2017 National Forest Week Calendar

Register Your National Forest Week Event for 2017!

We invite you to celebrate National Forest week in your neck of the woods. Let us know what you’re doing by submitting your event. We will post it on the National Forest Week Calendar.

 

Sep
17
Sat
Fall Forest Festival – Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON @ York Regional Forest, Hollidge Tract
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fall Forest Festival – Celebrate Art In The Forest!
Saturday, September 17, 2016 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
York Regional Forest, Hollidge Tract
16389 Hwy. 48, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville

Admire and shop for exquisite art inspired by nature. Support local artisans, and celebrate the beauty and splendour of art in the forest. Have your face painted and become a work of art, take a horse drawn wagon ride, watch a chainsaw carver and much more. Open to all.

Explore the Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre to discover how it captures rainwater, will create its own electricity and was constructed from locally sourced and repurposed materials.

Building tours take place at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Eat an ice cream edible aquifer made by the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust.

Join the Oak Ridges Trail Association on a guided walk in the forest. Try a nature walk to learn about bird calls and the forest or try a moderately paced 3.6 km walk in the rolling hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine. Registration recommended for guided walks.

To register, and learn more click here.

Celebrate National Forest Week! – Duncan, BC @ BC Forest Discovery Centre
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – Sep 18 @ 4:00 pm

Celebrate National Forest Week with 2 days of fun at the BC Forest Discovery Centre!  Admission is $5.00 for all on Saturday, September 17, and Sunday, September 18. Click here for more information.

Sep
18
Sun
Take A Hike! – City of Prince Albert, SK @ Kristi Lake Trail
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Take a one hour free guided tour of the forest ecosystems along the Kristi Lake trail. All ages are welcome! Meet us at the trailhead, sturdy footwear and a water bottle are recommended. This 1.8km long interpretive trail will take visitors through four different ecosystems – black spruce wetland, white spruce and aspen mixed wood forest, jack pine upland and lake riparian corridor. The trail begins and ends at the trailhead / parking area, which is located south of the Mark’s Nine Golf Course. For more information click here.

Stanley Park Habitats: Then, Now & The Future-Vancouver, BC @ Stanley Park
Sep 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

If in the Vancouver, BC area on September 18, 2016 make sure to head on down to Stanley Park to join Stanley Park Ecology Society staff members on a forest walk where they will highlight the many intriguing habitats found in the park!

 

 

Sep
19
Mon
CIF Walk in the Woods – Prince George, BC @ Willow River Interpretive Trail
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm

The local Cariboo section of the Canadian Institute of Forestry in Prince George has organized “Walk in the Woods” tours for elementary school students during National Forest Week. These tours take place along the Willow River Interpretive Trail east of Prince George from the Monday to Friday of National Forest Week, September 19-23. On Saturday, the 24 we will be hosting tours for the public as well as a BBQ-please join!

 

Old Forest Hemlock Walk w Naturalist Dr.Jim Goltz-Fredericton, NB @ Odell Park
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Monday, Sept. 19, 6 pmOld Forest Hemlock Walk with Naturalist Dr. Jim Goltz
New Brunswick’s Acadian forest is a remarkably richer place when you can identify the different trees, plants and wildlife in it. Jim Goltz, a renowned naturalist, will take us on a walk through Odell Park, Fredericton’s old hemlock forest, and point out the trees, plants and wildlife found there. We’ll end the walk with a hot cup of chaga tea donated by Real Foods Connections.

Celebrating Canadian Lumberjacks- City of Prince Albert, SK @ John M Cueleneare Public Library Auditorium
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Enjoy a series of short films from the National Film Board exploring the lighter side of forestry John M Cueleneare Public Library Auditorium (125 – 12 St E, Prince Albert). For more information click here.

Sep
20
Tue
Grade 1’s & 6’s:Celebrate Forests in the Cariboo-Chilcotin! – Williams Lake, BC @ The Cariboo Fire Centre
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Join us at the Cariboo Fire Centre for an outdoor, education-focused event celebrating forests and forestry in the Cariboo-Chilcotin. Children from Grades 1 to 6 are invited to learn about forestry practices, forest health issues, forest wildlife, forest firefighting, forest heritage, and other topics. There will be outdoor booths and displays from various government and private organisations including a helicopter, fire crews, and hosted interpretive trail tour in fuel managed woodland. To download the event poster click here.

Audience: Grades 1-6, 75 max elementary students per school

Location: Williams Lake Regional Airport – follow the signs posted on Airport Road.

