Kirkland Town Council officially inaugurated the Bénévoles Fruit Alley at des Bénévoles Park, a project for which Kirkland received a grant from Tree Canada that allowed the town to purchase and plant some 100 edible fruit and nut-bearing trees and shrubs of different species.
Approximately 100 metre long, this ecological station featuring a central area equipped with picnic tables and bicycle stands, interpretation panels identifying the various planted species and plenty of fresh organic fruits for all to enjoy, will provide a fun and engaging experience for park users and visitors, area residents and neighbouring schools.
In the presence of Sarah Quann from Tree Canada and other invited guests, Mayor Michel Gibson presided over the ribbon-cutting ceremony stating that ” Ten years ago, the Town of Kirkland inaugurated this very park to pay tribute to the hundreds of great men and women who, over the years, volunteer their time and energy to bettering our community. Now, ten years later, we would like once again to acknowledge their most valuable contribution to our community by dedicating this fruit alley to them.”
The Town of Kirkland wishes to thank all those involved in this fun and innovative project with special thanks to Tree Canada, Telus, Silk and Loblaw for their financial contribution.