St. John Valley

Salon de la forêt celebrates riches of the forest

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick — The University of Moncton, Edmundston Campus, School of Forestry announces the 30th Salon de la forêt will take place at the Palladium of St. Jacques May 3-5 with the theme “30th Adventure.”  

As is tradition, and through the generous contributions of its major partners, admission will be free during the show.

The organizing committee will present a salon full of educational and entertaining activities for young and old. This year, over 50 exhibitors will be on hand with a variety of forest-related attractions. Various major activities are also planned, including:

  • A competition of professional loggers sanctioned by the Maritime Lumberjack Association;
  • The Zip Line with the forest master Corbeau;
  • Discovery of world animals with Éducazoo;
  • Children’s show with the Clopin Noodle and Mr. Nono;
  • Evening with the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA);
  • Shooting activity with Edmundston Archers Club;
  • Scout entertainment and games for children with the Scouts of St. Basil;
  • The return of Chef Don with a surprise tasting.

There will be trout fishing, a Relay for Life benefit, tastings of maple products, face painting for children and a conference on FIRESMART: your home  – is it protected against forest fires? Other features will include food carving with chainsaws, a demonstration of forestry equipment and a baby contest.

The 2018 organizing committee is composed of various forestry enthusiasts:

  • Jean-Guy Beaulieu Bergeron and Melissa – public representatives
  • Danny Bouchard – ALPA Equipment
  • Karine Brideau – Acadian Timber
  • Jason Cyr (Chair) – JD Irving Ltd.
  • Sébastien Samson – JD Irving Ltd.
  • Samuel Pelletier and Alexis Couturier – student representatives – School of Forestry, UMCE
  • Jeff Levesque (Coordinator) – Research Forest, UMCE
  • Anne-Lebrun Ruff – FPInnovations
  • Yves O’Brien – Groupe Savoie
  • Martine Marchand – Secretariat of Edmundston Youth
  • and Lucie Levesque – Ministry of Development of energy and resources NB

The public is invited to visit the website ( www.salondelaforet.ca ) and Fair Facebook page to see the full program.  

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