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Event supports urban forests by planting 200 native trees in southern Ontario

Friday, May 5th 2017 9:36:49am

Hiram Walker & Sons Limited, Corby Spirit and Wine Ltd., City of Windsor and Forests Ontario are Planting a Forest on May 9, 2017

WHAT: Tree planting to restore canopy cover in Thompson Park, Windsor

WHO: The Honourable Mayor Drew Dilkens, Forests Ontario in partnership with Hiram Walker & Sons Limited, Corby Spirit & Wine Ltd. and the City of Windsor

WHEN: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
             (9AM opening remarks, planting event to immediately follow)

WHERE: Thompson Park, 1106 Edgar Street, Windsor, Ontario

On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017, Forests Ontario, Corby Spirit & Wine Ltd., Hiram Walker & Sons Limited, and the City of Windsor will host a special tree planting event in Thompson Park, Windsor. Volunteers from Corby’s financial team will plant native trees and shrubs on the site.

Thompson Park, located within a dense urban area of Windsor, Ontario, is in need of shade for recreation and habitat for local wildlife. This event is an opportunity to celebrate Windsor’s urban forest and greenspaces and the important contributions they make to health, well-being, and vibrancy in our communities. The trees planted on May 9th will contribute to cleaner air and water, sequester carbon and increase Windsor’s unique, Carolinian canopy cover which was hard hit by Emerald Ash Borer.

We invite members of the media to attend this private event.


About Corby Wine & Spirits
Corby Spirit and Wine Limited is a leading Canadian marketer and distributor of spirits and imported wines. Corby's portfolio of owned-brands includes some of the most renowned brands in Canada, including J.P. Wiser's®, Lot No. 40®, Pike Creek®, and Gooderham & Worts® Canadian whiskies as well as Lamb's® rum, Polar Ice® vodka, McGuinness® liqueurs, and the recently acquired Ungava® gin. Through its affiliation with Pernod Ricard S.A., a global leader in the spirits and wine industry, Corby also represents leading international brands such as ABSOLUT® vodka, Chivas Regal® and The Glenlivet® Scotch whiskies, Jameson® Irish whiskey, Beefeater® gin, Malibu® rum, Kahlúa® liqueur, Mumm® champagne, and Jacob's Creek®, Stoneleigh®, Campo Viejo®, and Kenwood® wines. In 2016, Corby was named one of the 50 Best Workplaces in Canada by The Great Place to Work® Institute Canada for the fifth consecutive year, and was also listed among Greater Toronto's Top 100 Employers for the third time. Corby is a publicly traded company based in Toronto, Ontario, and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbols CSW.A and CSW.B. For further information, please visit our website or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter (@CorbySW), and Instagram (@CorbySW).

About Hiram Walker and Sons Limited
Established over 150 years ago, Hiram Walker & Sons Limited's tradition of blending quality ingredients, processes and highly skilled people continues at the Windsor, Ontario based production facility. Hiram Walker produces brands such as J.P. Wiser's®, Lot No. 40®, Pike Creek®, Gooderham & Worts® and Royal Reserve® Canadian whiskies, Polar Ice® vodka, Malibu® and Lamb's® rums, and McGuinness® and Criollo® liqueurs for Canadian distribution by its affiliate, Corby Spirit and Wine Limited. Hiram Walker is a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard S.A., a leading global spirits and wine company with premium international brands such as ABSOLUT® vodka, Chivas Regal®, The Glenlivet® and Ballantine's® Scotch whiskies, Jameson® Irish whiskey, Beefeater® gin, Kahlúa® liqueur, Mumm® champagne, and Jacob's Creek®, Wyndham Estate®, Stoneleigh®, Campo Viejo®, Graffigna® and Kenwood® wines.

About Forests Ontario
Forests Ontario is the voice for our forests. Our mission is to restore the health of our ecosystem through large-scale forest restoration efforts and to increase understanding of the social, economic, and ecological importance of forests through a range of education and awareness initiatives. In collaboration with over 85 partners, Forests Ontario plants three million trees every year and engages more than 10,000 students in learning about our natural ecosystems through in-class and outdoor programs.

To learn more, please visit www.forestsontario.ca or follow us @Forests_Ontario.

For more information, photos or to arrange an interview please contact:

Shelley McKay
Director of Communications & Development
Forests Ontario
E: smckay@forestsontario.ca
P: 416-646-1193 ext. 232  
C: 416-619-0783

Jeannette Holder
Communications Manager
Forests Ontario
E: jholder@forestsontario.ca  
P: 416-646-1193 ext. 257
C: 416-522-8140