Time and Dates: The event will be open between 9:00 am-4:30 pm on September 20 & 21 2016

Port-a-potties and drinking water will be available on site. Attendees should be prepared for all-weather conditions. Please bring adequate adult supervision (maximum seven children per adult). We anticipate that the activities will take approximately 2 hours onsite.

If possible, please liaise with other local schools in your area when requesting timeslots in order to help facilitate transportation logistics.

Please contact George Warr at: George.Warr@gov.bc.ca by September 1 for an application form as spaces are limited.

Thanks to the Williams Lake Regional Airport for providing a location to host this event.

Celebrate Interior BC Forestry!-Revelstoke, BC @ The BC Interior Forestry Museum
Sep 20 @ 11:00 am – Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm

If you happen to be traveling through Revelstoke, BC during National Forest Week, make sure to make a stop at the BC Interior Forestry Museum!

Since 1999, the BC Forestry Museum has been the forest discovery centre for the Columbia Valley. Nestled between the Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges and along the Columbia River, the area is part of an important forest region known for interior rain forest eco-system.

Working to record, preserve, restore and display artifacts and collections of historical, archaeological, artistic, educational, and scientific material as it pertains to the forestry industry in the interior of the province of BC, the museum operates as a non-profit society and encourages historical research to stimulate public interest in the history of forestry.

Our collection of logging equipment enhances a visual understanding of BC’s forestry industry; of loggers and entrepreneurs and mechanical innovation. The discovery centre presents the social and economic realities of the province’s settlement through the framework of the forest industry. A threefold drama, between the hardships of logging, the importance of timber harvesting to BC’s economy and the necessity of reforestation, forms the substance of the museum experience.

Located on Highway 23 North 3 km outside Revelstoke

Website:www.bcforestrymuseum.ca

Phone 2508378078

We are open to the public 11am till 5pm on the following days:

Tuesday 20th September

Wednesday 21st September

Thursday 22 nd September

Friday 23rd September

Saturday 24th September

Thanks and we hope to see you during National Forest Week, 2016!

OMISTA Local Chews & Brews-Fredericton, NB @ The Crowne Plaza
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6 pmOMISTA Local Chews & Brews at the Crowne Plaza
New Brunswick’s forests are full of food and medicines — fiddleheads, fish, berries, mushrooms and maple and birch syrups. The Crowne Plaza’s chefs will serve up platters of hors d’oeuvres made with local ingredients. A cash bar will serve up your favourite local brews and ciders. New Brunswick’s poets will feed us with their words.

Saskatchewan’s Poisonous Plants – City of Prince Albert, SK @ John M Cueleneare Public Library Auditorium
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A presentation by Forest Ecologist Michael McLaughlan about natural plant defence mechanisms John M Cueleneare Public Library Auditorium (125 – 12 St E, Prince Albert). For more information click here. 

Sep
21
Wed
Plant a Tree, Make a Difference – NL @ Multiple Locations
Sep 21 all-day

Celebrate Forests:  Plant a Tree, Make a Difference

September 21, 2016

In honour of National Tree Day, tree seedlings will be given to local
students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, living in communities adjacent to
Terra Nova National Park. All tree seedlings will be provided by Terra Nova
National Park and presented to students by park staff. A tree will also be
planted on the school grounds at each location to celebrate National Forest
Week.

Locations:
Glovertown Academy, Glovertown, NL
Holy Cross School Complex, Eastport, NL
Charlottetown Primary School, Charlottetown, NL

For more information contact: yolanda.collins@pc.gc.ca

Plant a Tree for National Tree Day!-Various locations, MB
Sep 21 all-day

In honour of National Tree Day, Manitoba Sustainable Development will be handing out individual white spruce seedlings at no cost to the public!

Locations:

Brandon:  1129 Queens Avenue

Flin Flon:  143 Main Street

Gimli:  75 7th Avenue

Steinbach:  Unit B – 284 Reimer Avenue

Swan River:  201 4th Avenue South

The Pas:  79 3rd Street West

Winnipeg:  Manitoba Children’s Museum, 45 Forks Market Road

Hope to see you there!!

Grade 1’s & 6’s:Celebrate Forests in the Cariboo-Chilcotin! – Williams Lake, BC @ The Cariboo Fire Centre
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Join us at the Cariboo Fire Centre for an outdoor, education-focused event celebrating forests and forestry in the Cariboo-Chilcotin. Children from Grades 1 to 6 are invited to learn about forestry practices, forest health issues, forest wildlife, forest firefighting, forest heritage, and other topics. There will be outdoor booths and displays from various government and private organisations including a helicopter, fire crews, and hosted interpretive trail tour in fuel managed woodland. To view the event poster click here.

