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"Forging Friendships"

Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex

Fergus, Ontario

July 28-31, 2011

The Ontario Artist Blacksmith Association was pleased to host the Canadian National Blacksmith's Conference, CanIRON. Held every second year, the conference moves west to east across Canada. CanIron VIII marked the second time the event had been hosted in Ontario. 

The Demonstrators:

The Organizing Team:

  • Site Manager - Wolfgang Bleckert
  • Financial - Karin Bleckert
  • Volunteers Co-Ordinator - Dan Linkenheld
  • Demonstrator Co-ordinator - Darrell Markewitz
  • Trouble Shooter - Mick Smith
  • Gallery - Kelly Probyn-Smith
  • Equipment - Bob Young & Peter Perry
  • Registration - Shirley Young

The Event:

More historical information and pictures from the event will be added to this page in the near future, until then, you can find some facts at or the CanIron VIII Facebook Page.