Upcoming Events

2021 Kootenay Blacksmith Association Fall Conference

The 2021 fall conference will include the association’s Annual General Meeting as we were unable to meet in the spring due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Fall Conference Details

Demonstration: This year the demonstrator will be Troy Flanders of Flanders Forge, based in Wasa, BC. The demonstration will be focused on discussing techniques and processes instead of forging. Attendees are encouraged to bring notebooks and lots of questions.
Venue: Doug Newell’s shop in Canyon, BC. Directions are included in the fall conference PDF below.
Date: September 11 and 12
Saturday, September 11
9am to noon: Knife making discussion and showcase of Troy’s work
Noon to 1pm: Lunch (bring bagged or buy at local cafes)
1pm – 3:30pm: Further discussion of the bladesmithing trade
4pm: Annual General Meeting
5pm or so: BYO BBQ (bring food to grill; KBA provides condiments, salad and the grill to cook on)
Auction: live auction after dinner
Sunday, September 12
9am to noon: hammer-in; knife blanks or other ironwork. Bring eye and ear protection!
To sign up for this event, please download the 2021 KBA Fall Conference PDF, and email info@kootenay-blacksmiths.ca with your details. Alternatively, you can print out the form, fill it out and bring it to the conference sign-in Saturday morning.
For directions to the event location, recommended places to stay please refer to our 2021 fall conference PDF.