Audience: Grades 1-6, 75 max elementary students per school

Location: Williams Lake Regional Airport – follow the signs posted on Airport Road.

Time and Dates: The event will be open between 9:00 am-4:30 pm on September 20 & 21 2016

Port-a-potties and drinking water will be available on site. Attendees should be prepared for all-weather conditions. Please bring adequate adult supervision (maximum seven children per adult). We anticipate that the activities will take approximately 2 hours onsite.

If possible, please liaise with other local schools in your area when requesting timeslots in order to help facilitate transportation logistics.

Please contact George Warr at: George.Warr@gov.bc.ca by September 1 for an application form as spaces are limited!

Thanks to the Williams Lake Regional Airport for providing a location to host this event.

Kiss Your Ash Goodbye?-Thunder Bay, ON @ Waverly Park
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Northwestern Ontario Section of the Canadian Institute of Forestry presents:

Kiss Your Ask Goodbye? The Emerald Ash Borer Tour.

This event is set to take place during National Forest Week on Wednesday, September 21 from 4-6pm (the Northwestern Ontario CIF Section’s AGM is to follow at 6:30pm). Meet us at Waverly Park at the base of the stairs to Lakehead University’s Law Building (previously PACI) where we will travel on foot to several stops, each with a speaker.  On this walk, speakers will address the following questions: what is the emerald ash borer, how did it get here, and what can we do? Following the tour there will be a food truck on site.

Speakers Include:

Taylor Wright, Invasive Species Centre

Shelley Vescio, City of Thunder Bay

Vince Rutter, Rutter Urban Forestry

To download a copy of the event poster click here.

For any questions please contact: Karen_Saunders@golder.com 

 

Forest Therapy Walk-Toronto, ON @ High Park
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Indigenous people around the world have recognized the healing benefits of connecting with nature for thousands of years. Since the 1980’s Japanese and South Korean scientific researchers have been documenting these health benefits. These Forest Therapy Walks are inspired by the work in Japan, Shinrin-Yoku, which translate to forest bathing.
Scientific Health Benefits of Forest Therapy and Nature Connection
• Improves immunity by increasing natural killer cells
• Reduces symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress
• Improves memory, attention span, and mood
• Lowers blood pressure and heart rate
Guided walks create opportunity for people to slow down and develop deeper connections to the non-human world through a series of sensory invitations. Sharing circles, wild crafted tea, and gratitude are included in walks.
Carolynne Crawley, Forest Therapy Guide, has supported children and youth diagnosed with mental health issues for two decades. She is a mentor in the work of nature connection. She has long recognized the connection between our state of well being and our relationship with the non-human world. She currently works with a food security organization teaching food literacy.
Guide certification is accredited by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs.
Suggested donation of $20-$40 to be donated to the Toronto Wildlife Centre.
TREEvia Night at The Grad House-Fredericton, NB @ The Grad House
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 7:30 pmTREEvia Night at The Grad House
What New Brunswick native tree is on Canada’s endangered species list? What songbird sings, “free beer?” Back by popular band, TREEvia will test your knowledge of all things wild about New Brunswick. Get a team of your friends together or come solo and we’ll find a team for you.

Sep
22
Thu
Forestry Connects Forestry Education Program For High School Students- Renfrew County, ON
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am – Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm

Forests Ontario Forestry Connects program gives Ontario high school students a first hand look at what it’s like to work in forestry. Since 2010, Forests Ontario has taken over 170 students and teachers into Ontario’s forests to meet with foresters, operators, First Nations, and biologists to learn everything there is to know about growing and sustainably managing Ontario’s forests.

From visits to local mills and harvesting operations to lessons on local wildlife and the identification of different trees, they demonstrate the importance of forests to local communities, and the complexity of forest management and planning. By the end of the program, students should better understand the integral role forests play in cleaning our air and water, regulating Ontario’s climate, and creating products we rely on every day.

Please join Forests Ontario for this 2-day forestry education program being offered in Renfrew County on September 22 & 23, 2016! Cost is $75 per participant, register your students by filling out an application form here. Click here to view the event poster, and make sure to check out our website for more information here.

Demo International Show Tours For Students-Maple Ridge, BC @ Malcolm Knapp Research Forest
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm

SOLD OUT

Organized tours for registered Grade 5-6 and 10-12 classes to provide information on forests, forest management and career opportunities.

