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AWMAC Ontario presents Al Sparling Bursary to Georgian
January 24, 2019

Georgian was the recipient of this year’s Al Sparling Memorial Bursary for $1,000, presented by AWMAC (Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada) Ontario.

The bursary is given each year to a college woodworking program to promote woodworking, encourage the next generation of woodworkers and in recognition of the college’s dedication to woodworking education.

AWMAC Ontario supports a number of colleges and each year the bursary is given to a different college.

The college that hosts the AWMAC Ontario Apprenticeship Contest each year receives the bursary distribution. Georgian hosted the competition last March.

The cheque was accepted by Lynn MacKinlay, lead professor, Cabinetmaking Techniques program.

As part of the presentation, AWMAC talked about opportunities for students to participate in the Student Standards Questionnaire is based on AWMAC’s quality standards manual NAAWS.

In addition, students were encouraged to participate in the 2019 apprenticeship contest to be held at Conestoga College on Saturday, March 23.

This is another great opportunity for students to come together, network with other students and show off their woodworking skills. A number of AMWAC members will also attend the event to welcome students.

a tall man in a dark coat presents a cheque to a grey-haired woman in a green t-shirt. They are shaking hands.
AWMAC Ontario Vice President and Woodworking Canada publisher Bert Kleiser presents a $1,000 cheque to Georgian professor Lynn MacKinlay.