Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased to announce its 2020 Green Dream Bloggers – winners of its annual summer internships contest.

The national Green Dream Bloggers program was launched in 2013 to provide students working in the forest products sector with an opportunity to promote their work experiences in Canada’s forests and mills over the course of the summer.

“Despite the serious challenges posed by COVID-19, our team was happy to see such great interest in the program again this year from both forestry companies and summer interns,” said FPAC President and CEO Derek Nighbor.  “The Green Dream Bloggers program not only provides development opportunities for young Canadians and raises awareness of the different jobs in our industry, but it also showcases in real time how we are sustainably managing our forests and the innovative and environmentally-friendly products being manufactured at Canadian mills,” Nighbor added.

Those selected to be FPAC’s Green Dream Bloggers will receive a scholarship to support their ongoing education, as they begin the process of blogging about their experiences in Canada’s forest products industry throughout the summer.  This year’s winners are:

  • Ty Edwards, Tolko Forest Products, Meadow Lake, SK
  • William Gauthier, EACOM Timber Corporation, Sullivan, QC
  • Gabrielle Gauthier, Resolute Forest Products, St.-Thomas, QC
  • Julia Hollingsworth, Weyerhaeuser, Grande Prairie, AB
  • Brelynn Howard, Resolute Forest Products, Thunder Bay, ON
  • Jaime Jacques, Weyerhaeuser, Grande Prairie, AB
  • Arianna Loogman, Mercer International, Peace River, AB
  • Francis Perron, Resolute, Maniwaki, QC
  • Jordan Rock, Tolko Forest Products, Prince Albert, SK
  • Lina Sbai, Resolute Forest Products, Gatineau, QC
  • Jace Timmer, Tolko Forest Products, Meadow Lake, SK

The blogs are posted bi-weekly throughout the summer and can be found here: http://thegreenestworkforce.ca/index.php/blog/.

 

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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 $73.6-billion-a-year forest products industry represents 12 per cent of Canada’s manufacturing GDP and is one of Canada’s largest employers operating in over 600 communities, providing 230,000 direct jobs, and over 600,000 indirect 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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