OVR Park Development in Carleton Place

Written by Carleton Place Town Hall Friday, October 13, 2017

​Conceptual drawings for the proposed OVR community parkland space beside CCWG in Carleton Place, ON

Carleton Place Town Hall
Published on 13 Oct 2017
If you have driven past the OWFC, OPP & CCWG buildings lately you may have noticed work beginning along the abandoned rail line between Moore and Coleman Street. This is the preliminary grading and drainage work for what will become a parkland space that can be enjoyed by the whole community.
This video illustrates the conceptual plans for the area. A request for funding for this project has been made as part of the 2018 budgeting process. If approved, work on the project will begin in early 2018 and the expectation is that the park will be open for public use in 2019 which will coincide with the Town’s 200th Anniversary.



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Manitoba Wool Judging Course

Written by CCWG Monday, September 18, 2017

Wool Judging Course, Level 1 

Part 1 of a 2-part certification program
September 14-15, 2017  Red River Exhibition Park, 3977 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Manitoba Fibre Festival is please to announce that we are hosting a wool judging course in September, just before the Festival. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to learn more about the qualities of wool -- anyone who raises sheep, sells fleeces, or works with wool. 

MB wool judging course participants for 2017

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Manitoba Fibrefest Fleece Competition

Written by CCWG Monday, September 18, 2017

Manitoba Fibrefest Fleece Competition

September 15 - 16, 2017
Judge – Val Fiddler, Webb, SK

Grand Champion

G. Oliver – Wensleydale Coloured

Reserve Champion 

G. Oliver – Romney x Polypay – White

Fine Wool White

1. Brian Greaves, Miniota, MB – Ile de France x Polypay
2. Brian Greaves, Miniota, MB – Ile de France x Polypay
3. Brian Greaves, Miniota, MB – Ile de France x Polypay

Longwool White

1. G. Oliver, Carberry, MB – Romney x Polypay
2. G. Oliver, Carberry, MB – Wensleydale x Polypay
3. G. Oliver, Carberry, MB – Cotswold x Cotswold / Suffolk

Longwool Coloured

1. G. Oliver, Carberry, MB – Wensleydale
2. G. Oliver, Carberry, MB – Wensleydale x Romney/Texel

Specialty White

1. Tammy Ivanco – Shetland

Specialty Coloured

1. Linda Glowacki, Beasejour, MB – Shetland
2. Linda Glowacki, Beausejour, MB – Shetland
3. Linda Glowacki,...

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Doors Open in Carleton Place 2017

Written by CCWG Monday, September 11, 2017

Doors Open Carleton Place

On Sept 16 & 17th CCWG is participating in the Doors Open Ontario.

Guided tours are available from 11:30am to 2pm of the wool grading facility and warehouse.

CCWG occupies what was once the round house and machine shops for the CPR. when used by the CPR from 1890-1939, as many as 200 men were employed in this building. It was a serious loss to the town when the whole operation was moved to Smiths Falls, ON in 1939.

In the fall of 1940, the round house was once again open when the 'wool growers' moved in. After a massive clean up CCWG was in business. 

Click here for a complete history of CCWG 

Doors Open Carleton Place, ON at CCWG


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Hiring: General Manager of the Canadian Sheep Breeders’ Association (CSBA)

Written by CSBA Friday, September 1, 2017

Hiring:  General Manager of the Canadian Sheep Breeders’ Association (CSBA)

Reporting directly to the President, the General Manager is responsible for carrying out the affairs of the CSBA.  The CSBA is a national non-profit association of over 1200 breeders of purebred sheep across Canada. Operated by 11 directors who are elected by the membership, the CSBA is dedicated to working on behalf of sheep breeders across the country. Recent CSBA activities include genetic evaluation, the annual, national All Canada Sheep Classic show and sale, health program development, national and international market promotion and policy development. 

This flexible, home-based, part-time position can be based anywhere in Canada and is offered initially with a contract for 2 years, with the possibility of extension after that term. For the full job description and application process, please visit the CSBA’s website at www.sheepbreeders.ca.

4H members info night

Written by CCWG Thursday, August 3, 2017

CCWG Wingham Wool Depot hosted an information evening for the local 4H members.

Over 45 4H members and their parents spent the evening learning different aspects of the wool industry in Canada from care of the animals to producing the best fleece possible, shearing techniques, wool skirting to wool grading.

It was an informative night for the next generation of sheep farmers. 

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