Canadas Forest Sector Announces Winners of Annual Green Dream Internship Program

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July 15, 2021

For Immediate Release
July 15, 2021

Ottawa, Ontario – Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Green Dream Internship Program. Winners will blog about their work experiences in Canada’s forests and mills over the course of the summer. 

The national Green Dream Internship Program was launched in 2013 to provide students working in the forest products sector with an opportunity to share perspectives and learnings from their summer work experience. 

“Despite the many challenges presented by COVID-19, we have been very pleased to see strong interest in proceeding with summer internships from Canadian forest companies and students alike,” said FPAC President and CEO Derek Nighbor. “The Green Dream Internship Program not only provides development opportunities for young Canadians, but it also gives them a first-hand look at our commitment to sustainable forest management, advancing Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and communities, and the growing demand for our sector’s green products.”

FPAC’s Green Dream Interns receive a scholarship to support their ongoing education. This year’s recipients include:

  • Andy Goodson, Weyerhaeuser – Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan
  • Arianna Loogman, Mercer International – Peace River, Alberta
  • Aurelia Jas, Weyerhaeuser – Grande Prairie, Alberta
  • Carter Wilde, Alberta Newsprint Company, Whitecourt, Alberta 
  • Charles Martel, Resolute Forest Products – Saint Thomas, Quebec 
  • Drew Ackerman, Tolko Industries Ltd. – Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan
  • Emma Schlosser, Alberta Newsprint Company – Whitecourt, Alberta
  • Emmett Benoit, Millar Western – Whitecourt, Alberta 
  • Ian Henry Penninga, Tolko Industries Ltd. – Slave Lake, Alberta
  • Maïka Lambert, Resolute Forest Products - Saint-Félicien, Quebec 
  • Mark Tennant, EACOM Timber – Timmins, Ontario 
  • Megan McPhee, Canfor Corporation – Fort St. John, British Columbia 
  • Sarah Collins, Millar Western – Whitecourt, Alberta 
  • Shane Fulton, West Fraser – Fraser Lake, British Columbia
  • Taylor Popyk, West Fraser – 100 Mile House, British Columbia

Content generated by FPAC’s Green Dream Interns will be shared online throughout the summer. Follow along with their summer adventures on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

For more information contact:
Kerry Patterson-Baker
Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs
Follow FPAC on Twitter: @FPAC_APFC
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