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Quesnel forestry students named to Green Team

Alexander Davis
Alexander Davis

Three Quesnel students have been named winners in the Forest Products Association of Canada 2018 Green Dream program.

Alexander Davis,Kayla Brock, and Matthew deSilva, all with West Fraser, are among 10 winners from across Canada.

The Green Dream Internship contest was first launched in 2013 to FPAC-member companies across Canada to provide students working in the industry, an opportunity to blog about their experiences – and in doing so, promote a wide variety of forest sector-related career opportunities.

Kayla Brock
Kayla Brock

“Canada’s forest products sector is only as strong as its people and future success is greatly influenced by developing the leaders of tomorrow,” said Derek Nighbor, CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada. “To that end, it’s important that we develop initiatives that engage young people and give them exposure to everything our industry has to offer.”

“The FPAC Green Dream Program serves as a development opportunity for interns but we also hope it will create interest and inspire other young Canadians to explore the forest products sector as a career option.”

The following 2018 Green Dream recipients will receive a scholarship towards their ongoing schooling in addition to an iPad mini or GoPro camera to help them blog about their experiences in Canada’s forest products industry throughout the summer:

  • Alexander Davis, West Fraser, Quesnel, BC
  • Catherine Laflamme, Resolute Forest Products, Girardville, QC
  • Conner Kezema, Weyerhaeuser, Hudson Bay, SK
  • Courtney Jackson, Resolute Forest Products, Thunder Bay, ON
  • Jessica Rempel, Tolko, Armstrong, BC
  • Kayla Brock, West Fraser, Quesnel, BC
  • Laurel Nikiforuk, Millar Western, Whitecourt, AB
  • Mandy MacRae, Louisiana Pacific, Chester, NS
  • Matthew deSilva, West Fraser, Quesnel, BC
  • Patrick Bampanga, Resolute Forest Products, Gatineau, QC
Matthe deSilva
Matthew deSilva

The Green Dream blogs are posted bi-weekly and can be found on the website ( The is an online resource website highlighting careers in Canada’s forest products industry and features a job-matching tool to match job seekers with rewarding careers in the sector. Career opportunities in Administration, Science and Engineering, Woodlands, Skilled Trades and Mill Operations are open now across the country. Visit for more details.

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