Chapter Contact

The Winnipeg chapter is a dynamic group of people passionate about the welding industry. Our members come from around southern Manitoba to participate in our events throughout the year. Our members are from a variety of industries including Manufacturing, engineering, inspection, heavy steel fabrication and erection. We have participants from the local union associations, trade schools and welding product sales.

The CWB Association Winnipeg chapter formed from the previous Welding Institute of Canada Chapter and the Canadian Welding Society chapter in 2003 when WPMAC (Welding Products Manufacturers Association of Canada) and Canadian Welding Society amalgamated to form the current CWB Association. The founding executive members included: Arthur J Pankratz P.Eng, Bill Holowick, Rob Ritchot, Doug Whaley, & others.

For information about the CWB Association Winnipeg chapter, please contact us at

Contact us via email if you are interested in attending an Executive Meeting.

Tobias Punton- Chair
Shylyte Bloodworth- Past Chair
Jason Pruden- Treasurer
Shannon Scott- Administrator

Welding Challenge

When: Wednesday, November 16th
Where: Murdoch Mackay Weld Shop, 260 Redonda St, Winnipeg, MB

The CWB Association Winnipeg Chapter is hosting a Welding Challenge on November 16th, 2022 at Murdock MacKay Welding Shop in Winnipeg! This year, up to 9 teams of 2-4 individuals will weld a boat together and see which boat will weather the storm. Teams will compete to see whose boat can hold the highest amount of weight without sinking. Join in the fun and spectators are welcome to watch and cheer on their favourite team!

For more information, please see PDF flyer HERE, and email

Winnipeg Chapter Meeting

When: January 11th at 5:30PM CST
Where: Online

If you wish to attend contact for access.

Student Night 2020

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Red River College, 2055 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0J8

This event is geared to anyone interested in the welding industry. We will have a variety of companies representing the welding industry available to talk and to network. Hear highlights and stories about careers in the welding industry from respected members of the industry.

Click Here for a PDF brochure
Click Here to register

5th Annual Weld Challenge

When: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
Where: Murdoch MacKay Collegiate, 260 Redonda Street, Winnipeg, MB

We need your help! We are specifically looking for sponsors for the following items:
- 4:30pm – Competitors arrive
- 5:00pm – Fabrication commences
- 6:30pm – Dinner and presentation
- 7:30pm – Competition and prizes

TEAMS: 2-4 people, at least one should have welding ability.

Click HERE for the event flyer and HERE for sponsorship information. Click HERE to register.

Shop Tours 2019

When: Thursday, May 23rd
Where: Abesco and Standard Manufacturers

We are inviting you to view what our industries have to offer in Winnipeg. For the first time in this chapter, we are featuring two companies in relative distance. We would like to give 30 people a chance check out this double feature.

CLICK HERE for full information.

Dan Shewfelt Memorial Golf Tournament

When: Saturday, June 8th, 2019 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Where: Kingswood Golf and Country Club, 28 Manitoba 247, La Salle, MB R0G 1B0

This event is a chance for the welding industry to connect with each other and serves as our primary form of fundraising for the chapter. The day consists of a shotgun start round of golf, followed by a dinner and a mental health speaker and pamphlets to hand out. The money we raise is used to support our goal of promoting the welding industry in Manitoba and connecting students (future welders) with the industry.

CLICK HERE for full information.

Student Night Sponsorship

Thursday, March 21st, 2019
Red River College

This event is a chance for the welding industry to connect with students who are or may be interested in a career related to welding. This is typically a a ‘fair’ type event where companies can set up a booth, and students can go around and meet all of the companies present.

CLICK HERE for sponsor information.

CLICK HERE for event information.

CLICK HERE for student bursary information.


Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 at 11:30am to 1:30pm
Red River College- Notre Dame Campus 2055 Notre Dame Ave., Winnipeg, MB

Presentation Abstract:

CSA Standard W47.1 “Certification of Companies for Fusion Welding of Steel” includes new provisions for testing of welding personnel and procedures that will help fabricators welding steel materials less than 3mm thickness, stainless-steel materials of all thicknesses and for robotic welding applications. CSA W47.1 will have its own provisions for testing of welding personnel and procedures specific for Marine industry. Significant changes have been made to Annexes E and G “Requirements for Impact (CVN) and Hardness Testing “ in order to address gaps in the requirements for testing and to ensure an easier adoption and interpretation by industry. 

CLICK HERE for more information and to register and HERE for the PDF promo flyer.

4th Annual Welding Challenge

Date: Thursday, November 22nd, 2018
Location: Murdoch MacKay Collegiate- 260 Redonda St, Winnipeg, MB R2C 5L1
Fee: $150 per team, includes dinner. Student teams $100. Spectators $10

This welding challenge is open to up to 9 teams of 2-4 individuals who will compete in a welding challenge to build a 'crane'.

For Full Details CLICK HERE
For Sponsorship info CLICK HERE

21st Annual Golf Tournament

June 9th, 2018
Kingswood Golf Club in La Salle

Registration includes:

18 Holes of Golf

  • Power Cart (shared) 
  • Light Bag Lunch 
  • Dinner

Day of Registration: 10:00am
Tee Off: 11:00am
Dinner: 5:30pm

Payment must be received prior to tee-off.
Registration deadline is: June 1, 2018

$120 per person