Perth-Wellington MP John Nater will observe Canada Day this year in a one of a kind way.
With COVID-19 removing the capacity to have conventional festivals and social events for Canada’s birthday, Nater will plant one maple tree in every one of the nine regions in Perth-Wellington. The maple tree turned into an image of Canada in the nineteenth century, and fighters in World War 1 started wearing a maple leaf on their outfits. In 1965, the maple leaf turned into the image at the focal point of the Canadian banner.
Nater will start planting trees on Tuesday and will complete on June 29.
“Typically Canada Day, and the week leading up to July 1st, is filled with events and celebrations in which we can all participate and enjoy. However, as restrictions have remained in place, our municipalities and service clubs have been forced to cancel their annual parades, community breakfasts, and fireworks displays,” said MP Nater.
“This year all Canadians will find different ways to mark the anniversary of Confederation.”
MP Nater added “I am pleased to plant a maple tree in each municipality in Perth—Wellington to mark Canada’s 153rd year. While the day-long celebrations we usually enjoy cannot take place this year, we will plant nine national symbols which will last for decades.”