December 15, 2015
Paul Olsen, a honourary life member of Landscape Ontario, was named as Citizen of the Year in King Township.

Olsen is the owner of Brookdale Treeland Nurseries in Schomberg.

Olsen’s latest honour came earlier in the year, in what the local newspaper, King Weekly Sentinel, described as the highlight of the event, which honoured the community’s volunteers.

Mayor Steve Pellegrini said that volunteerism is essential. “Not only do your efforts create a foundation that defines the character of King, but they immeasurably enhance the quality of our community.”

The awards were initiated by the residents of King, who nominate the recipients.

Olsen has been a strong supporter and member of the Nobleton Lions Club for 45 years, embraced the annual Purina Walk for Dog Guides fundraiser in Nobleton, served as a member of the Nobleton Community Hall Board and the Nobleton Arena and was actively involved in establishing the new King Curling Club at the Trisan Centre.  He has also been involved in the Nobleton United Church and secured a grant to help the church’s accessibility. He volunteers for several Township committees and has been a local businessman for many years.

The past president of Landscape Ontario —1996-1997 — continues to volunteer with the Association, as a member of the Building Committee.

The newspaper article on the awards may be found