The BC Regional Council Of Carpenters Create A Home For Female Ingenuity

Women Play Increasingly Vital Role In Future Of Construction In Canada

VICTORIA – Kristine Byers was in middle school when she asked her parents for a scroll saw for her birthday.

It was the first power tool she ever owned.

“My passion for woodworking began as a kid, when it was mandatory in school to try different trades,” remembers Kristine who has been adding to that power-tool collection since becoming a carpenter thirteen years ago. Today, she’s a representative and instructor for the BC Regional Council of Carpenters, servicing members across BC and the Yukon. She also sits as a trustee on the executive board for Local 1907, Metro Vancouver, and heads the council’s Sisters in the Brotherhood women’s committee.

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