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On Saturday, September 19, GeNA was pleased to host a fun 2-in-1 event at Hespeler Park: outdoor yoga followed by tree and shrub planting.
Under a beautiful blue sky and surrounded by nature, Glenelm yoga teacher Jen Breckman led us through an hour of gentle stretches and poses. Then, with the assistance of Green Drop, we planted two American elms and two dwarf Korean lilac shrubs.
All told, about 40 people came out for this event and it was a great way to end the summer after so many months of gatherings being restricted. We know that the memories of that great day will sustain us through the next many months of the pandemic!
We’ll take your photos and turn them into a slide show to be displayed on the GeNA website!
Since the neighbourhood might be too busy on All Hallows’ Eve for some folks to comfortably to enjoy everyone’s decorations, we encourage community members to light up again on November 1st for the benefit of neighbours who’d prefer to participate in a scaled-down celebration with a socially-distant stroll through Glenelm.
A huge thank you to all the volunteers who served as block captains and all the folks who chipped in to band our neighbourhood’s beloved boulevard trees!!
Glenelm’s first-ever neighbourhood-wide tree banding campaign, which aims to prevent cankerworm defoliation, was a huge success. On many blocks we were able to achieve 100% banding coverage, thanks to the generosity of many who donated a little extra cash above and beyond “their” boulevard trees.
More special thanks to:
Glenelm School PAC, who covered the cost of banding boulevard trees along the school
Councillor Jason Schreyer, who covered the cost of banding all the boulevard trees on Beatrice, and
John Russell, who donated honey as a thank-you gift to each of the block captains!
This was a true community effort, with hundreds of households participating!