Shelburne Home Hardware, Trees Canada and Glenbrook Elementary celebrate National Tree Day

September 25, 2013   ·   0 Comments

Shelburne Home Hardware Building Centre and Trees Canada helped Glenbrook Elementary School celebrate National Tree Day with a planting ceremony held on Wednesday, September 25.

Town councillor, Walter Benotto, Chair of Parent School Council, Linda Cruikshank, Principle of Glenbrook Elementary School, Tom Thompson, Trees Canada Representative, Mike Clarke, and owner of Shelburne Home Hardware Building Centre, Bill Gillam were on hand with two very special groups of kids to celebrate this special occasion.

The first group of  grade eight students to graduate from Glenbrook and the first Senior and Junior Kindergarten classes who are just beginning their educational careers gathered together to mark the happy occasion during National Forest  Week where the Wednesday of that week is referred to as National Tree Day. Principal Tom Thomspon, addressed his pupils.

“Important to remember is that we’ve had trees cut down on our property and it’s very kind of Fines Home Hardware and Trees Canada to graciously donate two trees to us. We need to make sure to protect them to make sure they flourish and we thank Fines Home Hardware and Trees Canada as we’ll be enjoying these trees for years to come,” said Thompson.

Mike Clarke of Trees Canada addressed the children informing them that since 1992 over 19,000 trees have been planted on National Tree Day. Clarke announced this year marks the non-profit organization’s 21st year Anniversary. The Silver Maple Trees planted will do very well on the school property and when Clarke asked the kids what trees are good for, he was not disappointed in their response being trees are good for the environment, help to produce oxygen, shade provide sound mufflers and are necessary for wildlife to thrive.

This year 36 Home Hardware locations will be participating in planting and maintenance initiatives across Canada. Bill Gillam, Dealer-Owner of Shelburne Home Hardware Building Centre provided a quote, “Shelburne Home Hardware Building Centre is committed to the community and it is important for us to extend our commitment to restoring nature’s beauty. National Tree Day is an important initiative that allows us to thank our customers for their loyal support while improving the local environment.”

For more information visit Trees Canada at or contact  Bill Gillam at or 519-760-4646.

By Alex Sher

Kids at Glenbrook Elementary get a chance to complete the planting process spreading mulch on one of two trees that were donated in partnership between Trees Canada and Shelburne Home Hardware Building Centre in celebration of National Tree Day.




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