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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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Exhibitor List

ATB Financial

Ph: 780-882-4460

Alberta Sustainable
Resource Development

Ph: 780-538-6219

Barda Equipment

Ph: 780-532-0097

Brandt Tractor

Ph: 780-532-3414

Cash & Camping Lottery

Ph: 780-532-0506

Cover All North

Ph: 780-532-0366

County of Grande Prairie No.1

Ph: 780-532-9722

Endeavour Equipment

Ph: 780-897-2455

Fairview Campus

Ph: 780-835-6645

FERIC/FP Innovations

Ph: 780-624-4529

 

 

Fort Garry Industries

Ph: 780-447-4422

Fountain Tire

Ph: 1-800-222-6481

Grande Prairie Regional College

Ph: 780-539-2793

Kubota Grande Equipment

Ph: 780-538-9330

Liebherr-Canada Ltd.

Ph: 450-963-7174

Milligan Bio-Tech Inc

Ph: 306-272-6284

Pioneer Parts Rebuilding

Ph: 250-561-0122

Resource Industry
Suppliers Association

Ph: 780-489-5900

Risley Equipment

Ph: 1-866-783-7243

Vector Communications

Ph: 780-532-2555

Woodland Operations
Learning Foundation (WOLF)

Ph: 780-849-8724

 
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