The Durham Woodworkers are proud supporters of Pens for Peacekeepers and to-date have donated over 50 custom wooden pens to this project. At turning “parties” members, are taught how to make these personalized pens. Please click here for more information about this worthwhile cause.
The pens are then sent around the world to say “Thanks to Canadian Armed Forces Men and Women” serving on peacekeeping missions.

You can read some of the letters we have received from Men and Women who have received these great gits.

Pens For Peacekeepers Presentation to Jim Shaver - February 2015

This year the Durham Woodworking Club presented Jim Shaver with more than 220 pens, all turned by the members of the club.

Pens For Peacekeepers Presentation to Jim Shaver - January 2014


Pen For Peacekeepers Presentations 2013


Often, a letter or email of thanks is sent back to the club or member making this a more gratifying project (as the one below).

On this night of December 24th I would like to kindly thank you for the Pens you sent us, Canadian Soldier, deployed here in Kabul.
I was lucky enough to get one crafted by one Mike Kellar. It is elegant and beautiful, a great display of talent and craftsmanship.
Once more I would like to thank you for this gift, brought to me in time for Christmas.


Jean-Philippe Cloutier
Kabul, Afghanistan
Canada's Contribution Training Mission - Afghanistan
National Command and Support Element