Waska got the opportunity to help provide cedar shingles for a project at the Shaker Road School in Concord NH, sponsored by Marinace Architects. The project was to conceptualize, design, and build of a tiny house on their school property.
The best part of this project is its reason for being: to introduce the next generation, and particularly girls, who are underrepresented in the design fields and trades, to the fields of architecture, interior design, engineering, and construction. The hope is that they will one day consider working in one of these careers.
They felt that the best way to get kids interested in a subject is to have them engaged in a hands-on project where they do the work, and have a stake in creating something themselves. They had over 20 students of grade 5 to 8 involved in the project. The kids are being introduced to a variety of different tools. They are learning about foundations, structural design principles and how to install cedar shingles. They have also designed, built, and installed custom windows and doors. They even learned about electrical wiring as well as plenty of other techniques.
Waska is proud to be participating in the 30th edition of the ‘’Salon de la forêt’’ taking place at the Palladium arena of St-Jacques, New Brunswick. We are very excited to be able to talk and answer any of your questions about our company. We will also have great door prizes to be drawn like handmade bird feeders and a basket of maple products.
The hours are as following:
Thursday May 3rd from 7pm to 9:30pm
Friday May 4th from 12pm to 9pm
Saturday May 5th from 10am to 4:30pm
Looking forward to seeing all of you there!
In October 2017, Waska was offered an opportunity to contribute to a great project by donating white cedar shingles for a gazebo (exterior classroom) that was being built at Centre d’apprentissage du Haut-Madawaska school with the help of New Brunswick Community College of Edmundston. The official unveiling will take place at the end of May 2018.
Here is a video that showcases the project from beginning to end!
We are extremely proud to be taking part in the Heart & Stroke "Big Bike" challenge and fundraiser. Waska is committed to gathering a minimum of $1500.00 in order for our team to ride the wonderful 30 seat bike. All funds will go towards education, research and assisting those who have been afflicted with this serious illness in New Brunswick.
If you would like to donate to this worthwhile cause, we invite you to do so @ www.bigbikenb.ca
On August 31st, 2016, we will be riding the 30 seat Big Bike through the maine street of Clair, New Brunswick!