Wild Path Yoga + Nature-Pembroke Region, ON @ Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Celebrate National Forest Week by joining us at Shaw Woods for a guided educational hike through a beautiful old growth forest!  Learn all about indigenous trees, plants, and how forest ecosystems work from a forester. After the hike enjoy a nourishing yoga class and complimentary hot chocolate at the Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre. To download the event poster click here.

For any inquiries regarding the yoga component, please contact White Pine Yoga: P: 613-629-9642 E: info@whitepineyoga.com

Suggested donation of ~$5 | All proceeds go to the Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre

This event is sponsored by the Algonquin Section of the Canadian Institute of Forestry

Forest Gala with Gypsophilia-Fredericton, NB @ The Playhouse
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm


Thursday, Sept. 22, 7:30 pmForest Gala with Gypsophilia at The Playhouse. Four-time ECMA award-winning jazz band 
Gypsophilia will perform at The Playhouse in a fundraiser for the Conservation Council. Tickets: $40+HST. Buy your tickets online here or at The Playhouse. This 7-piece instrumental band mixes hot jazz with klezmer, funk, and world rhythms. 

Sep
23
Fri
Nanaimo River Watershed and Forestry Operations Tour – Nanaimo, BC @ Bowen Park
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

The Nanaimo River Watershed Round Table and the Nanaimo & Area Land Trust (NALT) are hosting the second annual World Rivers Day events for the public. As part of the celebration, TimberWest and Island Timberlands are hosting the Nanaimo River Watershed Tour on Friday. The bus tour will take the public to the Jump Lake Reservoir, Nanaimo Water Treatment Plant, and local forestry operations to learn more about the role forest companies play in the management and protection of the local watershed. 

WHERE: Meet at Bowen Park, but first REGISTER online: http://www.nanaimo.ca/UploadedFilesPath/files/ActivityGuide/index.html#69/z

Forestry Employer Forum- Campbell River, BC @ WorkBC Employment Service Centre
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

In recognition of National Forest Week (Sept 18-24), North Island Employment (NIEFS) invites you to attend the Forestry Employer Forum on Friday, September 23rd from 10am-12pm.  As one of the largest employers on the north Island this is your chance to find out about jobs in the industry directly from representatives from

Did you know that NIEFS posted 370 forestry and natural resource management related jobs from September 2015 – September 2016?  That represents 14.7% of all job postings on the NIEFS job board!  With an aging demographic, recovery in the housing market and increased demand for BC’s natural resources from overseas, the forestry industry is in need of workers.

The forum is open to the public and is being held at our WorkBC Employment Service Centre at 870C 13th Avenue in Campbell River.

To register for the Forestry Employer Forum call NIEFS at 250-286-3441. For more information click here

Celebrate National Forest Week with FNESS of BC’s FFM Department-Kamloops, BC @ Forest Fuel Management Department Office
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The First Nations’ Emergency Services Society (FNESS) of BC is pleased to invite all First Nations, communities and agencies within the Kamloops Fire area to our Open House on Friday September 23, 2016 in appreciation of celebrating National Forest Week 2016!

We are pleased to announce that the BC Wildfire Service and Kamloops Fire Centre will be joining us to share their programs and services available as well.

Learn more about this event here.

 

Plant a Tree for National Forest Week!! – Morden, MB @ Access Event Centre
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

In honour of National Forest Week, Manitoba Sustainable Development and the City of Morden will be handing out individual white spruce seedlings at no cost to the public.

Hope to see you there!

Film Screening of APTN’s ‘A Beautiful Forest’-Fredericton, NB @ Conserver House
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Friday, Sept. 23, 6 pmFilm screening of APTN’s A Beautiful Forest @ The Conserver House
The 2014 film, A Beautiful Forest, features the beauty of the forest and the wisdom of many long-time indigenous forest defenders.

Forest Therapy Walk-Toronto, ON @ High Park
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Indigenous people around the world have recognized the healing benefits of connecting with nature for thousands of years. Since the 1980’s Japanese and South Korean scientific researchers have been documenting these health benefits. These Forest Therapy Walks are inspired by the work in Japan, Shinrin-Yoku, which translate to forest bathing.
Scientific Health Benefits of Forest Therapy and Nature Connection
• Improves immunity by increasing natural killer cells
• Reduces symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress
• Improves memory, attention span, and mood
• Lowers blood pressure and heart rate
Guided walks create opportunity for people to slow down and develop deeper connections to the non-human world through a series of sensory invitations. Sharing circles, wild crafted tea, and gratitude are included in walks.
Carolynne Crawley, Forest Therapy Guide, has supported children and youth diagnosed with mental health issues for two decades. She is a mentor in the work of nature connection. She has long recognized the connection between our state of well being and our relationship with the non-human world. She currently works with a food security organization teaching food literacy.
Guide certification is accredited by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs.
Suggested donation of $20-$40 to be donated to the Toronto Wildlife Centre
Sep
24
Sat
Chainsaw Safety, Maintenance and Sharpening – Kemptville, ON
Sep 24 all-day

Open to the general public, this 2 hour course gives the chainsaw user an appreciation of the safety features and an awareness of the risks and dangers associated with a chainsaw. It also covers maintenance and sharpening. See www.lov-owa.ca for course and registration details.

