Connect with our Community

In addition to this website, we have two additional ways to connect ... our Facebook page and with our chapters.


CBBAG has chapters for local networking, book arts collaboration, and the delivery of local educational workshops. Chapters meet locally on a regular basis and share their passion for the book arts in many unique ways.  


CBBAG actively encourages its members to establish new chapters across Canada. If you are interested in finding out more about setting up a CBBAG chapter in your area, please contact chapters@cbbag.ca 


Chapter meetings are open to nonmembers to provide an opportunity for people to learn about bookbinding and the book arts and to consider the benefits of becoming a member.  If you are curious to find out more, please come out to one of the CBBAG chapter meetings. 

You can check the CBBAG chapter list below for a chapter near you and link to their chapter page for details on their local activites and contact information.


BC Islands. Our Chapter includes CBBAG members who live on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and the Sunshine Coast. We meet three times a year in room 210, McPherson Library, University of Victoria and organize at least one field trip. The meetings are open to both members and the general public and involve presentations on a wide variety of topics and a sharing of ideas and projects completed by Chapter members. The Chapter also organizes a series of workshops each year to provide hands-on training in a variety of book arts related skills. Visit the BC Islands website, for up-to-date information on workshops, meetings, and events. Chapter Contact: Jose Villa Arce jvillaar@telus.net

BC Lower Mainland. The CBBAG BC Lower Mainland chapter meets annually in June. For details, please visit the chapter website vanbookarts.wordpress.com. This meeting is opened to members only. The Chapter also organizes two to three Saturday workshops each year to provide hands-on training in a variety of book arts related skills. They are held typically during March through May and October through November. For workshop information, please visit the chapter website. The workshops are opened to both members and non-members. Chapter Contact: Gina Page ginapage541@yahoo.com 


Alberta North. The CBBAG Alberta North Chapter cbbagalbertanorth.com meetings are open to both members and the general public and involve presentations on a wide variety of topics and a sharing of ideas and projects completed by chapter members. The chapter also organizes a series of weekend workshops each year to provide hands-on training in a variety of book arts related skills. 


Calgary. The CBBAG Calgary Chapter cbbagcalgary.wordpress.com meets the third Wednesday of each month (September through June) at various locations. This year we have are also having some weekend meetings to better accommodate our out of town members. Our meetings are open to both members and the general public and involve presentations on a wide variety of topics and a sharing of ideas and projects completed by Chapter members. The Chapter also organizes a series of weekend workshops each year to provide hands-on training in a variety of book arts related skills. Chapter Contact: Sarah Butt Sarah@GildedDragonStudio.com

 

Saskatchewan. The Canadian Bookbinders & Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) Saskatchewan Chapter cbbagsk.wordpress.com welcomes anyone residing in the province who is interested in learning about bookbinding and book arts.  All current members of CBBAG who reside in Saskatchewan automatically become members of the Saskatchewan Chapter.  Chapter Contact: Kathy Hamre 


Southwestern Ontario. The CBBAG Southwestern Ontario Chapter welcomes anyone residing in the region who is interested in learning about bookbinding and related book arts. Send us an email to let us know which courses/workshops are of interest to you. As details are finalized for each activity, all Chapter members and others who express interest will be sent full descriptions, dates, fees and registration forms. All current members of CBBAG who reside in southwestern Ontario automatically become members of the CBBAG Southwestern Ontario Chapter. Others may join by expressing interest (no fee for Chapter membership). Visit our Website for the latest news and course information! Along with information about our Tool Lending Library. Also, visit our Facebook page. Chapter Contact: Marilyn Book cbbag.swochapter@gmail.com

Greater Toronto Area. GTA In-Studio Workshops are suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but online workshops are available. 
The GTA Chapter cbbagtoronto.com also has a Facebook page and on Instagram @cbbag_gta (Login to instagram.com, search CBBAG's handle  @cbbag_gta  and then click 'Follow'). Chapter Contact: cbbag.gta@gmail.com

Ottawa Valley. The CBBAG Ottawa Valley Chapter https://cbbagottawa.ca meets the second Wednesday of each month (September through June) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sandy Hill Community Centre at 250 Somerset Street East in Ottawa. The meetings are open to both members and the general public and involve presentations on a wide variety of topics and a sharing of ideas and projects completed by Chapter members. The Chapter also organizes a series of weekend workshops each year to provide hands-on training in a variety of book arts related skills. Chapter Contact: Stephen Quick cbbagottawa@cbbag.ca 
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