Prince George, BC – This spring marks the return of the Canada North Resources Expo (CNRE) to the CN Centre in Prince George. Taking place May 29th and 30th, this year’s edition will offer visitors a wide range of exciting features.
At the show, the BC Forest Safety Council will host the first annual Northern BC Safety Conference. With a theme of “Driving Safety Home”, the conference offers practical information and tools to help manage safety challenges at work. Presentations will provide the latest information on high-risk activities like distraction in the workplace, and effective supervision of new and young workers. The conference is free of charge with admission to the CNRE and is suitable for all workers, supervisors and owners working in the forest industry in Northern BC.
A Live Equipment Demo Zone will also be part of the CNRE this year. Located outdoors, the Demo Zone will feature actual working machinery and big iron on display. Visitors will be able to dig, drill, lift, carry, chip, break, bore, push and cut with the equipment, just like being on an actual worksite! This is a great chance to learn about the advanced features and capabilities of different brands of forestry, mining, heavy construction and oil and gas equipment. The Demo Zone will include a Pre-Trip Trucking Competition and a Roll-over Simulator, presented by Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement.
Visitors to the show won’t want to miss meeting Bobby & Lori Goodson, stars of the Discovery Channel’s hit reality show “Swamp Loggers”, presented and sponsored by Inland Group, Tigercat and Goodson’s All Terrain Logging (ATL). ATL is a family-owned and operated business located in Jacksonville, NC. Bobby Goodson is a fourth-generation logger and has been a timber supplier for more than 20 years. The highly-skilled, hard working men who make up the ATL crew are happy to tackle the daily challenges that come with the dirty job of “swamp logging”.
Wellness is a key area of focus for this year’s CNRE, and there will be a dedicated Health, Wellness & Safety Zone sponsored by the BC Forest Safety Council. It will include interactive booths and information on a variety of important health and safety-related topics like road safety at work, workplace impairment, distracted driving, physical and mental health, forest industry safety, trucking safety and much more!
The CNRE launched to huge accolades in 2013 and has become a must-attend event for industry representatives including forestry, heavy equipment, mining, independent power producers, biomass, resource industry professionals, transportation, suppliers and service providers, and training and employment services. It is presented in partnership with the Resources Expo Society. Featuring tons of big iron and all the equipment needed to get the jobs done, it will take over the CN Centre with four acres of indoor and outdoor exhibits.
Visitor registration is available online now. By pre-registering, visitors can save 50% and fast-track their entrance to the show floor.
For more information on the Canada North Resources Expo: find it on Facebook, follow it on Twitter, and visit www.CNRE.ca.