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SGI-Canada Youth Plant Trees in the Rain

Central Region youth at the tree planting Central Region youth at the tree planting activities

On October 27, SGI-Canada Central Region youth participated in an annual tree planting activity with the Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) in Ontario. Including elementary school students, 67 youth of all ages came out in the rain and cold to plant 200 trees. Those involved enjoyed helping each other dig holes and carry the saplings to their new homes. Despite the weather, the planting was completed with everyone in high spirits and fulfilled at having taken action for a good cause.

2012 marks the 12th year of SGI-Canada's partnership with CVC. Central Region youth have been volunteering annually to plant trees in the area, making it a tradition for the veteran participants and an exciting experience for newcomers and guests. This has also been a great opportunity to reach out to the community and put into action the values of SGI, sowing the seeds of peace through friendship.

Established in 1954, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario with a mandate to ensure that water, land and natural habitats are conserved, restored and responsibly managed.

[Adapted from the November 2012 issue of the SGI-Canada Online News, photo courtesy of Lindsey Jennings]