cutter
  • one pencil

The next race takes place on June 17th, 2017

The original story can be found at this link.

 

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Person-in_plywood_boatKelly Anderson

Sapele Table Set

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Sapele Table Set

Location: Bellingham, Washington

Windsor Store: Bellingham

Description: Table set auctioned off for charity to support the Whatcom County Boys & Girls Club made with wood donated by Windsor Plywood’s Bellingham store. Built by a dedicated local group of woodworkers that donate their time to create projects for charity. Congrats to Dale Brandland, Dave McEachran, Deane Sandell, Mac Setter and Ron Peterson.

Want to learn more? Click on the link Sapele Finishing Lumber

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