The Senate of Canada 150 Medal celebrates the 150th anniversary of the first sitting of the Senate in 1867. Each Senator has been given the opportunity to award a medal to 12 individuals or organizations that have made a significant contribution to their community.
Senator Grant Mitchell, who travelled to Rwanda and visited us at Tubahumurize earlier this year, has chosen to award one such medal to the Green & Gold Community Garden in recognition of its remarkable work in service of the local community and of Tubahumurize Association.
We are – as always – thrilled and honoured to be affiliated with the Green and Gold Garden, and believe its passionate, creative, and tireless volunteers fully merit this recognition.
For more on the Green and Gold Community Garden and our longstanding partnership with them, we invite you to check out:
- This recent news segment about the Garden by CTV Alberta that highlights quite nicely just what makes the Garden so very special. (It also does a great job sharing the history of Tubahumurize!)
- This beautiful article about the work of Dr. Shirley Ross, one of the Garden’s founding volunteers and key organizers. Earlier this year, Dr. Ross was awarded the 2017 UAlberta Advocate Award in recognition of her tireless efforts at the Garden.
- Food for Thought: a mini-documentary about the Green and Gold Community Garden, created in 2015.
- This little article about our partnership, from our own website.