The FVWG meets in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. (British Columbia is the most western province of Canada.)

Meetings are at 6:30 pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month (except July and August)

Location: Robert Bateman Secondary – Wood Shop
35045 Exbury Ave., Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
(Take Laburnum Ave from Old Clayburn Rd)

Click here for map to our meetings

Membership ranges from novice to expert in the craft. Membership fees are forty dollars Canadian per year. No meetings are scheduled in July or August.

All visitors are welcome so come and join us at a meeting.

Fraser Valley Woodturners Guild Members December 2011The meetings are relaxed and informal with featured guest instructors, videos, “show & tell”, ad hoc competitions and quite a bit of idea sharing. Skilled demonstrators and informative articles are always welcome.

If this piques your interest, e-mail one of the executive or attend a meeting first then you’ll definitely want to become a member. Everyone learns something at the meetings and has fun in the process.

If you have any further questions about the Fraser Valley Woodturners Guild please use the Contacts page. We encourage e-mail or comments from anyone interested in finding out more.

11 Responses to Membership

  1. Craig Adams says:


    I am a novice/rookie in the wood turning, how do you go about joining the guild?



  2. DB says:

    Hi Craig:

    Our first meeting of the new season is this Thursday night, Sept 8th at 7 PM.

    Check out the Upcoming Events or Events Calendar for all the details.


  3. DB says:

    Hi Peter:

    Just send all the details of your wood for sale, location and how you wish to be contacted to me; and a pic if you have one, and I will get the post up.

    Free wood will post for free. If you are selling, you need to be a FVWG guild member or a sponsor, of course.



  4. Rob says:

    Hi, I’m not a member of the Guild yet but hopefully can attend the next meeting in Feb. Just wanted to know if I can/how post a wanted add as am looking for a chuck and jaws (have Shop Smith with 5/8″ keyway head shaft) that will hold the bottom of a bowl and will also hold the butt end of a pool cue….methinks I need something like a “Nova” chuck and jaws. Hoping to find a used one.

  5. Elwyn Jones says:

    Who do I phone to become a memeber?

  6. DB says:

    Hi Elwyn:
    It is good to hear from another turner.
    There’s not really anywhere to phone.
    May I suggest you come to our next monthy Guiid meeting on April 10th at Robert Bateman Secondary.
    Click here to see some April details.

    Come out to see and meet the group. Then decide to join up if you like.

    regards, Derek

  7. Edward H Grenfell says:

    I’m new to the area. I started a new hobby in wood carving. I would like to know if your group is what I’m looking for. I need some instructions and guidance.


  8. Syd Sellers says:

    I am in need of some info re your guild, do you allow members from out of town. I live in West Kelowna and there is no guild here. I am an active woodturner who wants to sell what I make and I like to pass on what I know to a few students each year.
    Can your guild help me keep going forward????

  9. DB says:

    We sure do, Syd.
    Where are you based?

  10. Syd Sellers says:

    DB, I am located in West Kelowna,BC. The turners here are not interested in a group but they also don’t have any Insurence. I like to teach summer classes therefore I need liability Insurence, does FVWT have group Insurence for instructors?
    Please advise.

  11. DB says:

    Hi Syd:
    Although we welcome distant members, our liability insurance is for guild members at guild organized or sanctioned events in our area. Our demonstrators must also become accredited. You can find our process here:
    May I suggest looking into what the AAW offers.

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