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National Forest Week

National Forest Week - Art Contest Winners!

Art Contest For Kids
In honour of National Forest Week, hundreds of children got out their crayons and pencils to show what the forest means to them. The Truck Loggers Association (TLA) and the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) were thrilled with the creative pictures entered in their art contest.
Age Category 9-12 Years

Winner: Luke Block, Age 10, Terrace

Runner Up: Alicja Grymuza, Age 10, Parksville (left)
Runner Up: Alexander Alguire, Campbell River, Age 10 (right)
Age Category 6-8 Years

Winner: Jordyn Meville, Age 7, 100 Mile House

Runner Up: Sophia Neilsen, Age 8, Campbell River (left)
Runner Up: Ayla Block, Age 8, Terrace (right)

Age Category 4-5 Years

Winner: Odetta Muise Bissett, Age 5, Queen Charlotte

Runner Up: Elencia Hazelton-Plante, Age 5, Francoise Lake (left)
Runner Up: Linden Chewter, Age 5, Nelson Hazelton-Plante (right)

History of National Forest Week

Established circa 1920 as Forest Fire Prevention Week, the intention was to encourage greater public awareness towards Canada’s forests. At the time, there was no apparent shortage of trees for industrial expansion – the greatest threat came from forest fires, due mainly to human causes. Since then National Forest Week (NFW), as it was renamed in 1967, has evolved to encompass the many and varied human and environmental aspects of Canada’s forest resources – past, present and future. Although special activities are promoted across Canada, National Forest Week remains first and foremost a challenge to individual Canadians to learn more about their forest heritage and support greater recognition of this valuable resource. National Forest Week is observed annually during the last full week of September. National Tree Day is observed on the Wednesday of National Forest Week.
The BC Provincial Coalition 
The National Forest Week BC Provincial Coalition was established in 2013 with the overarching goal of showing young people in BC that they can enjoy time spent outdoors and learn more about the different uses of BC's forests including wood products, jobs, recreation and spiritual values. The TLA is a Platinum Sponsor of the Coalition