June 15, 2011
Wendy Harry
Wendy Harry
By Daryl Bycraft CHT
London Chapter correspondent

The London Chapter final meeting for the 2010-2011 season took place in March in the form of a mini-trade show, featuring local suppliers to the trade.

Also attending the meeting was Joel Beatson, from the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, outlining reasons to become a member of Landscape Ontario. He reviewed the discounts offered through preferred suppliers such as Caterpiller, Chase Paymentech, General Motors, Telus, Nebs, John Deere, Primus, and Penske Truck Rentals, Petro Can and Esso. Beatson also outlined the group insurance with Hort Protect for individuals and businesses.

Suppliers at the trade show included TSC Stores, Outdoor Living Solutions, Oxford Dodge, Tillsonbrands, Turf Revolution, Echo Power Equipment and Johnny Blades Grading Systems.

This was also the final meeting for the London Chapter coordinator Wendy Harry, who earlier announced she was leaving Landscape Ontario to pursue other endeavours. The chapter members presented her with a gift and wished her well.

Door prizes were offered at the meeting for gift cards, hats, garbage pickers and an Echo weedeater.

The London Chapter is organizing its third annual Garden Tour on July 9.