A smaller than usual hullabaloo is being raised about this weekend’s speed carving event in Hope, B.C.
Wanting to ensure crowds don’t gather, Victor Smith with Communities in Bloom says the chainsaw carvers will be taking over the Memorial Park tennis courts and carving for an audience of under 50 people. The carvers will be hard at work from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday (Aug. 14 and 15).
A number of carvers will take part in the event, including the carver behind Hope’s soon-to-be-installed John Rambo carving – Edmontonian Ryan Villiers. His work will soon be unveiled – it will be the town’s newest carving and its first carving of the action hero from the film that put Hope and the rest of the Lower Mainland on the cinematic map.
Hand sanitizer will be on hand, and organizers will be ensuring people keep their distance using cones and ribbons set out Smith said. And please stay away from shaking hands with carvers, Victor reminded anyone who may want to get up close and personal with their favourite chainsaw carving artist.
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