Fee: Free for OWA members, $25 for non-members

Dates: September 24, 2016

Location : Kemptville, ON
Renfrew County Woodlot Day-Chalk River, ON @ Petawawa Research Forest
Sep 24 all-day

Come out and join us  at the Petawawa Research Forest (PRF) in Chalk River, Ontario as we learn how research and forest management activities going on at the PRF can be applied by woodlot owners!  This event will take place in the woods, in a variety of forest habitats.  Ms. Katalijn MacAfee (Canadian Forestry Service) will present historic research plots PSP 1 and 2, that compare managed versus unmanaged forest since 1918.  Dr. Trevor Jones (Ont. Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry) will show the Biomass Project: how poor, small, and undesirable trees can be economically harvested and help prepare a site for the next crop of white pines.  Tom Boudreau (Ottawa Valley Forest) will discuss managing a sugarbush.  Al Stinson (Canadian Institute of Forestry) will demonstrate which trees can be thinned out in red pine plantations.This event is organized by the Renfrew Chapter of the Ontario Woodlot Association and volunteers.  The entrance fee for this event is $5, and lunch will be available for purchase on site. We have a goal of providing forestry information and advice to woodlot owners, but we invite any and all who are interested to come out and enjoy the forest at a great time of year. Hope to see you there!

Beginner’s Maple Syrup Course – Moose Creek, ON @ Sand Road Maple Farm
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This one day maple course will provide all the information you need to get started making your own maple syrup in your backyard or woodlot. Learn how to identify maple trees even without their leaves, proper tapping guidelines and techniques, sap storage, boiling, filtering, grading, bottling, and the new Ontario regulations you need to know to be compliant for public sales. Local suppliers will also be on hand displaying equipment and supplies for the small producer and offering up free catalogues of their entire product line. We will wrap up the day with a panel discussion of experienced small producers taking questions from the audience. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

To reserve your spot in the course contact: Bryan Exley

Phone: 613-524-3249

Email: mapleinfo@easternontariomaple.com

TD Trees Days – Mississauga, ON @ Huron Park
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Celebrate National Forest Week and #TDTreeDays! Join the City of Mississauga, Credit Valley Conservation, TD and LEAF at this community event. There will be tree planting, a tree tour, information tables, exhibits and more. Come out and speak with urban forestry professionals.

RSVP: https://www.tdtreedays.com/en-ca/events/473-huron-park

TD Tree Days is a program of TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

Fall Forest Festival – Ancaster, ON @ Barton’s Maple Tree Farm
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From 10 am to 2 pm at the Barton’s Maple Tree Farm in Ancaster. It’s a special forest that has been carefully managed for the last 100 years. In addition to the 750 tap maple syrup operation, the gentle trails take you around upland hardwoods, across flowing creeks & through an ongoing stand improvement harvest. The event is perfect for grandkids to senior conservationist & will include a bbq social. Click here for more information.

Location : Barton’s Maple Tree Farm – Ancaster
Plant a Tree for National Forest Week – Winnipeg, MB @ Assiniboine Park
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Plant a Tree for National Forest Week!!

Location:  Assiniboine Park, between the Lyric Theatre and the Duck Pond

Date:  September 24, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. –  3:00 p.m.

In honour of National Forest Week, Manitoba Sustainable Development and the Manitoba Forestry Association will be handing out individual white spruce seedlings at no cost to the public.

Hope to see you there!

FREE Forestry Walking Tour, BBQ & Bus Ride-Prince George, BC @ Willow River Interpretive Trail (Hwy 16E)
Sep 24 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Join us for a FREE forestry walking tour, and bus ride to the Willow River Interpretive Trail (hwy 16E) on Saturday September 24, 2016 in celebration of National Forest Week!  The bus will depart Prince George on Saturday, September 24 at 10:30am, and return by 3:00pm. This is a guided tour sponsored by the Cariboo Section of the Canadian Institute of Forestry, and you must RSVP Anna Monetta via email (amonetta@shaw.ca) before Sept. 20th in order to reserve your seat on the bus. All ages are welcome, and this is a family-friendly event!

