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Alberta forestry show scaled back
Reflecting the difficult business conditions in the forest industry, the Northern Alberta Forestry & Construction Show has made changes to the show this year at Evergreen Park in Grande Prairie.
The show has been scaled back to a one-day event with inside displays only, beginning at 12 p.m., Friday May 8, and continuing on to the Dine and Dance on the Friday night. There will be no outdoor displays at this year's show.
There will be a live and silent auction Friday night, with the funds raised going to the NAIT Forestry Student Bursary and the cost of transporting children to the "Walk through the Forest" program.
The show will be presenting seminars and demonstrations on May 8 including a one-day seminar and demonstration tour titled "Reducing your Industrial Footprint through Innovation."
Although the forest industry may be going through tough times, the City of Grande Prairie continues to be a major centre of support and supply to the industry, and employees from many industry suppliers form an essential part of the small group of volunteers who dedicate their time and resources to carry on this biennial event.
Show organizers are anticipating positive attendance for the revamped one-day show. The show has run for more than 20 years, and show organizers are hopeful that the next Northern Alberta Forestry & Construction Show in May 2010 will see healthier times for the forest industry--and a return to a larger show.
Further information about the show is available at www.evergreenpark.ca.
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