Canada’s Forestry Sector Announces Awards of Excellence Recipients

September 22, 2020

By: The Working Forest Staff

FPAC — As the 100th anniversary of National Forest Week is celebrated across the country, Forest Products Association of Canada is using the opportunity to announce the recipients of its annual Awards of Excellence program. 2020 has been a year like no other and we have witnessed – firsthand – the resilience and commitment of our forest professionals and communities. Throughout it all, our people continued to produce essential products, safely sustain communities, and keep vital supply chains moving. Winners have been selected across several categories, including forest community champions, industry partners, Indigenous leadership, women in forestry, rising stars, innovation, and lifetime achievement.

 

FOREST COMMUNITY CHAMPION AWARD
The Honourable Lisa Raitt – former MP for Milton, Ontario and Cabinet Minister
William Amos – MP for Pontiac, Quebec and Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Innovation, Science, and Industry
Walt Cobb – Mayor, Williams Lake, British Columbia
Regional Deputy Grand Council Chief Edward Wawia, Northern Superior Region, Anishinabek Nation

FPAC PARTNERSHIP AWARD
Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta – Ecosystem Management Emulating Natural Disturbance project 
Ducks Unlimited Canada – Forest Management Wetlands Stewardship Initiative, Boreal Conservation Programs

FPAC OUTSTANDING MEMBER AWARD
Louise Riopel – Millar Western, Edmonton, Alberta
Kevin Larlee – AV Group, Nackawic, New Brunswick

FPAC / CANADIAN COUNCIL FOR ABORIGINAL BUSINESS INDIGENOUS BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AWARD
Alain Paul – Granules LG Inc., Mashteuiatsh, Quebec

FPAC / CANADIAN COUNCIL OF FOREST MINISTERS’ SKILLS AWARD FOR INDIGENOUS YOUTH
Autumn Quenville – Thunder Bay, Ontario
Raven Cardinal – Edmonton, Alberta
Hunter Corbiere – Waubaushene, Ontario

FPAC INNOVATION AWARD
Bonny Wood, Resolute Forest Products, Thunder Bay, Ontario

FPAC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Margaret Donnelly – Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc., Boyle, Alberta
Cindy Macdonald – West Fraser, Vancouver, British Columbia
Mark Feldinger – Canfor, Vancouver, British Columbia

FPAC WOMEN IN FORESTRY AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Charlene Strelaeff – Mercer Celgar, Castlegar, British Columbia

FPAC RISING STAR AWARD
Faye Cuadra – Canfor Pulp, Prince George, British Columbia

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