Highlights from our General Meeting on Tuesday, September 5 Prior to the meeting, District Deputy Barry Nicholls conducted the installation ceremony for the members of the 2017-18 Executive. About 45 Knights attended the first meeting of this fraternal year… Continue reading: Bulletin
Remembrance Day Vimy Oak Tree Planting Ceremony
On Saturday, November 11, following the 5:00 p.m. Mass, a planting of a Vimy Oak Tree will take place on the front lawn of the Rectory, commemorating the 100th Anniversary of this decisive World War I battle. In addition to the tree planting ceremony, there will be the dedication of a Plaque, commemorating this significant event in our history. “The Vimy Oaks are English oak trees (Quercus robur) that grew in Scarborough from acorns collected and mailed home from the battlefield by Lt. Leslie Miller, a Canadian soldier who fought at Vimy Ridge in the First World War” (Elliot Ferguson, Kingston Whig-Standard, September 21, 2017). “Standing amidst the devastation of war, Leslie picked up a handful of acorns and mailed them home, where they were nurtured. This small but amazingly hopeful act continues to be felt just as powerfully today, one hundred years after the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The living legacy of Leslie Miller’s “Vimy Oaks” inspires hope as the world remembers and honours the soldiers who served in the First World War” (2017, Scholastic Canada Ltd.). Our parish is proud to receive this commemorative Oak Tree honouring those men and women who, in armed conflict and peace-keeping, upheld and continue to uphold the dignity of human life and the hope for peace. Please plan to attend this very special Remembrance Day Service.