UNB Annual Woodsmen Competition

UNB Annual Woodsmen Competition

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) Woodsmen Team is a fully student-led group composed of both male and female students from the university. The team has been continuously active since the early 1960s. Every year, they participate in lumberjack contests at several locations, including their own university, Sir Sanford Fleming College in Lindsey, Ontario, McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Truro, Nova Scotia. The team also travels to numerous competitions in the Northeastern United States. Their events range from pole climbing and axe throwing to chainsaw competitions, among others.

For nearly half a century, they have been organizing their own competition in Fredericton, attracting teams from areas as diverse as 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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