Students at École James Nisbet School will be able to enjoy a little shade for generations to come thanks to the work of today’s generation.

The school was named the City of Winnipeg’s Arbor Day School for 2019, a title bestowed by the City’s urban forestry department. The honour came with some improvements to the school’s playground.

During the ceremony, students heard remarks from principal Michelle Jean-Paul, Dale Willson (who spoke on behalf of Old Kildonan Coun. Devi Sharma), Barwinsky, and representatives of FedEx, a sponsor of the initiative. Students Mankirat, Agamjaap, Gurseerat, Manmeet and Japjot (last names were not provided) emceed the occasion, and student Jaezelle was named the winner of an Arbor Day poster contest.

“I want to say I’m so proud of you for taking the time to write to me,” said Willson, reading from a statement prepared by Sharma. “This is happening because of your effort.”

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