The DSWAC Acknowledgment of Achievement Competition for 2011
Dry Stone Walling Across Canada is pleased to announce the winners of the fourth annual DSWAC dry stone walling 'Dryscaping' competition and to continue showcasing quality dry stone work in Canada.
The DSWAC Acknowledgment of Achievement Winner for 2010
Sam Bauman was awarded the Canadian Dryscaping Award prize this year for best Dry Stone Sculpture - for his 'floating teardrop'
The DSWAC Acknowledgment of Achievement Winner for 2009.
In the Best Canadian Dry Stone Installation Creating a Fireplace, Fire pit or BBQ Category
The first ever, dry stone outdoor 'fireplace' contest was held by the DSWAC to encourage the building of interesting dry stone structures designed to be used for cooking and warmth.
Stephen Nevin of Oakville, Ontario won the first prize for his entry shown here, for 'Best Dry Stone Installation Creating a Fireplace, Firepit or BBQ'.
Stephen was notified of his winning the contest while attending the lectures and presentations on the Sunday night of the 3-day Dry Stone Wall Festival in Grand Valley Ontario in October 2009 on the Canadian Thanksgiving. Stephen received 500 dollars.
The DSWAC Acknowledgment of Achievement Winners for 2008.
The Dry Stone Walling Across Canada was pleased to announce the winners of the DSWAC Acknowledgment of Achievement Program for 2008. Three awards were presented at the 2008 Northumberland Dry Stone Wall Festival in Cobourg, Ontario to honour outstanding Canadian dry stone workmanship in three categories
- Professional dry stone wall (not a retaining wall)
- Dry stone wall (built predominately by one non-professional)
- Group project (wall or garden structure built by Canadian wallers of any status)
Work which was considered for 2008 had to be work started in Canada in 2007 and completed by September 2008 at the latest.
This year's winners of the DSWAC achievement program were:
- The Professional Dry Stone Wall Prize has been awarded to John Scott (instructor at Algonquin College) for his excellent dry stone wall work at a private property near Burritt's Rapids, just south of Ottawa on the Rideau River
- Any Dry Stone Wall (built by any group of individuals, professional of non-professional) was awarded to Reid Snow who also accepted the award on behalf of Marilyn and Darryl Spencer and Bob Waller who worked on this charity fundraiser project near Orangeville, Ontario.
- The Non-Professional Wall prize has been awarded to Brandon Spearing for his beautiful dry stone fire-pit constructed at his parents' farm near Bethany, Ontario.
Special mention should be given to Tom Jackson for his work with two young offenders at Brookside in Cobourg on this elegant dry stone wall built last year at the main entrance.