Sep
25
Sun
Forest & River Walk-North Vancouver,BC @ Mosquito Creek
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Carys for a forest walk with displays to celebrate forests and rivers at Mosquito Creek in North Vancouver on September 25, 2016 at 12!

Self Guided “Creek to Creek” Tour-North Vancouver, BC @ Mackay Creek to Mosquito Creek
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Angela for a self-guided tour between two watersheds with displays along the way!

Riverview Arboretum Tour-Coquitlam,BC @ Riverview Hospital Grounds
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Mary for a tour of the Riverview Grounds Arboretum to learn about the interesting variety of trees found on site!

Sep
27
Tue
Grade 6 National Forest Week School Tour-Lesser Slave Lake Region, AB @ 2 locations: near Slave Lake & near High Prarie
Sep 27 all-day

During this annual National Forest Week event, Grade 6 students will explore topics related to forests by rotating through 5 themed stations.  These stations include:

1. Forests Measurements

2.Forest Ecology Walk

3. FireSmart

4. Tree and Plant Identification

5. Forest Protection-Fire, Insects and Disease

Sep
28
Wed
Grade 6 National Forest Week School Tour-Lesser Slave Lake Region, AB @ 2 locations: near Slave Lake & near High Prarie
Sep 28 all-day

During this annual National Forest Week event, Grade 6 students will explore topics related to forests by rotating through 5 themed stations.  These stations include:

1. Forests Measurements

2.Forest Ecology Walk

3. FireSmart

4. Tree and Plant Identification

5. Forest Protection-Fire, Insects and Disease

Grade 5 Hike to Bone Lake – Fort St.James, BC
Sep 28 all-day

Our Fort St. James Annual Grade 5 Hike for National Forest Week is to Bone Lake.  The activity lasts for the entire school day.  There are 3 schools in our area and all grade 5 students are invited to attend.  Volunteers from the Fort St. James Forest District, BC Timber Sales Stuart Nechako Business Area, Wildfire Management Branch Van-Jam, the local forest industry, consultants and community members work together to make the day fun and interesting for the children.  Volunteers help by setting up information stations, barbequing a picnic lunch, or guiding small groups of children (of about 5 students each) and their teachers along an interpretive trail.  The route has prearranged sites that illustrate several seral stages of the forest and various ecosystems.  There will be a wild land fire & fire safety demonstration if the fire crews are not too busy on real fire suppression.  The 20 sites include 2 wetlands, aquatic creature catch & release, bird watching, plant identification, and have examples to illustrate forest health, fire and cultural heritage.  Children in each of the interpretive groups take digital photos of the sites, activities and themselves.  The photos are later collated on a disc for each school to keep and to use to help children make posters and to help reinforce the learnings of the day.

National Forest Week Woodlot Tour – Earltown, NS
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Please join us for a Woodlot Tour being organized on Wednesday, September 28th in partnership with NS Forest Technicians Association/NS Registered Professional Foresters/Canadian Institute of Forestry/North Nova Forest Owners Cooperative to recognize National Forest Week, 2016.  This event is open to members and non-members of these organizations.

To register, please send an email to Jillian Weldon-Genge at jillian.weldon-genge@novascotia.ca before September 23, 2016.

For more information click here.

Sep
29
Thu
Grade 6 National Forest Week School Tour-Lesser Slave Lake Region, AB @ 2 locations: near Slave Lake & near High Prarie
Sep 29 all-day

During this annual National Forest Week event, Grade 6 students will explore topics related to forests by rotating through 5 themed stations.  These stations include:

1. Forests Measurements

2.Forest Ecology Walk

3. FireSmart

4. Tree and Plant Identification

5. Forest Protection-Fire, Insects and Disease

Sep
1
Fri
Canada 150 All Nation Tree Plant (entire month of Sept.) – Revelstoke, BC @ B.C. Interior Forestry Museum
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day

“It’s an international event,” said Glenn Westrup, director of the B.C. Interior Forestry Museum which is located next to the Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre.

Westrup said a total of six beds representing six different continents have been prepared at the museum. The idea is to have garden beds representing the six continents that the people of Revelstoke have come from that make Canada a great place.

The six beds include:

  • Australian/New Zealand bed
  • UK/Europe
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • South America

Originally the plan was to include all large trees, but Westrup said this has now changed and each of the six beds will include a mixture of different types of plants.

