Continuing Education Opportunity

Hello Folks,

My apologies on the delay in posting this.

The ARPFNB has offered for our members to attend the CE portion of their AGM On February 23, 2017 from noon until 3:30pm for a cost of $30 dollars. The poster for this is located below. The lunch starts at noon and Continuing Education portion of the event starts at 1pm and attendance before noon should be avoided to respect their business meeting. Any NBFTA member interested should contact Lori Curtis, ARPFNB Executive Assistant as the poster indicates. Please note, they are looking for confirmation by February 20th, 2017 (Monday).

AGM 2017


AGA 2017


Spruce Budworm Workshop – February 22, 2017 – Rodd Hotel – Miramichi NB

Hi All,

On February 22, 2017 there will be a Spruce Budworm Workshop at the Rodd Hotel in Miramichi NB.

The workshop will describe research carried out as part of the Spruce Budworm Early Invention Strategy Project. The workshop will also include an update on the research project, current budworm scientific knowledge, and infestation status.

The workshop should be attended by representatives of local stakeholders, woodlot owners, First Nations, municipalities, government and the public.

For more information or to register:
Call (506) 432-7575 or email

Workshop Announcement V1 Dec 2016

Download Here: Budworm Workshop Annoucement

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

home of the New Brunswick Forest Technicians Association