Thursday, May 8, 2014

Tree seedlings to all Calgary Grade 1 students today on Arbor Day

Arbor Day celebrates the importance of our trees and green spaces. It is the longest running civic greening project in Calgary.

The celebration of Arbor Day is a joint program between The City of Calgary, the Calgary Board of Education, Catholic School District, and the Landscape and Nursery Trade Association.

On this day, all Grade 1 students in Calgary schools received a tree seedling to be taken home and planted on private property.

The ceremonial Arbor Day tree is planted at Valley View School.
Each year, a different Calgary elementary school is awarded the honour of hosting The City’s official Arbor Day ceremony and a ceremonial tree is planted on the school grounds. The 2014 school recipient is Valley View School. Valley View’s Arbor Day theme is "We who plant a tree, plant a future of hope."

At the ceremony, speakers from The City, Calgary Board of Education, Alberta Government, Trees Canada and Trees Company Ltd., all spoke about the importance of trees and green spaces and the benefit they have now and for future generations.

For more information on Arbor Day in Calgary visit

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