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2022 AGM

Dates, location, and details to be announced

 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:

· 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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