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Soldier On Members Bring Home Handmade Woodworking Creations

On February 23-24, Soldier On hosted a successful creative event in Ottawa, ON. Creative aspirations revolved around woodworking as members focused on completing their own handmade cutting boards, which they were able to bring home to use!

Over the two-day event, Soldier On members in the National Capital Region gathered safely in line with regional COVID-19 protocols to learn the basics of woodworking and to create their cutting board from scratch under the tutelage of staff at KJP Select Hardwoods. 
Many of the participants at this event shared their thoughts: 
“This was a very fun workshop; I’ve learnt a lot,” expressed S1 Jordan Ilareguy, as he thanked Soldier On and KJP Select Hardwoods for the experience.
“This is the first social event for me in over a year and although anxiety provoking to go on day one, it was completely worth it! Thank you,” exclaimed Cpl (retired) Theresa Boucher.
“This activity taught me tips and tricks, and allowed me to experience what it was like creating all types of products from wood," says Sgt (retired) Richard Boutet.

“I had a great time making my first ever cutting board,” says MCpl (retired) Chris Payne. He created his product from padauk purpleheart, white limba, canary wood and polished it with KJP Select Hardwood’s own Honey Bee’s wood cream.

This event was part of a series of creative pilots designed to help members develop their creative aspirations as part of their adaptation and recovery, while interacting with peers of similar interests.

Soldier On thanks KJP Select Hardwoods for providing members such an enriching and fun experience.