On Sunday, September 10, the Riceville Wood and Forest Exhibition will take place in Riceville.

The event will offer booths and demonstrations from artisans, vendors, artists, and organizations for whom wood and the forest are a key source of income, creation, inspiration, recreation, health, and spiritual healing. Some highlighted demonstrations include acrobatic tree pruning, safety practices, and more.

Starting at 3 p.m., the exhibition will hold a market place auction for woodlot owners, artisans, and “do-it-yourselfers”. The event will offer a selection of local wood products, including boards, burls, carving blocks, as well as a few odds and ends for unique art concepts.

There will be a musical show with Eric Lasch and his RiverStone band, Louise Audette, Janet Shipley, and Steve Mah, as well as young local artists Michael Evans and Jazz Laforge-Rioux. Furthermore, the event will feature chainsaw carving by Paul Bruneau and paintings from Le Chenail Cultural Centre’s “The People’s Forest” exhibition.

The Fournier Scouts will be holding a mini-zoo with creative activities all day for kids.

Beer will be on sale starting at 11 a.m. as well as beverages from La Binerie de Plantagenet.

For the detailed program, visit www.boisesest.ca/wood&forest or the Boisés Est Facebook page, or contact Jean-Claude Havard by phone at 613-673-3089 or by email at [email protected]