Town Commemorates Canada 150 Tree Project
At a brief ceremony held Friday, November 17, 2017, the Town of Kindersley proudly acknowledged the support of Tree Canada, the Government of Canada, and CN Rail for their contributions to the planting of trees to recognize Canada's 150th anniversary. Kindersley was the recipient of $4,840 from Tree Canada's "Tree to our Nature" grant, and will use the funds to plant 150 maple and white birch along the westernmost end of Railway Avenue and Highway 21.
Mayor Rod Perkins, Tree Canada's Canada 150 Program Manager Megan Quinn, and the Town's Parks Manager Joe Newling were among those in attendance at the ceremony.
As per the objectives of the Canada 150 program, three ceremonial trees have been planted to commemorate the project - a maple, Canada's national tree; a white birch, in recognition of Saskatchewan; and another white birch in recognition of Canada's First Nations people.
The trees are also hoped to provide both a visual barrier and a sound barrier against traffic and industrial activity in the area, providing a more enjoyable atmosphere for residents.
Date Updated: November 22, 2017 - 4:27 PM