UNB Annual Woodsmen Competition

The UNB Woodsmen Team is a fully student run organization consisting of men and women from the University of New Brunswick. The team has been going strong since the early 1960’s. Every year they compete in lumberjack competitions at UNB, Sir Sanford Fleming College in Lindsey, Ontario, McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Truro, Nova Scotia. There are also several competitions that the team attends around the North Eastern United States. Events include the pole climb, axe throw, chainsaw, and many more.

They have been hosting their own competition in Fredericton for the past 49 years and have seen teams from northern and northern Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New York, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Maine. 

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  1. My husband’s great grandfather, William Henry Calhoun, lived in Boiestown, and he and his sons rode the logs down the river. He was also a forest ranger there, so he had one of the first telephones there. He had a 15-room house. His daughter (my husband’s grandmother) later visited there and took a picture of this house, but we have never seen it. We are wondering if someone there could locate a photograph of his house, and possibly any history about this family, and email us at kathyannbritton@gmail.com This would be very much appreciated. It is believed that his daughter, Margaret Ethel (Calhoun) Bishop, went to school at Parker Ridge. She was born in 1887. Any picture of that school would also be greatly appreciated. We are trying to determine whether she was born at Boiestown or at Parker Ridge. Could it have been possible for her to have lived at Boiestown and go to school at Parker Ridge. We also know next to nothing about William’s wife, Mary Elizabeth Spencer, except that they had an organ in their parlor, she had worked in a local hotel, and she did not allow drinking and gambling in their home. Is there a good history book that shows this family, and the James Bishop and Sarah Winnifred (Dewe) Bishop family?

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