The Vision of the Regina Whittlers and Woodcarvers Club is to develop and maintain a fraternity of persons interested in all aspects of whittling and woodcarving.


The Vision of the Regina Whittlers and Woodcarvers Club:

To develop and maintain a fraternity of persons interested in all aspects of whittling and woodcarving.

To accomplish this Vision we have the following Objectives:

  • To provide advice and assistance on sculpture in wood and other media.
  • To arrange and/or assist in arranging training and seminars independently or in co-operation with others.
  • To share information on products and/or materials, availability, cost and location.
  • To hold regular meetings covering business aspect.
  • To encourage discount rates and special considerations at retail and wholesale outlets.
  • To encourage knowledge about and appreciation for carving through public displays, seminars, and exhibitions.

Meet a Member

Alex Tivas

Alex was born in 1933 in Estonia, and was raised and educated in Germany. He married Irene in 1955, and immigrated to Canada in 1956, where he spent the first 8 years in the gold mining district in north western Ontario.

Alex moved to Saskatchewan in 1964 to work as a mining contractor. In 1994 he retired from mining life. Alex and Irene thoroughly enjoy their retirement. Upon retirement, Alex attended many art classes and seminars offered by the Balkwell and Rosemont Art Centers, the University Extension and the University Senior’s Group. During this time he studied techniques in colour, composition and drawing. As well, he developed his skill with watercolour, oils, acrylic and pastels. It is, however, wood carving and the use of scratchboard that make Alex’s work unique. Alex’s interests and mediums are diverse. He paints still life, landscapes, portraits, and wildlife. He also loves carving birds and fish from wood.

He has won many awards for his paintings and carvings during Regina Buffalo Days “Saskart” competition and Saskatoon’s “Reflections of Nature” art competition. Participating in the “Prairie Canada Carving” competition in Winnipeg, he again won many ribbons. One of his paintings was chosen for the permanent collection of Lloydminster City Hall following an art competition to celebrate the opening of their new building. Participating in the 2005 Canadian Fish Carving competition, he again won second and third in the fresh water division. The Saskatchewan Science Centre commissioned Alex to carve two scenes for their “Wild Saskatchewan” exhibit.

Alex was an active member of the Brushworks Art Guild, Art Gallery of Regina, the Saskatchewan Wildlife Art Association and the Regina carvers Guild. He has participated in all shows of the Brushworks and South Shore Art Guilds as well as the Rosemont Guild shows.

The Elsie Scherle Gallery of Regina Beach exhibited his first solo show in 2005. He was also a main participant in the “Four Friends” show in 2003.


Current Officers of Regina Whittlers and Woodcarvers


Peter Dielschneider

Linda Anderson
Past -President



(Position Vacant) Vice - President


Herb Klassen


 Position Vacant Program Convener

Dale Wenman


Jack Bergen

Bill Dearborn


To contact any of the Exeuctive by email simply right-click on their names. They will be happy to respond to any questions about the Regina Whittlers and Woodcarvers.

Club Happenings

Next Meetings:

Regina Whittlers and Woodcarvers

Regular meetings are held at 7:00pm on the Second Thursday of the month. The odd numbered months are formal business meetings.

Sept. 14, 2017 Club Meeting
Oct. 12, 2017 Club Gathering
Nov. 9, 2017 Club Meeting
Dec. 14, 2017, Christmas Gathering

Neil Balkwill Centre,
Elphinstone St. Regina

Monthly Carving Nights

On the third Thursday of the month at the Neil Balkwill Centre, Elphinstone St. Regina at 7:00pm

Sept 21, 2017 Carving Project
Oct 19, 2017 Carving Project
Nov 16, 2017 Carving Project.

Project Blank Provided - Cost $5.00

Free Drop-In Carving

Wednesday Mornings

9:30am - Noon

Neil Balkwill Centre
Elphinstone St. Regina