NC in the community: NPCA’s Canada 150 School Board Project takes root


NC's VP External Relations Greg Medulun (right) is pictured at the NPCA's ceremonial tree planting event on November 13 with (from left): Niagara photographer Anthony Gallaccio, principal of Our Lady of Fatima Branka Jones, principal of St. Christopher Catholic Elementary School Roger Demers, Pelham resident Shirley Lazareth, Brock University associate VP Ancillary Services Bryan Boles, and Niagara Regional chair Alan Caslin.

Niagara College participated the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority’s ceremonial tree planting which celebrated the wrapping up of its Canada 150th School Board Project.

The event took place at Niagara Region Headquarters on the afternoon of November 13.

In partnership with the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Foundation, the NPCA presented one native sugar maple to 100 participating schools in the Niagara region, Haldimand and Hamilton. The trees were planted on school properties over the course of the summer and fall.

Because the purpose of the School Board Project was to bring together all levels of education, the final tree was planted to represent Niagara’s postsecondary institutions: Niagara College and Brock University.

Each tree was accompanied by a photo of the Comfort Maple taken by Niagara photographer Anthony Gallaccio, and a poem celebrating the 150th birthday of the nation written by Pelham resident Shirley Lazareth.

For more details, view the NPCA news release here.

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