June 15, 2017
Founders recognized
(L-R) Mark Cullen, Ken Jewett, Michael de Pencier and Tony DiGiovanni.
During a community tree planting at Downsview Park in Toronto, Ont. on April 23, Maple Leaves Forever founder, Ken Jewett presented the three original founders of the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute with special awards. Mark Cullen, Michael de Pencier and Tony DiGiovanni were recognized for their contribution and vision to the campaign.

As a founding partner of the Living Tribute, Maple Leaves Forever contributed $25,000 in 2016 and at the event Jewett announced the organization dedicated to the preservation of the maple tree population in Canada will also provide another $10,000 to the campaign.