July 15, 2009
Echo Power Equipment (Canada) will supply a range of new power tools for students of Fanshawe College at both the London campus and the A.M. (Mac) Cuddy Gardens. The tools will be replenished each year to provide training opportunities. This donation has an approximate value of $8,000 for the current year.

Tools donated to Fanshawe College include Echo’s power pruner, trimmer with pro-sweep, pro-paddle and tiller cultivator attachments, edger, power blower power vac, hedge trimmers, chain saws, and powered sprayers. The company is also donating three sets of safety equipment for operating the chainsaws.

Fanshawe and Echo representatives celebrate the donation, pictured from left, Mary Flannigan-Hockin, development coordinator, Fanshawe College; Michael Pascoe, coordinator, Horticulture Technician program, with some students of the Horticulture Technician program; Ed Zynomirski, president of Echo Power Equipment (Canada); Lawrence Kinlin, vice-chair of Fanshawe College Foundation; Brent Baer, district manager of Echo, with Horticulture Technician students; Mario Scopazzi, co-operative education consultant, School of Design; Jack Parker, faculty, School of Design, and Catherine Finlayson, executive director, Fanshawe College Foundation.