Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign Puts Down Additional Roots in Cobourg

On Saturday, May 26th, dozens of volunteers, including members of the local Rotary Club and the Royal Canadian Legion, were at Chris Garrett Park to plant trees in connection to the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute. Festivities began with a special ceremony, hosted by Mark Cullen. Contributions from Frank Cowan

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Growing the Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign

$500,000 Gift Celebrated with 500 New Trees On Thursday, May 24th,  TD Bank Group announced an increased commitment to the campaign of $500,000 to support current and future tree planting endeavours. To mark the occasion, hundreds of volunteers, including elementary school students, Veterans and currently serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces,

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WINDSOR KOREAN VETERANS ASSOCIATION SEARCHING FOR NEXT-OF-KIN OF FALLEN SOLDIERS

The Windsor Korean Veterans Association has donated trees to the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute and want to give the Certificates that honour these heroes, to the families of the war dead. Read the whole article from CBC here

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The First World War – War Diary of The Royal Canadian Regiment

The First World War – War Diary of The Royal Canadian Regiment Transcription by Captain Michael O’Leary, The RCR. APRIL 1917 SUMMARY OF OPERATIONS of The Royal Canadian Regiment. “A” PREPARATION | “B” NARRATIVE | “C” OBSERVATIONS Click here to read the full transcription – The First World War-War Diary of the

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April 9th is the Anniversary of the Start of the Battle for Vimy Ridge.

By Mark Adkins April 9th is the anniversary of the start of the Battle for Vimy Ridge. Here is what is recorded in the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry’s (PPCLI) war diary: 9th April 1917 4.30 a.m. Rum issue to all Coys. 5.30 a.m. Artillery opened and leading wave commenced to climb up

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…Never Forgotten Wins People’s Choice at Canada Blooms

The Highway of Heroes Living Tribute feature garden at Canada Blooms designed by Joe Genovese of Genoscape Inc. won the coveted People’s Choice Feature Garden Award at Canada Blooms this year.  The garden, a tribute to Canada’s fallen heroes, also won Best Overall Use of Plant Material, Best Use of

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Come See the Highway of Heroes Garden at Canada Blooms

Go to Canada Blooms and seek out our amazing Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign Feature Garden.  The garden, created by Joe Genovese of Genoscape Inc., is a breathtaking experience to behold.  A Landscape Ontario member, Joe is a creative genius and generous patron of our campaign.  Having put in countless

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Exciting News for Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign

Growing forward in 2018! Friday was a transformational day in our Highway of Heroes Living Tribute Campaign.  Premier Kathleen Wynne announced a $1 million donation on behalf of the government of Ontario.  This gives us a huge push towards our goal of raising $10 million by 2020. This, in addition

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A Summary Of The Virtues Of Trees And Woody Plants In The Urban Environment

A Summary Of The Virtues Of Trees And Woody Plants In The Urban Environment Trees are beautiful, handsome and attractive, please our senses, and enhance our neighbourhoods. Trees provide ecosystem services to our communities. Trees produce flowers, fruits, and nuts – they are food sources to us and wildlife (including

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A History of the Challenge Coin

A challenge coin is a small coin or medallion (usually military), bearing an organization’s insignia or emblem and carried by the organization’s members. Traditionally, they are given to prove membership/affiliation when challenged and to enhance morale. In addition, they are also collected by service members. In another practice, challenge coins

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