Official MFRS/ MCFT Reunion Agenda

For those attending the Maritime Forest Ranger School and Maritime College of Forest Technology Reunion there is an agenda below, for those who have not yet confirmed your attendance, check out the below agenda:


Friday July 29th – Hugh John Flemming Forestry Center (HJFFC) Lobby

Registration – 5:30 pm to 7 pm
Cocktail Party – 6 pm -10 pm
Master of Ceremonies – Phil Jensen (MFRS-1957)
Hors d’oeuvres foods will be served.


Saturday Morning July 30th – HJFFC Strickland Yard

Morning Registration – 10:30 am to 11:30 am (Registration only for Alumni who did not register on Friday)
Alumni Woodsmen Competition and BBQ 11 am – 2 pm
BBQ- 11 am to 1:30 pm
Competition starts at 11:30 am
Chain Throw
Axe Throwing
Kettle Boil
Quarter Split

Saturday Evening July 30th – Fredericton Convention Centre

Evening Registration – 5 pm to 6 pm (Only for those not yet registered)
Lobby and cash bar open at 5pm
Banquet – 6 pm to 11:30
Seating – 6 pm
Dinner – 6:35 pm
“Lucien” 7:15 pm
Music and dancing 8:15 pm to 11:30 pm


Sunday Morning July 31st – HJFFC Cafeteria

Breakfast and woodlot tours – 10 am to 1:30 pm


Sunday Evening July 31st – HJFFC Strickland yard

Campfire or poker tournament – 7 pm
The campfire will be dependant on weather and burn restrictions. If we are unable to have the campfire, a poker tournament will be held in the Field Training Building.
BYOB – water, soft drinks and snacks will be provided.


For those looking to confirm their attendance should contact Andre Arseneault at or at 506-471-5188.

Tickets on Lloyd Fitzgerald Painting and Prints Available

Hi All,

Below is a scan of the Lloyd Fitzgerald painting commissioned by the Alumni Association for the 70 year celebration.
The painting is matted and framed. The cost of the painting is over $3000 and the Alumni Association is selling tickets for $20 each (300 Maximum).

In addition, they are selling 100 numbered, unframed prints for $100 each.

Prints and tickets will be sold at the reunion, however anyone not attending the Reunion and interested in purchasing a ticket or a print can contact Andre Arseneault at or at 506-471-5188. The draw will be help during the Banquet, Saturday, July 30th at the Fredericton Convention Centre.




It is with heavy hearts we learn of Ken’s passing, he certainly will be missed.


Hardie, Kenneth Thomas Laing

Ken Hardie of Lower Kars, NB, loving husband of Deborah Boles, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2016 at Saint John Regional Hospital. Born August 22, 1953, in Montreal, Ken was the son of John Laing Hardie (Selkirk, MB) and the late Alice Thompson.

Ken grew up in Dollard des Ormeaux, QC, attended high school in Pointe Claire, and university at Sir George Williams in Montreal. In 1971 Ken migrated east to study science and play varsity football at UNB where he made lifelong friendships. After university, Ken put down Maritime roots. He remained in Fredericton where he managed the UNB Student Union and played for the infamous Atlantic Rentals hockey team. However, his life soon changed when he fell in love and married Deborah Boles in 1981. The newlyweds moved to a 230 year old farmhouse in Lower Kars on Belleisle Bay. It was here that Ken found his passion – the forest. He developed a Fundy Model woodlot on his farm and began a storied career in forestry in which he held many positions: executive director of the NB Federation of Woodlot Owners, and leadership roles in the Southern New Brunswick Wood Co-op, the SNB Marketing Board and the SNB Working Woodlot program. Ken was a proud founding member of the New Brunswick Community Land Trust.

Ken Hardie was a humble man of character and integrity who possessed a fine sense of humour. He earned the respect and admiration of all who knew him. He was passionate about environmental stewardship, nature and wildlife. His love of animals, especially his many hounds and cats, was legendary, but above all it was Deborah, his friends and family that mattered most. He will be missed. Ken was predeceased by his cherished Bernese Mountain Dog, Addie.

Besides his wife of 35 years, Ken is survived by his father; sister, Margaret (Gerald Beaudoin) of Havelock, QC; brother, Robert Hardie (Lynn Charette) of Halifax, NS; and brother-in-law, David Boles of Fredericton. Ken was the loving uncle of Mathiew and the late Jean-Luke Beaudoin; and Tyler, Jordyn and Austyn Hardie. He was much loved by cousins, Anne Maura and Mary Alice.

A memorial gathering will be held at McAdam’s Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Words of remembrance to celebrate Ken’s life will occur at 3:00 pm followed by a reception. For those who wish, donations may be made in Ken’s memory to the New Brunswick Community Land Trust, the SPCA or a charity of the donor’s choice.

McAdam’s Funeral Home

2016 Provincial Scalers Exam/ Examens Provinciaux de Mesureurs 2016

Arrangements for the 2016 Provincial Scalers Examinations are as follows:

Location: Florenceville DNR Office, 381 Centreville Road, Route 110, Florenceville-Bristol, NB

May 26, starting at 8:30 AM – General License, Stacked Measure
May 27, starting at 8:30 AM – FBM

Applications (attached) must be received at DNR Forest Management Branch by April 29th.

DNR will be conducting a Scalers Refresher Course on May 24th and 25th in both official languages at this same location (8:30 – 4:30). This is available to exam candidates only. There is no fee for this refresher. Candidates are strongly encouraged to attend.


Les examens provinciaux de 2016 à l’intention des mesureurs se dérouleront aux dates et lieu que voici :

Lieu : bureau MRN District-Florenceville, 381 rue Centreville, Route 110, Florenceville-Bristol, NB

Le 26 mai à compter de 8 h 30 – permis général et mesurage du volume apparent
Le 27 mai à compter de 8 h 30 – mesurage en pieds-planche (pmp)

Les formulaires de demande en pièce jointe doivent être dûment remplis et doivent parvenir à la Direction de la gestion des forêts du ministère des Ressources naturelles au plus tard le 29 avril.

Par ailleurs, le Ministère offrira gratuitement un cours de recyclage pour les mesureurs au même endroit, les 24 et 25 mai, de 8 h 30 à 16 h 30. Le cours, qui sera donné dans les deux langues officielles, ne sera offert qu’aux candidats à l’examen. Ces derniers sont donc vivement encouragés à y assister.

Peter J. McCue
Chief Scaler/ Chef Mesureur
Forest Management Branch/ Direction de la Gestion Des Forets
Natural Resources/Ressources Naturelles

Phone / Téléphone : 506-451-5624
Fax / Télécopieur : 506-453-6689
E-mail / Courriel :

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