Many of Bert Schroeder’s carvings are now in private collections throughout the Boundary. (Courtesy of Gallery 2)

Gallery calls for works of Bert Schroeder

The former RCMP officer is known for his wood carvings

Have a carving by local artist Bert Schroeder? Gallery 2 would like to borrow it for an upcoming exhibit of his works this October.

Schroeder, formerly a Grand Forks RCMP staff sergeant, joined the Perley Elementary school staff as an administrative assistant when he retired. In addition to his myriad other duties, Schroeder always enjoyed working with students; he was known for pulling loose teeth, doctoring injuries, and dressing as ‘Big Bird’ in the Christmas concert.

He began wood carving with his wife Nadia after retiring for a second time. The wood carvings were projects for kids to work on in class, like wooden reindeer at Christmas, bunnies at Easter, blackbirds in the spring and scarecrows in the fall. Kids also worked on wooden cats, horses and crafts like bug boxes.

“Tireless, always cheerful and positive, Bert and Nadia helped kids to feel good about themselves, accomplish things they never thought they could, and have a pleasurable afternoon working with wood and making something beautiful,” wrote Maureen Shields in a biography of Schroeder’s life to Gallery 2.

Gallery 2 is calling for the wood workings, if you have them, to be dropped off at the gallery on Sept. 25 and 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the works will be on display at Gallery 2 in the art rental gallery for the month of October before being returned to their owners. For information, contact Gallery 2 at 250-442-2211.

Just Posted

More burning prohibitions rescinded in southeast B.C.

Category 2 and 3 fires will be permitted in Southeast Fire Centre as of 1p.m. on Wednesday.

Cops For Kids’ southeast B.C. tour rolls on

Annual RCMP fundraiser will see 34 cyclists ride 1,000 kilometres raising funds

Municipal spending outpaces population growth 4-fold in B.C.: report

Canadian Federation of Independent Business has released its annual operational spending report

B.C. parents leery of HPV cervical cancer vaccine

Provincial registration uptake among lowest in Canada

Winlaw preemie survives smoky birth

GoFundMe Campaign started for West Kootenay family with preemie baby.

B.C. RCMP turn to Const. Scarecrow to shock speeders into slowing down

New addition will watch over drivers from a Coquitlam median for first-of-its-kind pilot in Canada

B.C. home to 1/3 of Canada’s overdose deaths in first 3 months of the year

There were 1,036 overdose deaths in the first three months of the year, with 94 per cent accidental

B.C. candidate moves from hospice care to council race

He beat terminal cancer twice and entered hospice when he decided to run for council.

Canadian tobacco exec pushes back against vaping health concerns

A warning from Interior Health about the unknown health risks of vaping is getting a partial rebuke

Ministry of Agriculture commits $300,000 to help B.C. farmers obtain land

B.C. Land Matching Program supports access to affordable farmland for young farmers

Canadian air force short 275 pilots

Attrition outpaces recruitment and training claims Air Force

Teacher suspended after physically shushing, saying ‘shut up’ to student

Grade 5 student reported feeling ‘confused and a little scared’

A B.C. society helps to reforest Crown land after wildfires

Forest Enhancement Society of BC focuses on wildfire mitigation and the reforestation

Most Read