|Students tied blue tartan in honour of MacEwan.|
The staff and students at Grant MacEwan School were thrilled to host this special day with the community and students from St. Jerome School, the host school for next year’s Arbour Day.
It's all about the trees
“My favourite thing about Arbour Day is the trees!” One student said enthusiastically. Another student added, “it really helps us understand how important our environment is and how we need to protect it.”
With origins in 1905, Arbour Day is the longest running civic greening project in Calgary. The event is celebrated on the first Thursday in May each year.
Students take home trees to plant
An estimated 425,000 tree seedlings have been distributed to Grade One students in celebration of the day.
For more information on Arbour Day and the importance of trees in Calgary, visit calgary.ca/trees.
Submitted by Althea Livingston, Parks