Christmas tree for Boston from Canada
** ****For decades, Nova Scotia has given a Christmas tree to the people of the City of Boston in gratitude for their assistance and support following the Halifax Explosion in 1917. **
This tradition of giving is a way for Nova Scotia to express sincere thanks for the help they provided during a difficult time. This year’s tree was donated by a Nova Scotian who ran the 100th Boston Marathon.
Bill and Andrea MacEachern of Lorne, Pictou Co., are the donors of a large evergreen.
Mr. MacEachern competed in the Boston Marathon in 1996 on its 100th anniversary and placed in the top five per cent. The MacEacherns are donating their 15 metre (49 feet) white spruce that is about 72 years old.
There are several Tree for Boston related events happening and we encourage you to participate.
Details and links are below.
The Tree for Boston will make it’s way through the City on November 18th, 2015 beginning at 9:30 am, with a stop at St. Stephen’s Elementary School before arriving for a public sendoff in Grand Parade at 11:30am.
**[FONT=latoregular]Check out the parade route map and join us for the journey along the way.](https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zt64RBRihQS4.kvkkGk7lMx9w&usp=sharing) **[/FONT]
- **[FONT=latoregular]November 17th, Tree Cutting ceremony](https://www.facebook.com/events/159979084348042/) (Facebook Event)
**[/FONT] - **[FONT=latoregular]November 18th, Tree for Boston sendoff, Grand Parade Halifax](https://www.facebook.com/events/752492724880210/) (Facebook Event)
**[/FONT] - [FONT=latoregular]November 20th, Tree for Boston arrival in Boston[/FONT]
- **[FONT=latoregular]December 3rd, Tree Lighting in Boston Common](https://www.facebook.com/events/1642944309256054/) (Facebook event)