Dates: June 28-30, 1997
Location: O’Keefe Ranch
Host City: Vernon, British Columbia

The first Canadian biennial blacksmith’s conference, CanIRON will be held at the O’Keefe Ranch north of Vernon, British Columbia, Canada and hosted by the Alberta chapter of the Western Canadian Blacksmith Guild.

Featured Blacksmiths

John Adolph
Derry Cook
Jerry Culberson
Joe Delisimunovic
Hank McEwan
Daryll Nelson
John Smith (Kootenay Forge)
Dorothy Stiegler
Berkley Tack

Organizing Team/Contact

Vancouver Island Blacksmiths Association (VIBA)
Ron Greig, Chairman of the Board of CanIRON 1
Derry Cook, registration
Pat Cook, treasurer
Ed Parker
Ed Cushing


The O’Keefe Ranch
NorthWest Blacksmithing Association (NWBA)