Two Whitecourt residents were honoured this week by the Forest Products Association of Canada.
Whitecourt Mayor Maryann Chichak was named a 2018 FPAC Forest Community Champion, and Dale Holloway of Millar Western was awarded the 2018 Innovation Award in a ceremony in Ottawa May 23rd.
Chichak received the honour for her ongoing work in forming partnerships between the Alberta government and Whitecourt community, and her advocacy for the forest industry in Whitecourt and northern Alberta.
Holloway was awarded for his leadership and contribution to innovation as a member of Canada’s forest industry. The Mill Manager of Whitecourt Pulp Division, Holloway has worked for more than 20 years in the industry, embracing the sector’s environmental leadership and sustainable forest management practices.