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Northern Alberta Forestry Show
Official Show Guide
"Our Forest Our Future"


President, 8th Biennial NAFS Board of Directors

 On behalf of the Board of Directors of the 8th Biennial Northern Alberta Forestry show, I would like to extend a sincere greeting to all visitors and exhibitors. This year's exhibition of the newest forestry technology is spread out over the spacious setting at Evergreen Park, providing a perfect setting for our Forestry Show. Featuring over 350 booths this year, there will be something for everyone. This year's theme, Our Forest-Our Future, reflects the industries' commitment to a sustainable and steady growth. Our show supports our local and regional area with educational and financial commitments to both college and school children, for they are our future. I would also like to take this time to thank the dedicated volunteers and sponsors who have worked to put together the finest show in Canada. I look forward to meeting everyone at the show and the many other special events planned over the three days this coming May. Successfully, Lyle Dalgleish, President, 8th Biennial Northern Alberta Forestry Show


Message from the Minister of Resource Development

On behalf of the Department of Resource Development, I am pleased to bring greetings to the participants of the 8th Biennial Northern Alberta Forestry Show. As Minister, it is my job to ensure the province's resources are developed to the benefit of all Albertans. This show is an acknowledgement of the forest industry's importance in Alberta's economy, contributing to its high standard of economic diversification. It is our expectation this importance will both be enhanced and a source of growth in the future. The theme, Our Forests-Our Future, is significant in showing that while we continue to develop the timber resource, it is being done in a sustainable manner, leaving a legacy for future generations of Albertans. I look forward to working with the forest industry in the future. Congratulations and thanks to everyone who has helped make this event possible and best wishes to both visitors and exhibitors. Mike Cardinal, Minister of Resource Development


Member of Parliament for Peace River 

As the Member of Parliament for Peace River, I would like to offer my support for this year's Northern Alberta Forestry Show, Our Forests-Our Future. Our forestry industry is a very important contributor to our local, provincial and national economy. Canada has been a world leader in forest management. It is vital that our forests continue to be a sustainable resource for future generations. This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to learn more about the forestry industry, to appreciate the contribution that it makes to our area and to give us a glimpse of the direction the industry will be taking in the future. I hope that you enjoy the show! Charlie Penson,MP


Member of Legislative Assembly for Grande PrairieWapiti 

On behalf of the constituents of Grande Prairie Wapiti, I am pleased to welcome exhibitors and visitors to the Northern Alberta Forestry Show. Truly "Our Forest" is "Our Future" here in this Region. I am proud that many dynamic forest companies and their suppliers and contractors have chosen to locate in Grande Prairie Wapiti. We value the contribution you make and appreciate the good "Corporate Citizens" that you have been and continue to be. Enjoy the show. Gordon Graydon,MLA


Member of Legislative Assembly for Grande Prairie Smoky 

I would like to say hello and welcome to all my neighbours and friends in the Grande Prairie and Smoky Region. The Northern Alberta Forestry Show is a great event and it is my honour to support it this year as your government representative. For those visiting our region for the 2001 show, I hope you enjoy your weekend and return for the biennial event. The forestry industry has shaped many of our lives as we have watched it progress from our fathers' hands to ours, and one day we will prepare our children to take control in the future. It is something we take pride in. Over the past 20 years, we have seen a stronger development of regulation for our forests. Because we respect our forests and want to protect our children's futures, we have taken great care in developing how we promote the forest as an industry and viable business. It is this care that will guarantee the success of the forestry industry in the future. It is my pleasure to be a member of such a great community. The clean air and the natural surroundings are good for us all. There is something to be said for raising your children in a place where they are privileged to know what the "outdoors" means. It is our responsibility, though, to continue to build and protect our forests. The enforcement of boundaries we have set through the mission of sustainable development ensures that no one will abuse our privileges. It is our promise to the land and our children that our forests will continue to thrive in the future. Sincerely, Mel Knight, MLA Grande Prairie Smoky


Office of the Mayor 

Welcome to exhibitors, participants and visitors to Our Forest Our Future. The City of Grande Prairie recognizes and appreciates the value of the forest industry to our City and Region. As a renewable resource "Our Forests" can definitely be "Our Future". Shows such as these give us the opportunity not only to see what is new but also to say "Thank You" for all you do and "All the Best" in the years to come. Sincerely, Mayor John Boyle


Reeve, County of Grande Prairie No. 1 

The Council and citizens of the County of Grande Prairie No.1 welcome all exhibitors and visitors to this world class show. The forestry industry has always been a strong economic contributor both to this Region and to the Province. The County of Grande Prairie No. 1 is honoured to work with the corporate citizens in the forestry industry to provide safe and viable communities. Congratulations to the organizing committee and the many volunteers on the excellent job you have done in putting together this extraordinary exhibition. We also extend a thank you to the many exhibitors. Without you, the success of this event would not be possible. Welcome to all who are visiting the Peace Region to partake in this grand show. We are certain that you will not be disappointed. Sincerely, Roy Borstad, Reeve, County of Grande Prairie No.1


Grande Prairie Regional Agricultural & Exhibition Society 

The Board of Directors of the Grande Prairie Regional Agricultural & Exhibition Society would like to welcome delegates, exhibitors and participants to the 8th Biennial Northern Alberta Forestry Show at Evergreen Park, Grande Prairie, Alberta. This trade show is a great opportunity for exhibitors and participants from around the world to meet, to share ideas and information, to learn from the experience of others, to socialize, and to contribute to the future development of the forest industry. A most sincere thank you to the Northern Alberta Forestry Show Board of Volunteer Directors, the sponsors, and the people who have contributed to the planning and the organization of this year's show. Sincerely, Joe Blanchard, President, Grande Prairie Regional Agricultural & Exhibition Society


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