West Wind’s Epic Corporate Camp-Out!

July 8, 2014 West Wind CompanyEventsExplorationStaff

20140629_095432Galiano Island, Montague Harbour

Every year we brave the weather (however wet it may be) and spend two glorious days camping, boating, fishing, relaxing & eating… Good times were had and oh boy were we well fed!


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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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Custom Counter Top

July 3, 2013 Jan Nielsen Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingJan's Day Off

I recently did some woodwork for my daughter Olivia. Here are some photos which detail the making of the kitchen island/dining table (black walnut and zebra wood) and the finished coffee table and matching end tables (all made from black walnut).

– Jan


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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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Our Christmas gathering!

December 15, 2011 West Wind Staff

Here are some photos from our Christmas party at the a-mah-zing Deep Cove Chalet!

We had a wonderful time and the menu was exceptional.


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Danny’s Apprenticeship

November 24, 2011 West Wind ExplorationStaff

A Journey into Journeymanship.

Do you know what a Joiner is? A Joiner will layout, machine, assemble, install and finish products that are fabricated from wood, plastics and other materials. Many of these processes will combine conventional techniques with automated (CNC/CAD/CAM) procedures.
As an example, joiners work in these areas:

  • Architectural Woodwork (Millwork)
  • Cabinets
  • Commercial furnishings
  • Residential furnishings
  • Yacht interiors
  • Specialty items

To become a certified journeyperson, you need to complete four years of apprenticeship training. Apprenticeship is a time-proven method of acquiring skills in the trade by combining technical in-school instruction with practical on-the-job training. Apprenticeship training is the best method for passing along trade skills from one generation to the next.
From the mouth of Danny:

“I’m looking forward to learning something new and spending time in the big city!”

Beyond acing his exams to date, Danny’s taken time to explore the Sloquet hot springs.  Here are his thoughts:


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