Welcome to the Dry Stone Walling Association of Canada
The Dry Stone Walling Association of Canada is a not for profit association of professional and amateur wallers that promote the art, craft and science of dry stone walling and dry stone features in Canada. The aesthetic appeal and natural beauty of stone creates a wonderful accent to any landscape, urban and rural, and the association intends to increase awareness to the general public of the advantages and possibilities of working with stone.
By building relationships across Canada with like-minded individuals and groups the association hopes to assist in the development of a truly unified Canadian dry stone community. In support of this philosophy, the association will also be providing opportunities for training and education to enhance and develop the skills of the trade.
Alton Mill, Alton Ontario
Dry Stone Walling Festival and AGM - October 10th and 11th, 2014
Presented by Alton Mill and the Dry Stone Walling Association of Canada
Our annual walling festival was held on October 10th and 11th (Friday and Saturday) of the Thanksgiving Weekend at the Alton Mill in Alton Ontario. We built four structures: a pair of walls along the parking area (the student workshop); a bench by the river; two rounded walls at the main entrance that will be used to set the new Alton Mill Welcome sign; and a 7' high feature wall that has a slate insert. Thanks to all that participated!
We also had our Annual General Meeting. Along with the annual updates on finances and committees we also elected 3 new directors. The new directors replaced our outgoing president Carlan Stants and two other directors Evan Oxland and Sean Donnelly.
Thank You to Evan and Sean for all of your work.
Carlan is now in the position of Past President and is still a vital member of our association.
The new directors are Andre Lemieux and John Bland. The third position was filled , but then this new director needed to step away. So we are in the process finding a replacement director.
Our list of directors and their positions are as follows:
Andre Lemieux - President
Eric Landman - Vice President
John Bland - Secretary
Menno Braam - Ombudsman
Bill Jeffers - Treasurer/Registrar
The following are events hosted or supported by the Dry Stone Walling Association of Canada:
No more events are scheduled for 2014.
For 2015, we are planning for another workshop at Ferris Provincial Park (likely in August) and possibly two workshops at Amherst island (dates to be determined).
To register (student workshop or member attendee), and for more information please visit our Events page.