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LETTER: Thorold Garden Club still growing strong after 90 years

The Thorold Garden Club celebrates its 90th anniversary with a special guest appearance from the founder of Bee City Canada at this Wednesday night's meeting
Memorial Park, circa 1929. Photo Heritage Thorold

The following letter to the editor was submitted by ThoroldNews reader Leslie Daniels, president of the Thorold Garden Club.

On Feb. 21, 1929 there was, and I quote from the Thorold Post front page article, "A splendid turnout at Memorial Hall for the purpose of organizing a Thorold Horticultural Society.”

And now, here we are at the 90th anniversary as a society in good standing of the OHA, still very much involved and invested in our vibrant community.

This month, our guest speaker is Shelly Candel, who started Bee City Canada back in early 2016, inspired by the success of Bee City USA and the brilliance of its founder, Phyllis Stiles. Shelly studied agriculture at the University of Guelph and became passionate and concerned about pollinators shortly after she started a farmers’ market at the Toronto Botanical Gardens.

Driven by a team of experts and concerned, passionate people, Bee City Canada is made up of researchers, educators, beekeepers, farmers, ecologists, community leaders and many other committed individuals across Canada. They strive to help all Canadians better understand our close connection with pollinators and their critical link to the health of the planet. Their goals are to give direction and encouragement on the actions we can all take to help all pollinators.

Come learn more about Bee City this Wednesday,, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. at Holy Rosary Hall.

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- Leslie Daniels, President