July 2009

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Can you believe it’s already golf season?

By Stephanie Smith
Everyone’s favourite season is back.

Calipre Designs holds open house

Tom and Anne Cavan celebrated the new showrooms at their business, Calipre Designs, with an open house on June 11.

Landscape architects mark 75th year

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) will celebrate its 75th anniversary at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto from Aug. 13 to 15.

LO members part of historic home makeover

A few members of LO had a chance to show off their skills during the Junior League of Toronto’s Showcase in the month of May, involving a top-to-bottom makeover of the historic McLean House.

Green for Life raises funds to fight cancer

On June 19 and 20, a number of Landscape Ontario staff and family members participated in the Canadian Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life at the Milton Fairgrounds, raising over $4,000.

New manager appointed for OPA

Paul Ronan, recently named general manager of the Ontario Parks Association (OPA), brings over 26 years of public and private service in the parks, facility and landscape sectors to his new position.

Chapter to maintain Survivors’ Park

In a great move for the people of Ottawa, LO volunteers have successfully completed an arrangement that gives Landscape Ontario Ottawa Chapter exclusive management of the gardens at the Cancer Survivors’ Park.

Congress announces new partnerships

Two strategic partnerships will be part of LO’s annual trade show and conference, Congress 2010.

Canada Blooms moves to Direct Energy Centre

Canada’s largest flower and garden festival’s new home is in Canada’s largest convention facility.

LO has role in plantscape coalition

PLANET, the national Professional Landcare Network that serves lawn care professionals, landscape management contractors, design/build/installation professionals and interior plantscapers in the U.S., has announced a “re-energized interest and support of the interior plantscape segment of the green industry.”

Mississauga tree committee honoured

On Apr. 8, the Ontario Heritage Trust and Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion and council presented Mississauga’s Heritage Tree Subcommittee with the Ontario Heritage Trust’s Certificate achievement award.

Garden & Floral Expo to honour its past

To celebrate a decade of success at Garden & Floral Expo, industry stakeholders, who have been integral to shaping the organization’s vision and success, will be honoured with a special event.

Giant dandelion root

Two technicians from Turf King in Sudbury showed great determination in extracting a dandelion root from a client’s lawn.

LO prepares for snow and ice symposium

The Snow and Ice Sector Group of Landscape Ontario will host its annual symposium and equipment display program on Sept. 15.

Echo partners with Fanshawe College

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.