UPDATED NEWS ADVISORY: Strathroy’s Living Guard of Honour to Commemorate Vimy Ridge 100th Anniversary

Join Trees for 3 Dots Planting Inc. (T43D) for the planting of a living guard of honour by community volunteers on the east side of Adair Boulevard in Strathroy, Ontario on Arbor Day (April 29, 2016).  This planting of up to 100 maple trees is part of a series of projects through Vimy Ridge Commemorative Tree Planting Program (VRCTP) that lead up to the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge of World War One – a battle in which Canadian soldiers played a crucial role.  The project also helps celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday as a project of the Sesquicentennial Celebration Tree Planting program (SCTP).

Trees will be planted using the National Award Winning Methodology of the Veterans Memorial Parkway Community Program (VMPCP), a highly successful public-private community based landscaping project in London, Ontario that inspired the creation of T43D.  Our goal is to ensure that trees planted will be “thriving not just surviving” to protect the investments of business and community partners, and volunteer groups for long-term results.

WHO: This “Living Guard of Honour” is proudly supported by the Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc, and other local partners to be announced prior to the planting.
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WHAT: The event will include a tree planting followed by brief announcements about the next phase for the VRCTP. Photo opportunities will be available during the planting and closing remarks.
WHEN: Rescheduled to Saturday, April 29, 2017 (weather and ground conditions permitting)

8:00 a.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 volunteer as a tree planter, please sign up via Eventbrite:

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

E: info@earthtobusinessmarketing.com

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