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By Sydney Goward on September 19 2016
On the afternoon of Friday, August 26th, I found myself saying my final goodbyes to everyone in the office at West Fraser Plywood, Williams Lake. I’ve had some time to reflect on the busy day of handing in gear, cleaning up my truck, and enjoying a pizza and cake lunch with the office, and I decided that you guys don’t know some things about my work term. As a last bit of fun on here, here are 5 things you didn’t already know about my summer, followed by some random images I haven’t had a chance to post yet.
Well I guess I should draw up some final thoughts on my time with this office. There is a lot that comes to mind by the way of thank yous and expressing how much I learned or experienced, but what I really want to comment on is a little different. In reflection, I can think of experiences, learning, and good times had with each individual at this office. Every single person contributed a specific memory and learning experience to my summer. Considering this division has over 30 staff members (including students/temps) in the woods office, I was not expecting that, and I think that is the real factor of why this summer was so valuable. Everyone from the other students to the ladies at the front desk to the manager of the whole plant contributed; it was truly remarkable. My bush partner, Erin, also deserves some congratulating for putting up with me all summer, as well as some thanking for making me a more humble and thoughtful person through her insightful look on the world and forestry. Finally, to summer student coordinator and planning forester Janelle, thank you for the countless hours put in to making this program a great success!
On a last note, I want to thank everyone who read my blogs, whether you read them all of just this one, for your support. Thank you to the Forest Products Association of Canada for having me as a Green Dream Blog Intern this summer; it was an enjoyable experience and I hope everyone reading got as much value out of this as I did! Lastly, if anyone has any comments, questions, or feedback on any of my posts, please send it my way! I’d love to hear from you.
So that’s pretty much everything you didn’t already know about my summer, but one thing I hope everyone reading already did know, is that this summer was truly incredible. Well, I’m out of here and back to school next week! Now all I want is for the school year to race by as quickly as this summer did. Cheers!