Tree Planting was a Lesson in Community

Langley Advance - Friday, July 04, 2008

To celebrate the province's sesquicentennial, ParkLane Homes sponsored a community event in B.C.'s original birthplace, Fort Langley.

Instead of candles to mark the anniversary of the proclamation of British Columbia as a Crown colony in 1858, ParkLane and participants planted 150 trees.

In addition to being a birthday celebration, the event raised $6,000 for the Langley School District Foundation.

For a voluntary donation, people could choose a tree and plant it in a Langley Township conservation area within ParkLane's Bedford Landing development.

Township Mayor Kurt Alberts planted the first tree with the help of a group of Lochiel U-Connect program students who had been able, thanks to Langley School District Foundation support, to travel to Japan to participate in an international robotics competition.

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