The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will be presenting the keynote address – Green Connections at the Green Communities, Parks and Partnerships event at Landscape Ontario’s Congress on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at the Toronto Congress Centre.
The Green Communities, Parks and Partnerships event is a joint venture between the Ontario Parks Association, Communities in Bloom Ontario and Landscape Ontario. The event is dedicated to initiatives that will better enable municipalities, contractors and suppliers to build and support sustainable communities for the enjoyment and healthy lifestyle benefits that our treasured parks and green spaces can provide for all.
The goal of this year’s event, the “Green Connection”, is to bring together over 200 municipal leaders, parks staff and community stakeholders to raise awareness on the importance of implementing strategies which encourage people of all ages and abilities to enjoy gardening, recreational parks, parklands and landscapes.
“We are exceptionally pleased that the Lieutenant Governor has accepted our invitation to present at the Green Communities, Parks & Partnership event,” said Lee Rozon, Executive Director, Communities in Bloom Ontario “His Honour has been tireless in his efforts to promote accessibility, during which he has gained a keen awareness that parks and green spaces and their enjoyment by all, is an important part of his mandate as Lieutenant Governor” continued Rozon.
The Green Connection event will run from 11:00 AM – 5:15 PM on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, in the Waxman Room at the Toronto Congress Centre. Tickets for this event are $45 per person and can be purchased online at www.locongress.com until January 7, 2011.