Campbell River Gets Forestry Proud!

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It’s Forestry Proud time again! This year, our Forestry Friendly Communities crew hit the road to throw the Forestry Proud annual event in beautiful Campbell River (seriously, how is it possible that it’s ALWAYS sunny and gorgeous when we’re in CR??).

What is Forestry Proud Day, you ask?

It’s an annual celebration of forestry on Vancouver Island and the South Coast of British Columbia. It was started in 2018 as a way to gather a group together to celebrate pride in forestry. Each year, the event visits a different forestry community and pays homage to the dedicated folks in the sector who work hard to support their families and their communities.  

The event centrepiece is a flag raising with the local Mayor, but we also host a BBQ, and offer fun activities like a photo booth, a prize wheel and quiz, door prize draw, and special displays - this year from Vancouver Island University’s Forestry Program and Sylvan Vale Nursery.

Toques for Tuition is also an important part of the event. It’s a fundraiser we started to help raise money for scholarships for students pursuing forestry education or trades training. Toques are also available for purchase online here, or, if you know a forestry student, they can apply for scholarship here.

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Huge thanks the Mayor of Campbell River, Andy Adams, and to his team in the Mayor’s Office.

Hands up to Wei Wai Kum Elder, Sheryl Thompson, for the welcome blessing.

Thanks to our suppliers, 44th Element Films, All in One Party Shop, Island Life Photographics, Four Frames Photoboth, Associated Tire (for the amazing burgers, rather than tires), and Jim at Spirit Square.

Also big shout out to our FFC Ambassador, Mr. Steve Lackey…we could not have done this event without you!

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