Weyburn’s 'Plant A Tree' program raises funds and ensures the development and enhancement of Weyburn's urban forest.

As a way of honouring or commemorating a person or group, residents can have a bench installed, or a tree planted, along the Tatagwa Parkway. Names are permanently recorded and displayed on an engraved plaque at City Hall.

“The trees will be planted in various areas throughout the Parkway,” said Weyburn City Councillor Jeff Chessall. “Then you’ll get your name on a plaque in City Hall for recognition.”

Prices range from $50 for a shrub to $250 for an evergreen tree. Benches can be installed for $1,500.

“For the benches, you’ll actually have a plaque right on the bench, which is pretty cool,” he added.

The trees are planted and maintained by the Parks Department.

“Maybe it’s as simple as a Christmas for that someone you don’t know what to buy for them,” said Chessall.

Whatever the reason for planting a tree, it benefits the vista and the air quality for future generations, while creating a lasting legacy.

Click HERE for more information from the City of Weyburn's web site.

 

 

 

United We Roll Convoy Arrives In Ottawa

Hundreds of trucks lined Wellington Street in Ottawa Tuesday morning, arriving there for the first day of the United We Roll rally, which started out as a convoy in Red Deer on Thursday. Participants…

Escaping Haiti: The Fitzpatricks Evacuated By Air

Protests in the country of Haiti have rocked the small nation. Residents have been rioting in response to a number of issues facing the country, including government corruption, and a stagnant…

Plans for New School Include Daycare Centre

Plans are set for the new 700-student elementary school coming to Weyburn in 2021. It will include a pre-kindergarten program and a 51-space daycare centre, helping to shorten long waiting lists for…

Childcare Gets a Failing Grade

A report released recently by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives gave Saskatchewan a failing grade in childcare. According to the report, Saskatchewan's more than 17,700 licensed childcare…

Teen's Desire to Give Inspires Others to Donate the Gift of Life

With hopes of recruiting new donors, Canadian Blood Services has named two blood donor clinics in honour of local high school student Kailynn Bursic-Panchuk, who died when her car was struck by a…

Free Fun on Family Day

It's Family Day in the province and many families are taking advantage of free events in the city. The City of Weyburn is offering free swimming (sponsored by Fletcher Funeral Chapel) at the Weyburn…

Event to Engage Newcomers in Vital Conversations

Southeast Newcomer Services is hosting 50 Vital Community Conversations, which will strive to engage new Canadians in their southeast Saskatchewan communities. "The grant is through the South…

Surplus of Pets Taking Shelter from the Cold; Supplies Needed

With 10 dogs and 24 cats taking refuge from the cold weather, it's a full house at the Weyburn Humane Society's animal shelter. President Pam Arndt-Schick said they're running low on supplies. “We’re…

VIDEO: Weyburn Couple Embraced by Community With Gift of Wedding

If you knew your special someone was only given three months to live, wouldn’t you want to marry them as soon as possible? While no couple truly knows how much time they will have together in this…

Wild Animals Surviving the Deep Freeze

The cold spell has been tough on humans and pets, but animals in the wild have no refuge from the cold at the end of the day. Conservation Officer Lindsey Leko explained that most species have…

DiscoverWeyburn.com is Weyburn's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login