Organizers of Canada Woodworking west, held October 7 and 8 at Tradex in Abbotsford, BC, are hailing the show as a success. The show was geared to secondary woodworkers in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. “By all accounts, it was a great first show with positive feedback from both exhibitors and show visitors,” said show manager Mike Neeb. “Overall, our team was very pleased with how well it was received in western Canada, building on the direct success we’ve had with Canada Woodworking East in Montreal.” He added that attendance at the educational seminar series exceeded all expectations and confirmed the notion that secondary woodworkers in Western Canada were ready to fully participate in and take advantage of a regional learning opportunity. “I would like to thank AWMAC–BC, the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing – UBC, the Wood Manufacturing Council and FPinnovations for their support and sponsorship of the seminar series,” Neeb said. The next edition of Canada Woodworking West will take place in 2017.