Danny’s Apprenticeship Year 3

November 28, 2013 West Wind CompanyStaff

Did you know Jan is sponsoring Danny Schaftlein – our Milling Manager – for his Joinery apprenticeship?  He has just completed his 3rd year at BCIT and found this year’s general focus to be on production methods, curved millwork, and drafting with AutoCAD.  His personal project was a mirror frame incorporating laminated and solids curved parts.  Can hardly wait to see the finished mirror once the glass is installed.  He has maintained a 95% average over the past 3-years.  We are very proud of him!!

He spent more time home on the weekends this year and became up close and personal with the BC Ferry schedule….or lack thereof ;-)  He did say that there were more apprentices representing Victoria this year.  Nice to see.


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Corporate Camp-Out 2013!

July 19, 2013 West Wind CompanyEventsStaff

This year’s trip was again at Montague Harbour, Galiano Island. A beautiful site and what gorgeous weather we had! Got to witness an amazing sunset and went boating around the islands. We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place! 


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Furniture Collection by Scott Klausen

July 3, 2012 West Wind Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingHardwood & SoftwoodStaff

Scott is not a customer, but worked for us the last few months! He is moving on to bigger and better things so we thought we’d show off his great work as a nice send off. We wish him the best of luck!

So please check out these amazing pieces he created:

Three of them are made from sapele mahogany, eastern maple, and padouk. They are the three projects that I built in high school and the symbols on the end table are on there because I have a fascination in ancient history and ancient mythology so I decided to incorporate some in my work.


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Corporate Camp Out 2012!

June 26, 2012 West Wind Staff

We spent a rainy weekend camping West Wind style on Galiano Island, in the Montague Harbour provincial park. Here’s just a few pictures from the weekend:



1947 Chris Craft Cruiser

May 9, 2012 West Wind MarineStaff

After a full life on the Columbia River, OR, Lars Nielsen acquired her in 2004. Starting life as ‘Toby’, he renamed her ‘Marika II’ and refurbished her for family boating.

Now this old lady is living the life of a grand dame on the Elbe River. She is fully restored to her original state under the name of ‘Viva of Conover Cove’.


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Meet the newest team members

March 6, 2012 West Wind CompanyStaff


I recently moved to Sidney from Powell River. I have always had a passion for media and design, and look forward to pursuing a career in digital media. In my spare time, I enjoy working out at the gym, playing paintball and video games; and of course, working at West Wind is a new, fun experience giving me a great learning opportunity.


Meet ScottScott is currently in his senior year at Parkland Secondary. Originally from southern California, he has enjoyed the last few years exploring the island and making tons of friends. His favourite hobbies include baseball, woodworking and a large fascination in ancient history and mythology. Scott boasts a rather large collection of artifacts from ancient Rome, Greece, Egypt and more.


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