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Monday, December 11th 2023 7:00: Ira Sutherland (please click this link for event page)

2023 AGM

Oct 21-23, 2023. North Vancouver, British Columbia. Please join us for our 2023 Annual General Meeting.

Zoom registration link for Saturday hybrid meeting attendees here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ocuGvrjgqG9fBrF3Zw9qsxK-JfmqIuexo.


Friday October 20th, 2023
6pm: Optional greet and gathering at Farina a Lenga (www.farinaalegna.com)

Location: 119 2nd Street East, North Vancouver, BC. V7L 1C2

Saturday October 21st, 2023

Location: North Vancouver Museum, Archives Collection

3203 Institute Rd North Vancouver BC V7K 3E5 

Archives Collection – North Vancouver – North Vancouver Museum (monova.ca)

9:30am   – 10:00am        Set-up for virtual portion of AGM 

10:00am – 11:30am        Morning AGM – Archives Conference Room (also online via Zoom, see above for coordinates).
11:30am – 12:15pm        Larry Marshik presentation and questions. “Vanishing Skid Roads”. Evidence of ca.1895 to 1915 logging in the forest above Lynn Valley. Includes flumes & donkey engines.

12:15pm – 1:30pm          Lunch at Brown’s Social House (https://www.brownssocialhouse.com/lynn-valley)

1255 Lynn Valley Road

1:30pm   – 3:00pm        Tour with MONOVA Archives collections
3:00pm   – 3:30pm        Refreshments

3:30pm   – 5:00pm        Panel Presentation: 

                                       North Shore Forestry Heritage slideshow and presentations

5:30pm   – 7:30pm          Dinner at Burgoo Bistro, Lonsdale – Burgoo-menu.pdf 

      3 Lonsdale Avenue Shipyards District, North Vancouver


10:00am – 12:00pm        Skid road tour with Larry Marshik

Remains of the 1895 – 1915 logging in the present forest – right in Lynn Valley’s backyard!

Location: 5051 Mountain Highway, North Vancouver (Easting:  497474.00 m E Northing:  5467330.00 m N)

Detailed directions:

Distance from parking to start of Cedar Tree Trail – 0.5km 

   – all moderate uphill road grade on private (aka gated) road to Grouse Mtn

Distance from start of Cedar Tree Trail to Main Site (camp 2 area) – 0.6 km

  – level-ish, some rocky & root sections, at Camp 2 and beyond trail is muddy if wet conditions. 

Tour map outline:

Oct 23, 2023. Commemoration of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution Sopron Event

Please join UBC and Sopron elders and descendents for a commemoration of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Details below. Please RSVP to Debbie McPherson at debbie.mcpherson@ubc.ca or 604-822-8787.

 Listening Parties

Listening Parties

 Saturday, July 23, 10:30 am – Logging Contractor VIV WILLIAMS (1915-2002) in Interview – A LISTENING PARTY!

Widely respected as an innovator and significant industry contributor, Viv Williams discussed his long career in logging contracting (Fraser Valley,  Vancouver Island, Skidegate inlet, South Bentinck Arm, Spuzzum Creek) in interviews with Arnold McCoombs (1990) and Gerry Burch (1998). The Forest History Association’s Oral History Committee has made an audio-visual edit of this interview material and will host a (45 min+) Listening Party.

ALL WELCOME. Please register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Previous Listening Parties

Between 1997 and 2003, Gerry Burch undertook 60 oral history interviews, recorded on cassette. The FHABC has digitized many of these recordings, and is creating “best of” edits, bolstered by archival images, to be shared in “listening Parties”. 

The first was held Sept 25, 2021, with then 98-year-old Gerry Burch in conversation with then 89-year-old Bruce Devitt. We watched/listened to the 2001 recording, followed by a moderated question and answer with both Burch and Devitt.

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Previous AGMs

Previous AGMs Some previous AGM highlights can be read in Newsletter reports:

· 2022 AGM was a virtual event. It took place on Dec 13, 2022.

· 2021 AGM was again “virtual”, held on Saturday. September 25, 10 a.m. until noon. Following the business meeting, Ira Sutherland presented on “Social-ecological change in the British Columbia forestry system” and on Sunday we hosted our first oral-history listening-party. Newsletter 112

· 2020 A “Virtual” AGM organized by Prince George members, featuring UNBC archives, a virtual tour at the Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum, and a digital project presentation: Newsletter 108

· 2019 Kamloops, featuring a Fire Centre tour and a mountain pine beetle presentation: Newsletter 104

· 2017/18 Vancouver, featuring  a visit to UBC RBSC, and an evening spent at the Hastings Mill Store Museum: Newsletter 100

· 2016 Powell River, featuring a Friday pub session, a Museum tour and a Saturday dinner speaker Newsletter 98

· Other locations: 2015, Revelstoke; 2014, Duncan; 2013, Kamloops; 2012, Victoria; 2011, Vernon; 2010, Mission; 2009, Prince George; 2008, Squamish; 2007, Kamloops; 2006, Burnaby Village Museum; 2005, Parksville; 2004 Coquitlam; ….. 1983, Duncan (the first AGM)

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Previous Event: In 2018 we had a book give-a-way!

All FHABC members (and members-to-be) were eligible to receive a copy of Gilbert Paille’s 2013 book “A History of Forestry in Canada.” Anyone who became a member of the association before June 15 was welcome to take advantage of this book offer. Thank you to the Société d’histoire forestière du Québec, for making these English books available!

More info on the book: https://fpinnovations.ca/media/news-releases/Documents/2014/0203-lancement-history-of-forestry.pdf

The deadline for ordering your book was Friday June 15.

While the book itself was free, there was a modest fee to cover postage.

For residents of Vancouver and Victoria this was $4 (the cost of bulk shipping all the books from Quebec City to the lower mainland).

Members elsewhere in BC, unfortunately, had to cover the additional postage from the lower mainland. But still a bargain!

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