M.P. Nater Announces Maple Tree Plantings

June 22, 2020

For Immediate Release

STRATFORD—John Nater, M.P. for Perth—Wellington, announced today he will hold nine ceremonial tree plantings across Perth—Wellington to mark Canada Day.

One maple tree will be planted in each of the nine municipalities in Perth—Wellington.

“Typically Canada Day, and the week leading up to July 1st, is filled with events and celebrations in which we can all participate and enjoy. However, as restrictions have remained in place, our municipalities and service clubs have been forced to cancel their annual parades, community breakfasts, and fireworks displays,” said M.P. Nater. “This year all Canadians will find different ways to mark the Anniversary of Confederation.”

The maple tree has been a national symbol throughout Canada’s history. In the 19th Century the symbol was used as a marker of Canada’s identity. During the First Word War the maple leaf was worn on the uniforms of Canadian soldiers. In 1965 the red maple leaf became the center of Canada’s national flag.

“I am pleased to plant a maple tree in each municipality in Perth—Wellington to mark Canada’s 153rd year. While the day-long celebrations we usually enjoy cannot take place this year, we will plant nine national symbols which will last for decades,” said M.P. Nater.

The tree plantings will begin on Tuesday June 23 and conclude on Monday June 29.

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Media Contact
Keith Mitchell
Office of John Nater, M.P.
Perth—Wellington
519-273-1400

 

Maple Tree Planting Schedule 

Town of St. Marys
Day: Tuesday June 23, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Cadzow Park, 177 Church St. S

Perth South Township
Day: Tuesday June 23, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Perth South Municipal Office, 3191 County Road 122, St. Pauls

Municipality of North Perth
Day: Wednesday June 24, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Atwood Lions Park, 269 Main St. Atwood

Town of Minto
Day: Wednesday June 24, 2020
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: CNR Park, 156 William St. Palmerston

City of Stratford
Day: Thursday June 25, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Greenwood Court, 90 Greenwood Drive

Perth East Township
Day: Thursday June 25, 2020
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Fryfogel Inn, 1931 Line 34 Shakespeare, ON

Wellington North Township
Day: Friday June 26, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Arthur Arena, 158 Domville, Arthur

Mapleton Township
Day: Friday June 26, 2020
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Wallace Cummings Park, 40 Peel Street East, Alma ON

Municipality of West Perth
Day: Monday May 29, 2020
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Lions Park, Corner of Blenheim and Blanshard Streets Mitchell