AFPA Profiles Local Forestry Family


The Alberta Forest Products Association has produced a video series to showcase the families that make the forestry industry great. The Vanderwells are one such family.


Promoted under the hashtag #fforestryfamilies, the AFPA has launched a social media campaign and video series to highlight five hardworking families that represent the backbone of Alberta's forestry industry.

“As we celebrate National Forest Week, we are also celebrating the tremendous families who work in our forests and mills,” commented AFPA President and CEO Paul Whittaker. “They have an incredible passion for what they do and a desire to pass their skills, knowledge, and love of community down to future generations. We are honoured to tell the stories of Alberta’s forestry families and the communities where they work.”

The Vanderwell Forestry Family video can be viewed on AFPA’s TwitterFacebook and YouTube pages, as well as the Association’s website.

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