August 15, 2011
Tree planting celebrates honourary degree
LO Board members, Ryan Health (left) and Gerwin Bouman (right) assist with the tree planting.
A surprise tree planting ceremony held just before the provincial board meeting on June 29 commemorated the honourary Bachelor Degree in Applied Studies from Humber College given to LO’s executive director Tony DiGiovanni. The Ginkgo biloba, a favourite tree of DiGiovanni’s, was planted on the front lawn of LO’s home office in Milton. The tree was a gift from Tony’s wife Maxine DiGiovanni, who attended the ceremony, along with family members Becky and Craig Stovel and Anna Marie DiCarlo. Denise Devlin-Li and Joe Tomona, dean and associate dean of Humber’s School of Applied Technology, spoke at the presentation, which was moderated by LO president Tom Intven. LO board members attending the ceremony were quick to pitch in to help with the installation.