Assiginack students and community members plant the Canada 150 garden

Assiginack Public School students and community members pose for a group photo following the planting of tulip bulbs in front of the Assiginack Public Library to celebrate the 150th birthday of Canada.

By Joel Mailloux, a Grade 5/6 student at Assiginack Public School student

MANITOWANING—“I couldn’t think of a better way to spend the 150th birthday of Canada.”

On October 14, students from Assiginack Public School and community members planted tulip bulbs in a garden in front of the Assiginack Public Library to celebrate the 150th birthday of Canada. The event was organized by Alison Greenhill and Assiginack Horticultural Society. Holes were already dug. This made it easy for students to plant two bulbs each. A total of 1,000 bulbs were planted.

Ethan Dey says, “It was a great time. It is a great way to celebrate the 150th birthday of Canada.” The whole school felt the same way.

The school and community is looking forward to spring when the bulbs will become nice and beautiful tulips. When in full bloom, the tulip garden will resemble the Canadian flag.