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.


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
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.

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.