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What a Celebration - A Toast to Trees!

Project type: 
Million Tree Challenge
Year: 
2014
Season: 
Fall
Location: 
Central

A Toast to Trees

It was an evening of fun and celebration when the second annual A Toast to Trees was held at Museum London on October 23rd. Around 150 people joined in the festivities to recognize the Million Tree Challenge successes and keep the momentum going.

Engaging activities, great food & drink, wonderful live jazz, and a diverse group of people who care about a greener London made this a special evening. A surprise shout out video from Million Trees New York City was one of the highlights of the evening. Watch it below!

A big thank you to our event sponsors who helped make the celebration such a great time. Thanks to: ScotiaMcLeod, Horizon Leadership Institute, Art Lierman Landscape Architecture, Siskinds LLP, and WarPaint Media.

Attendees enjoyed activities such as the photo booth, test your tree IQ, our Twitter feed shares contest, tree gift sales and the tree registration – which hit the 215,000 tree registered at the event!

Craig Gilbert from The London Free Press and Sean Meyer from London Community News both attended to help spread the word about MTC. Thank you both for your continued support!

A big thanks to the Toast to Trees event committee whose hard work made this lovely event Event Committeepossible: Vanessa Dolishny, Chair, Robert Anderson, Melanie Columbus, Sheila Creighton, Christine Dirks, Carol Dyck, Jessica Faria, Dawn Fulmer, Ulyana Koryuk, Jennifer LaJoie and Kathryn McLeod.

And thank you to ReForest London staff and volunteers who worked the event to make sure it ran smoothly: Michelle Anderson, Brianne Curry, Louise Flemington, James Doyle, Wilda Mavdlin, Ellen Singleton, Katie Van Den Burg and Frank Walsh.

This year we offered two chances to win a tree planted in your honour in the Celebration Forest. Congratulations to our Twitter winner, Amir Farahi, and to our winner of Test Your Tree IQ, Erin Johannson.

LSTARLSTAR, a Partner in London’s Million Tree Challenge was featured in the program and they spoke about their community involvement and why being part of the Million Tree Challenge is so important to them.

Also in the program, mention and a thanks was given to MP Irene Mathyssen and M-536, a motion she’s put forth in Parliament to adopt a Canadian Urban Forestry Strategy that asserts federal leadership in education about, and protection, management and promotion of urban forests.

The venue was lovely and we really appreciate Museum London giving us the best possible rates and also including some in-kind to help us with our costs. Thank you to Jessica Faria of Bonafide Events Studio for the pretty centrepieces;  to photographer Arthur Gonzales for these images; to Tony DeLuca Trio for the great live jazz music, and to North Moore Catering for the delicious food and pleasant service.

All in all, it was a great event and people really enjoyed themselves. It’s nice to see so many different people who care come together over a common goal. Thank you all who attended. We look forward to another great event in 2015!

Sagecomm Registered tree number 215,000
Christine & Nicole Dean & Kate
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