Commemorative Table for YMCA Canada by Brothers Dressler


From YMCA Canada:

Two furniture designers and craftsmen – twin brothers Lars and Jason Dressler of Brothers Dressler – have crafted this beautiful and highly-unusual table for Canada’s YMCA.

Close to 100 significant artifacts donated by every YMCA association in Canada were used to craft a unique table that tells the YMCA’s story, nationwide. This boardroom table – made entirely of artifacts donated by all 53 YMCA associations – was recently completed and has a permanent home at YMCA Canada’s head office in Toronto.

The YMCA has deep historic roots in Canada – already a movement before Confederation in 1867. Treasures built into this table include a YMCA membership card from 1851. Other artifacts include canoe paddles, lumber from historic buildings, pins, badges, trophies and even a First World War shell casing.

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