Smiths Falls Vimy Ridge oak takes root

Posted on: May 18, 2017

Chris Must
editorial@pdgmedia.ca 

Smiths’ Falls own Vimy oak was planted near the town cenotaph during a ceremony May 18. The sapling, grown from cuttings taken from trees in Scarborough that grew from acorns mailed to Canada from the Vimy battlefield 100 years ago, was planted by Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute students Eryn Hewson, Jordan Drummond, Catherine Poag and Ben Seward.

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The student committee organized the planting ceremony with support from town council, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95, local service clubs and numerous organizations and businesses.