Wood for Schools

The Vancouver Island Woodworkers Guild has just completed another delivery of wood to local schools in the Greater Victoria area as part of the Wood for Schools Program.

Paul Beltgens, owner and president of Jemico Enterprises, donated approximately 1000 bft of fir and maple.   Guild members delivered this wood to Edward Milne High School, Belmont High School, Victoria High School, Claremont High School, Stelly’s High School and Glanford Middle School. The additional fir and maple will allow students make larger items such as tables and desks.

Thank you to Paul and Jemico Enterprises for your generosity and continued support of VIWG and our schools.  

Below are copies of emails that were sent to Wayne Holmes from some of the schools indicating their appreciation for this generous donation of wood.


“Hi Wayne,

Many thanks once again to you and the Woodworkers Guild for your efforts in supplying us with wood for our Woodworking program. In these times of skinny budgets, it’s a great help in making it possible for students to learn skills by building significant projects. Please also pass along my sincere thanks to the gentleman who so kindly donated the material.

Best regards,

Bert Haupt  

Wood Technology Teacher

Belmont Secondary School”


“A HUGE thank you from Stellys wood shop.  The wood is beautiful and will be useful for many student projects.  I really appreciate your time and effort both in sourcing the wood and then delivering it to us to boot.  Thank you and all of your members for making this happen.

Patrick Weston

Stellys Wood Shop”


“Hi Wayne,

Thanks again for the wood.  It will really come in handy in the future. 

Thanks again,

Jeremy O’Shea

Edward Milne High School”

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