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DEMO International 2020 heads to the nation’s capital


May 25, 2018
By Canadian Woodlands Forum

May 25, 2018 - The Board of Directors of the Canadian Woodlands Forum (CWF) is proud to officially announce that its flagship event, DEMO International, will be held outside the Ottawa/Gatineau area, Canada, on September 24-26, 2020. SBC Cedar (SBC) with sawmills in Quebec and New Brunswick will host the event on one of their properties in Venosta, Que., located within a forty-five minute drive north along the Gatineau River.

This world class event, occurring only every four years, will mark the 14th edition of DEMO International. During the course of its 50 year history, DEMO International has evolved into one of North America’s largest and unique outdoor equipment shows. The “all live and in action, in-woods” equipment show will attract over 150 exhibitors featuring the latest technologies in equipment, products and services covering all aspects of woodlands operations. Past shows have attracted anywhere from 5,000 to 16,000 individuals interested in forestry from around the world.

SBC Cedar (SBC) is a family-owned company that specializes in the manufacturing of eastern white cedar products including natural and finished cedar shingles, the largest producer of factory cedar shims in Canada, and full utilization of its residues to produce horticultural mulch. With the family’s fourth generation at the helm, SBC continues to devote its talents and expertise to making a wide range of products of exceptional quality all the while respecting its employees and business partners. Thanks to its seasoned team, paired with North America’s most sophisticated machinery, SBC sets itself apart by constantly focusing on innovation.

Sustainable development is one of SBC’s core principles, where their cedar log procurement is mostly from certified forests. Their Venosta property situated 75 km north of Gatineau, Que., straddles the municipalities of Low and Kazabazua, in the heart of one of the largest white-tail deer harvests in the Outaouais. With an area of 360 ha, it is found in the region of maple and basswood, including a diverse mix of other hardwood and softwood species, providing an ideal location and forested venue for an event the scope of Demo International 2020. This property is managed in a spirit of multi-resource development aiming, among other things, the management of a quality white-tail deer population.

The CWF is a not-for-profit membership based organization recognized for its commitment to improving the efficiency and profitability of knowledge-based woodlands operations. The programs and services offered by the CWF help foster improved communication and business relationships, and provide the opportunity for members to network and share best practices, technologies and innovation.


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