NEWS ADVISORY: Vimy 100th Anniversary Commemoration and LGH Groundbreaking Ceremony

Join Trees for 3 Dots Planting Inc. and the Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge of World War One with a groundbreaking ceremony for a 100-tree living guard of honour (LGH) to be planted starting on Earth Day on Adair Boulevard.

The Battle of Vimy Ridge evokes the memory of the sacrifice made by many local residents, and points to the leadership and achievement of one of the community’s most famous native sons, General Sir Arthur William Currie. This project commemorates an important event in Canadian history with immense significance to the Strathroy community while assisting the municipality in achieving its objectives related to urban forest development.

WHO: This “Living Guard of Honour” is proudly supported by the Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc, Scouts Canada, and local businesses.
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WHAT: The event will include brief announcements from project partners and local elected officials about the upcoming tree planting, and the planting of the first maple tree in honour of General Sir Arthur William Currie. Photo opportunities will be available for the duration of the event.
WHEN: Sunday, April 9, 2017

12:00 p.m.  to 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Adair Boulevard, Strathroy, Ontario N7G 3H8 – between the shared high school facility and Gemini Sportsplex soccer field complex.
WHY: This living tribute will serve as lasting reminder of the service of Canada’s Veterans. Specifically, the trees planted will represent the four divisions of the Canadian Corps that served in the First World War and honour General Sir Arthur Currie, the Chief-of-Staff of the Canadian Corps at the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

To attend the event, please RSVP via our Eventbrite event page by selecting the Register button below.

For more information and media inquiries, please contact:

Colleen McCauley

Marketing & Communications Advisor, Trees for 3 Dots Planting Inc.

Owner, Earth to Business Marketing

M: 519-870-9979


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