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Our Christmas Toy Project
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2015
The Sunshine Coast Community Services Society in Sechelt on December 10th 2015 held the Christmas Toys and Gifts for Families Event. Several SW Guild members brought handcrafted wooden toys and gifts. A special lunch was given by the ladies of Community Services in appreciation to those guild members who contributed.   SEE ALBUM OF PICTURES
2005 - We made 80 toys with half going to the Elves Club and Half going to Community Services
To date we have 10 of our members who have signed up to be part of the Toy building crew. One of our sponsors, Sunshine Coast Home Building Centre
have donated literally hundreds of dollars worth of wood for the project.
 
 If there are any people out there that would like to donate any materials we will only say THANK YOU, THANK YOU.
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Brian Lucas 2006 Xmas Toys and Tom Hourigans 2006 Xmas Toys

Christmas Toys presented to Community Services on December the 5th 2006

Our Building Crew - 2006
Don Ewald
Ken Goddard

Gord Harris
Tom Hourigan
Brian Lucas
Hugh Monroe
Keith Stevens
Ken Walker


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2008 - the Toy presentation to the Sunshine Coast Community Services for distribution.
We presented them with 94 wooden toys that had been created by our Toy Makers
This year we had ten members in our production crew.
They were Ed Auld, Brian Lucas Keith Stevens,Ken Walker, Marshall Mitchell, Tom Hourigan,Ken Goddard, Heinz Tigges, Ken Karaloff, Eldy Gandy

2007 - Toys for Kids
What happens when a corporation donates money to a group of woodworkers?  It results in a lot of handcrafted toys for children.  Earlier this year Construction Aggregates donated $1,000 to the Suncoast Woodcrafters Guild.  This money would go towards the purchase of materials for the Toy Group.  These toys would then be donated to the Sunshine Coast Community Services for distribution to families in need.
On December 10, 2007 the toy makers met with Chuck Cookney, Assistant Mine Manager at Construction Aggregates and Vicky Dobbyn of the Sunshine Coast Community Services.  One hundred toys had been crafted by the members of the toy group.  Ms Dobbyn gratefully accepted the gift and gave a sincere thanks to the members who made these toys.  She also thanked Construction Aggregates for contributing the money towards the materials.  Mr. Cookney in turn thanked the Suncoast Woodcrafters for their great work and said it was very rewarding to see a corporate donation so well spent. 

A special thank you from the Suncoast Woodcrafters Guild goes to the members of the toy group: Ken Walker - Chairman of the toy group, Ed Auld, Dave Beauchesne, Ken Goddard, Tom Hourigan, Brian Lucas, Keith Stevens  and Heinz Tigges.

The attached picture shows the toys at the presentation.  From left to right:  Heinz Tigges, Ken Goddard, Vicky Dobbyn, Ken Walker, Tom Hourigan, Chuck Cookney, Brian Lucas, Keith Stevens
Suncoast Woodcrafters Guild presented more than 150 special hand-crafted wooden toys to Sunshine Coast Community Services Society for distribution through their North Pole Project to families in need. Materials for the toys were purchased through a generous grant from Sunshine Coast Regional District, big-hearted donations from Lehigh Materials (CAL) and Sunshine Coast Community Forest, plus a portion of Woodcrafters dues. On hand for the presentation were Vicki Dobbyn, Dianne Evans, Carolyn Clarke from Community Services and Dave Lasser from Sunshine Coast Community Forest.
2010 - Woodcrafters Elves Donate Toys
In keeping with the holiday spirit, members of the Suncoast Woodcrafters Guild presented more than 150 quality hand-crafted wooden toys to Sunshine Community Services for distribution through their North Pole Project to families in need. Some materials were purchased through a generous donation from Construction Aggregates, a generous grant from the Sunshine Coast Regional District, plus a portion of Woodcrafters membership dues goes to support this program. The local Community Forest organization donated wood material to the Woodcrafters for this project. On hand for the presentation were Vicki Dobbyn from Community Services and Laura Dixon from Construction Aggregates.

2011
2012
WOODCRAFTERS DONATE TOYS: An annual tradition and in keeping with the holiday spirit, members of the Suncoast Woodcrafters Guild presented more than a 100 special hand-crafted wooden toys to Sunshine Coast Community Services Society for distribution through their North Pole Project for area disadvantaged children. A special thank you for the generous grant from Sunshine Coast Regional District, big-hearted donations from Lehigh Materials and Sunshine Coast Community Forest, plus a portion of Woodcrafters' membership dues made it possible to purchase materials to build these toys. Committee chair, Ken Walker said, "With wooden toys, children create their own world, they use their imagination, that is why we keep making toys". On hand for the presentation were Vicki Dobbin, Kelly Foley from Community Services and Laura Dixon from Lehigh
 
Thank you very much for your support to the SCWC Guild
The Members do value your service
Cheers and have a great holliday.
See you in the New Year.

2013
2014
An Album - Some of the Toys  Made for 2005 - Click Here
The toys are made of pine, cedar and oak. The finish will be a stain or tung oil.
2016
SW Guild 2016 Toys and Gifts for Families Event

This year the Suncoast Woodcrafters Guild members were very generous with their time, building quality and unique toys & gifts, donating them to Sunshine Coast Community Services for distribution through their North Pole Project to families in need.  For the purchase of materials, a very special thank you for the generous grant from Sunshine Coast Regional District, big-hearted donations from Lehigh Materials and Sunshine Coast Community Forest for making this possible to the extent this Guild project has developed to.

Thank you to the ladies of Community Services in appreciation to the guild members who contributed, and Ken Walker who coordinated the Guild's efforts.
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