October 15, 2011
By Dan Clost CHT
Past president, Upper Canada Chapter

Members of the Upper Canada Chapter are excited to present their latest community project. This is our opportunity to help out a cash-strapped, non-profit organization that does good work for our families, friends and neighbours.

Community Living Quinte West's (CLQW) instructional facility, at 11 Canal Street in Trenton, is in need of landscaping. The project includes designing and installing a sensory garden, along with four raised teaching beds.

Design proposals included new pathways, gardens, and the teaching beds, surrounded by a patio. All of the surfaces must be mobility friendly. Construction material may include pavers, which don't need to be the same — they can be different shapes and colours, as long as they fit together. The raised beds will be constructed of four different materials, or each bed a combination of many.

CLQW envisions a community where persons with disabilities are accepted as full and active citizens, and where individualized support is available to assist all persons to live, work and play in a community where diversity is respected and embraced. To find out more go to www.clqw.ca.

Russ Loney agreed to be the site supervisor, while Janine Treanor and Dee Rix drew a design in conjunction with the executive director, Starr Olsen. Others lending a hand are Loney Landscaping of Frankford, Nature's Way Landscaping of Gananoque and Connon Nurseries/CBV Holdings, Trenton.

Anyone interested in helping, is asked to contact Dan Clost at dan.clost@sympatico.ca.