“There are common varieties to each bed but there are individual plants, for example in the Asian one there’s a Japanese maple. They’re not all local Canadian West Coast plants,” he said. “It’s a work in progress because they’re garden beds. They’ll start off small.When we come back next summer they’ll be growing, each year the plants will develop more.”

Anyone can take part in the project, however, Westrup says the museum would like people to contact them in advance for planning purposes. The plan is to have family names included on a board in each of the garden beds.

“We would like people to give us a bit of notice. All we need to know from people is the name they would like to be represented on the tree board that we’ll put up at the end of the event on each tree bed to say, ‘This family has been in Canada for 150 years and they came from the Ukraine.’” We’re trying to be organized about it,” said Westrup, who noted the museum wants to ensure that there is representation for all of the beds.

Westrup said that while the museum would like to have family names included people do have the option of planting anonymously.

“Family names do not have to be included, but the idea is to represent a family has come to Canada from somewhere. The purpose is to show people have come here from all over the world,” said Westrup, who himself came to Canada 10 years ago from Australia.

Westrup also said anyone can plant no matter how long their family has been in Canada for.

“The amount of time people have been in Revelstoke or Canada isn’t really a factor. Canada is made up of older families who have been here for generations and generations and newer arrivals,” he said.

The Canada 150 Tree Plant takes place during the entire month of September leading up to National Tree Day on Sept. 27. To take part in the event email info@bcforestrymuseum.ca

Sep
23
Sat
National Forest Week Festival – Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON @ York Regional Forest, Hollidge Tract 16389 Hwy 48
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Canada’s Forests: Our Stories, Our Future. During the week of September 24th to 30th, York Region will be celebrating National Forest Week with a number of events.

Saturday, September 23rd , 2017 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

York Regional Forest, Hollidge Tract 16389 Highway 48, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville

Admire and shop for art made from and inspired by nature.  Celebrate the beauty and splendor of art in the forest.  Get your face painted and become a work-of-art. Beat on a drum, take a horse drawn wagon ride and go for a walk in the forest. Enjoy an edible aquifer and learn about backyard tree planting. Take a tree seedling home to plant in your yard.

Explore the Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre to discover how it captures rainwater, will create its own electricity and was constructed from locally sourced and repurposed materials. Building tours take place at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Join the Oak Ridges Trail Association on a moderately paced guided 3.6 km hike in the rolling hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine at 10:30 a.m., or join a naturalist on a slower paced nature walk at 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m..   Registration recommended for guided walks.

Join us rain or shine. Meet local artisans and be inspired.

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Haig Brown Fall Festival – Campbell River, BC
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Haig Brown Fall Festival
Sunday September 24 from 12-4 at the Haig Brown House.
2250 Campbell River Road
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CIF Walk in the Woods – Prince George, BC @ Willow River Interpretive Trail
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm

The local Cariboo section of the Canadian Institute of Forestry in Prince George has organized “Walk in the Woods” tours for elementary school students during National Forest Week. These tours take place along the Willow River Interpretive Trail east of Prince George from the Monday to Friday of National Forest Week, September 25-29. On Saturday, the 30th we will be hosting tours for the public as well as a BBQ at the woodlot-please join!

Wild Path Yoga + Nature – Pembroke, ON @ Shaw Woods Outdoor Educational Centre
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Celebrate National Forest Week by participating in a guided educational hike around a beautiful old growth forest and learn about our indigenous trees, plants, and how forest ecosystems work! Sip on some delicious hot chocolate and enjoy an energizing and nourishing yoga class. Suggested donation is $5 and all proceeds go to the Shaw Woods Outdoor Educational Centre!

This event will be held at Shaw Woods, located at 2065 Bulger Road, North Algona Wilberforce Township, about 20 minutes from Pembroke.

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Forestry Employment Expo – Campbell River, BC @ Maritime Heritage Centre
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Interested in a career in forestry?

Mark your calendar for Sept. 29, when Campbell River will host its first Forestry Employment Expo.

Sept. 24 to 30 is National Forestry Week, and the North Island Employment Foundations Society and the City of Campbell River Forestry Task Force are joining forces to highlight forestry careers and the many benefits of the industry at a Forestry Employment Expo Sept. 29 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Maritime Heritage Centre.

Exhibitors include participants from logging contractors; natural resource consulting; value-added businesses and training institutions. Job seekers, students and community members are all welcome to attend.

