Woodworking Workshop in Ottawa, ON

Soldier On will be partnering with KJP Select Hardwoods to host a woodworking workshop over two days on the 23-34 of February in Ottawa, ON.

Eight ill/injured serving or retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces will receive introductory instruction on woodworking and will leave the class with a finished cutting board ready for use. This creative workshop will assist in the continuation of a creative and healthy lifestyle.

This activity will bring together both serving and retired ill/injured CAF members, allowing participants to connect through peer support and encourage a creative lifestyle. The aim of this activity will be to be to introduce a variety of techniques to help participants learn the basics of woodworking while create a cutting board.

All supplies are included. No woodworking experience is required.

Participants will leave this two-day class with a finished cutting board ready for immediate use!

Participants will learn the glue-up process for cutting boards, clamping, learn how to flatten/plane, sand and shape their board. After the board is flattened, sanded, and routed; participants will apply finish with Honey Bee's Natural Wood Cream.

In the class, students can expect to use a planer, table saw, drum sander, router, palm sander and drill. All skill levels are welcome, but this class will move at a pace comfortable for a beginner making their first cutting board.

Assistance throughout the event will be provided courtesy of KJP Select Hardwoods.

The number of Soldier On participants is limited to eight.

Minimum eligibility criteria
Any serving member or veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) within one hour drive from the event location in the National Capital Region geographical area who acquired a permanent physical or mental health illness or injury while enrolled as a member of the CAF; whether attributable or not to service.

Serving Members
Medical clearance may be required by your chain of command.

Mental & Physical Requirements
Participants must be able to tolerate four hours of light-paced workshopping.

Participants will be joined with other ill/injured members and civilians, and therefore should be able to function in a social environment.

Nomination Forms must be received by Soldier On no later than the 12th of February 2021.
Express your interest here.

Soldier On events are planned in accordance with municipal, provincial, territorial and federal public health measures (PHM) and regulations as well as the Canadian Armed Forces health policy and guidelines. The health and safety of Soldier On participants and staff, PSP staff, and CAF TG personnel are paramount. While specific safety precautions for each event will depend on the scope, scale and location of the event, the utmost care will be undertaken to ensure the risk associated with the spread of COVID-19 is very low.

Specific precautions, rules, regulations and observances will be communicated to selected participants for this specific camp in due course, but all applicants must be prepared to:

  • Be familiar with, and adhere to current PHM regulations and guidance;
  • Complete the respective provincial / territorial or federal government COVID-19 self-assessment tool before attending the event;
  • Refrain from participating in a Soldier On event if they have tested positive for COVID-19, have come in contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 and/or are experiencing symptoms of the virus;
  • Practice physical distancing during activity, including the use of non-medical mask when appropriate;
  • Follow all safety precautions provided by Soldier On and its sport service providers;
  • Adhere to a stringent use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and perform rigorous hand hygiene;
  • Inform Soldier On immediately if you are not feeling well.

Soldier On, during the conduct of this activity, shall:

  • Ensure that the event is conducted following the current PHM regulations and guidelines of the location in question;
  • Ensure that all staff and participants are using PPE properly and following necessary protocols;
  • Soldier On will cease the event if participants do not respect any of the health and safety protocols that are in place;
  • Ensure PPE, hand sanitizer and disinfectant supplies are available and are being used;
  • Continue to monitor the further provincial lifting of or changes in restrictions which may affect their operations;
  • Track physical interactions (time/date/attendees/location) on physical activity log.

Confirmation details
The event OPI will confirm in writing with the participants selected for this activity. A joining instruction will be issued prior to event; ensuring applicants are authorized to participate IAW applicable policies & eligibility criteria.

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