February 20, 2019 – Ottawa: Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) announced that its Awards of Excellence luncheon will take place this year in Vancouver on May 9th. The second annual event recognizes and celebrates the men and women who have made special contributions to strengthen Canada’s forest products sector and our forestry communities.

 

“We launched the Awards of Excellence program last year to honour some of our best and brightest, and to celebrate some special people doing incredible work in our industry,” said FPAC President and CEO Derek Nighbor. “The event is also a chance for us to thank some people who might not work in our sector, but have been champions alongside us in supporting sustainable forest management and the economic benefits that Canadian forestry brings to our communities and the country,” Nighbor added.

 

Nominations are being accepted from FPAC member companies through March 9th and independent judging panels have been assigned to determine the winners.

 

FPAC’s Awards of Excellence program consists of the following awards categories:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Outstanding Member Award
  • Award of Excellence for Women in Forestry
  • Rising Star Award
  • Innovation Award
  • Indigenous Business Leadership Award
  • Skills Award for Indigenous Youth
  • Forest Community Champion
  • Industry Partnership Award

 

Information on last year’s FPAC award winners, is available at:

http://www.fpac.ca/fpac-presents-forest-community-champion-and-partner-awards/

 

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FPAC provides a voice for Canada’s wood, pulp, and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. The $69-billion-a-year forest products industry represents 2% of Canada’s GDP and is one of Canada’s largest employers operating in more than 600 communities and providing 230,000 direct jobs across the country.

 

For more information contact:

 

Kerry Patterson-Baker,

Vice President, Communications

e : kpatterson-baker@fpac.ca

t : 613-563-1441 ext. 314

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