Apr. 24: Black Bear Safety & Wildlife Awareness Workshop, Maritime College of Forest Technology, Fredericton, N.B. For details phone 506-458-0649, email ce@mcft.ca, or visit ce.mcft.ca.

Apr. 27: 2019 Eastern Woodland Conference, Havre Boucher Community Centre, Havre Boucher, N.S. Topics and resources for woodland owners and forest professionals to help manage land sustainably. $20 pre-register (until Apr. 5), $25 at the door, $15 for students, lunch included with registration fee. Grand prize chainsaw awarded at end of day. Phone 1-855-679-663 or visit nswoods.ca.

Apr. 29-May 3: N.S. Watercourse Alteration Certification for sizers (Apr. 29-May-1) and installers (May 1-3), Best Western Glengarry, Truro, N.S., offered by Maritime College of Forest Technology. For details phone 506-458-0649, email ce@mcft.ca, or visit ce.mcft.ca.

Apr. 30-May 2: RPAS Ground School 2019, Maritime College of Forest Technology, Bathurst, N.B. Transport Canada TP 15263 compliant training. Learn about new regulations and flight reviews. For details phone 506-458-0649, email ce@mcft.ca, or visit ce.mcft.ca.

May 4: Spring Fling fundraiser, Breton Forest, Middle River, N.S. Celebration and demonstrations of restoration forestry work, milling, skills, plus forest products, crafters fair, food truck, and live music as well as door prizes and investment opportunities. Phone 902-957-2947, email stacie@bretonforest.org, or visit www.bretonforest.org.

May 6-10: N.B. Watercourse Alteration Certification, Maritime College of Forest Technology, Bathurst, N.B. For details phone 506-458-0649, email ce@mcft.ca, or visit ce.mcft.ca.

May 7-9: Certified Basic Chainsaw Safety, Operation, and Management, Maritime College of Forest Technology, Fredericton, N.B. For details phone 506-458-0649, email ce@mcft.ca, or visit ce.mcft.ca.

May 7-9: Ontario Professional Foresters’ Association AGM, Thunder Bay, Ont.

Phone 905-877-3617 or visit opfa.ca.

May 9: Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) Awards of Excellence, Vancouver, B.C. Second annual event recognizing those who have made special contributions to strengthen Canada’s forest products sector and our forestry communities. Visit www.fpac.ca.

May 14-16: Quebec Forest Industry Council 2019 Convention, Quebec City, Que. Phone 418-657-7916 or visit www.cifq.qc.ca.

May 17-18: Northeastern Forest Products Equipment and Loggers’ Expo, Cross Insurance Center, Bangor, ME. Visit www.northernlogger.com or phone 1-800-318-7561 or 315-369-3078.

May 25: NSWOOA AGM, Debert Hospitality Centre, Debert, N.S. Email Andy Kekacs, andy.nswooa@gmail.com, phone toll-free 1-855-NS-WOODS (1-855-679-6637), or visit nswooa.ca.

May 27-31: N.B. Watercourse Alteration Certification, Maritime College of Forest Technology, Fredericton, N.B. For details phone 506-458-0649, email ce@mcft.ca, or visit ce.mcft.ca.

Jun. 6-8: SkogsElmia, Jönköping, Sweden. Focus is on forest ownership, transfer, and forest management to technology and logistics that minimize ground damage at the whole Nordic region’s forestry fair. Visit www.elmiawood.com.

Jun. 10-14: N.S. Watercourse Alteration Certification for sizers (Jun. 10-12) and installers (Jun. 12-14), Best Western Glengarry, Truro, N.S., offered by Maritime College of Forest Technology. For details phone 506-458-0649, email ce@mcft.ca, or visit ce.mcft.ca.

Jun. 18-20: Maritime Lumber Bureau 80th AGM, Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland, St. John’s, N.L. Phone 902-667-3889 or visit www.mlb.ca.

Jul. 6-7: 4th annual Nova Scotia Lumberjack Championships, Barrington, N.S. Visit www.novalumberjacks.com.

Aug. 24-25: 2nd annual Canadian National Axe Throwing Championships, Liverpool, N.S. Visit www.novalumberjacks.com.

Sept. 30-Oct. 4: Woodrise International Conference 2019, Quebec City Convention Centre, Quebec City, Que. With a theme and focus on “Building our cities for future generations” various presentations and plenary sessions will bring together specialists and experts from multiple fields of interest, and will feature a tour of Origine, a 13-storey, 41-metre high, solid wood building constructed in Quebec City, the tallest all-wood building in North America. Visit woodrise2019.ca.

Nov. 4-8: N.S. Watercourse Alteration Certification for sizers (Nov. 4-6) and installers (Nov. 6-8), Best Western Glengarry, Truro, N.S., offered by Maritime College of Forest Technology. For details phone 506-458-0649, email ce@mcft.ca, or visit ce.mcft.ca.

Nov. 25-29: N.B. Watercourse Alteration Certification, Maritime College of Forest Technology, Fredericton, N.B. For details phone 506-458-0649, email ce@mcft.ca, or visit ce.mcft.ca.