Chris Sparrow sketches in his cut marks on Bear Warrior during last week's Transformations on the Shore carving contest.

TRANSFORMATIONS ON THE SHORE 2012

Another successful carving competition is attracting a steady stream of admirers at Frank James Park in Willow Point

Another successful carving competition is attracting a steady stream of admirers at Frank James Park in Willow Point. The annual carving festival produced another crop of brilliant works of art and another crew of winners in four categories as well as trophies for Carver’s Choice and People’s Choice.

The big winner was Dan Ritchie’s Odin which won first in the professional category and was named Carvers’ Choice and People’s Choice.

Second place in the Professional category went to Jerry and Deb Strelioff for their carving Soaring Eagle. Third place went to Junior Henderson and Shaman Shaker.

The Pick of the Park raffle was won by Karl and Dianne Sebastians who chose the Strelioffs’ Soaring Eagle.

Winners in the other categories are:

Novice: 1st – Garnet Underwood; 2nd – Mandy Chalmers (Hooter).

Amateur: 1st – Brigitte Lochhead (Cut From Life); 2nd – Oscar Moria (Baby Blue and Friends); 3rd – Tori Sewid (Campbell River Tyee Not Native Halibut).

Semi-Pro: 1st – Chris Sparrow (Bear Warrior); 2nd –Bob Hayhurst (Looking for a Mid-Knight Snack); 3rd – John Lavell (Spawn).