For the first time in its five-year history, the annual Forest Fair is being held on the east coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The event, focused on promoting the provincial forest sector, will be held at the Jack Byrne Arena in Torbay from May 10 to 12.
Renewable Resource, Sustainable Future is the theme of this year’s Forest Fair. The event presents a variety of interactive displays and demonstrations, forest harvesting and firefighting equipment, and will feature mascots Smokey the Bear and Marti the Pine Marten.
“Forest Fair 2012 will provide opportunity to learn first hand the importance of the forest industry and sustainable forest management practices,” said Jerome Kennedy, Minister of Natural Resources and Minister Responsible for the Forestry and Agrifoods Agency. “The forest industry is important to the entire province and we look forward to raising awareness in the eastern region.”
The minister will address attendees on Friday, May 11, at 10:00 a.m.
Hosted by the Department of Natural Resources Forestry and Agrifoods Agency, admission to Forest Fair is free and open to the general public.