This past Saturday,
Neighbourwoods and the Canadian Tree Fund hosted Tour the Trees; an event
that put our townâ€™s natural history in the spotlight. Our 30 cyclists
toured around Fergus and Elora to listen to the stories behind nine
magnificent trees – and one rock. This tour took us from the Sugar Maples
planted in honour of Queen Victoriaâ€™s Diamond Jubilee, to the Kissing Stane
in Fergusâ€™ James Square. If you didnâ€™t have a chance to join us, a
listing of the trees that we saw will be available soon.
are very thankful to our speakers Deb Dalziel of Centre Wellington Tourism,
Toni Ellis of Neighbourwoods, Ali Morrison of Green Legacy, Al Koop and Gary
Bryant of Older Voices, Monique Lee of the Centre Wellington Arborists
Association, Greg Boland of the Chestnut Council, John Wilson of the Canadian
Tree Fund, Kyle Smith of the Aboyne Museum, as well as Rick Goodfellow who
led our pack of cyclists.
We would also like to thank our
sponsors: The Township of Centre Wellington and the Rotary Club of
Fergus-Elora, as well as donations from Drayton Entertainment, the Elora
Festival, Green Legacy, and the Elora Brewing Company, and Wreckless Ericâ€™s
CafÃ© for providing coffee.