Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

September 07, 2005 15:35 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Open the Merivale-Baseline Gateway Shelterbelt at the Central Experimental Farm

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 7, 2005) - Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada, and His Excellency John Ralston Saul will unveil a plaque at the official opening of the Merivale-Baseline Gateway Shelterbelt and Pathway at the Central Experimental Farm. They will also launch a new donor program for the shelterbelt. The ceremony will take place on the corner of Baseline and Merivale Roads on Friday, September 9, 2005, at 3:00 p.m.

The project, run entirely by volunteers, is a joint initiative of the Friends of the Central Experimental Farm and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. The forest belt will beautify the surroundings and mark the edge of the heritage landscape of the Farm. A new recreational path will weave through the beds of trees and shrubs and offer a beautiful walking tour of the Farm.

DATE: September 9, 2005

TIME: 3:00 pm

LOCATION: Central Experimental Farm
Corner of Merivale and Baseline Roads
Ottawa (Ontario)

Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Media Relations
    (613) 759-7972 or 1 (866) 345-7972
    Rideau Hall Press Office
    France Langlois
    (613) 993-8157
    Friends of the Farm
    Douglas Shouldice
    Vice president
    (613) 230-3276 or (613) 722-7899