“Campbell River and the North Island have a long history and connection to the forest industry and in addition to the benefits of economic diversification forestry continues to be a very important economic driver that builds healthy, stable communities provincially and across the region,” says Rose Klukas, the City’s economic development officer. “According to the updated BC Jobs Plan, forestry directly contributed $7.3 billion to BC’s economy in 2015 and provides well-paying and diverse job opportunities in communities such as Campbell River.”

Forestry offers a range of career opportunities, from silviculture, production, harvesting, transportation and trades to forestry consulting, to roles as technologists and technicians, professionals in biology and natural resources as well as management and manufacturing.

Of the more than 2,600 jobs NIEFS posted in 2016:

· 404 (or 15 per cent) were forestry related

· 362 were full-time

· In both cases, these statistics show an increase over the previous two years.

“The anticipated retirements that lie ahead for people currently working in the forest industry will provide opportunities for a diverse range of people who have traditionally been under-represented in our workforce such as: youth, indigenous, women and new comers,” says Shannon Baikie, NIEFS’ regional manager of community and labour market services

“With the demands of the global economy and technological advances, forestry has become increasingly complex and requires a range of skills and specialized knowledge needed to maintain responsible stewardship of resources,” Klukas adds. “Ultimately, ensuring the industry has a highly skilled and adaptable workforce will allow the industry and rural communities to identify and take advantage of economic opportunities globally, for greater stability locally.”

“Preparing a workforce through education and training such as those provided through the Carihi Forestry program; North Island College; Vancouver Island University and other post-secondary institutions are essential to the continued efforts to directly connect training with jobs,” Baikie adds.

Other upcoming events for exploring career opportunities in Campbell River include: the NIEFS annual community Career Fair on Oct. 24 at the Community Centre and the Carihi Forestry Fair in early 2018.

To learn more about careers in Forestry check out http://thegreenestworkforce.ca or www.workbc.ca

Call of the Forest – Documentary Movie Screening – Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON @ The Lebovic Centre for Arts and Entertainment
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm

Canada’s Forests: Our Stories, Our Future. During the week of September 24th to 30th, York Region will be celebrating National Forest Week with a number of events.

Click here to view the official trailer for Call of the Forest

Friday, September 29th, 2017 7p.m.

Registration info to follow.

The Lebovic centre for Arts and Entertainment – 19 on the Park, Town of Whitchurch Stouffville

In a joint effort between York Region and the Town of Whitchurch Stouffville, we are proud to present the documentary Call of the Forest in a free viewing for National Forest week and Town of WS Culture Days.

In ‘Call Of The Forest – The Forgotten Wisdom Of Trees’. Beresford-Kroeger’s journey explores our profound biological and spiritual connection to trees. From Japan to California and Ireland to Germany, to Vancouver Island and across to the great Boreal Forest, Diana meets people who are taking the lead to replant, restore and protect the last of these great ancient species forests. As the journey progresses the film explores the science, folklore, and history of this essential, and often overlooked, eco-system.

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Forestry Walking Tour & BBQ – Prince George, BC @ Willow River Interpretive Trail
Sep 30 all-day

Join us for a FREE forestry walking tour, and bus ride to the Willow River Interpretive Trail (hwy 16E) on Saturday September 30th in celebration of National Forest Week!  The bus will depart Prince George on Saturday, September 30th, time TBA. This is a guided tour sponsored by the Cariboo Section of the Canadian Institute of Forestry, and you must RSVP Anna Monetta via email (amonetta@shaw.ca) before Sept. 26th in order to reserve your seat on the bus. All ages are welcome, and this is a family-friendly event!

“Fight for the Beaver Lodge Lands: Gift and Compromise” Documentary Film Screening – Campbell River, BC @ CR Museum
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“Fight for the Beaver Lodge Lands: Gift and Compromise” documentary film screening at the CR Museum. Saturday September 30 from 12-4 with the film showing at 1:00.
Annual Community TREE Plant – Shawnigan Lake, BC
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join our family at the 3rd Community TREE Plant! 🌲💚🌳

In a time of obvious and evolving environmental concerns, we are working hard to bring forward thinking people together… To plant native TREEs, share knowledge, spread hope and inspire change.

This is a free, family, and fun community event during National Forest Week. Enjoy an opportunity to plant a few TREEs, and re-connect with nature. Meet, learn and share information with other passionate local folks. Enter your name to take home a Free TREE or Free TREE Gifts (like a 10Tree Shirt)! Scoop a complimentary snack and learn more about our local efforts and how you can help.

We believe every bit adds up, and as Jane Goodall says… “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

Please stay tuned for more details as we get closer… We look forward to growing with you!

Learn more about our event on Facebook.