A Despicable Act

February 21, 2009 at 4:41 pm 2 comments

I was spending my Saturday morning catching up on the news back home and reading The Record and The Cambridge Times online. I happened to come across this article in the Cambridge Times and my heart dropped. This article personally made me angry at the individuals who have done this. I had the chance of having Tim Walker as one of my geography teachers during my time at Southwood School. When someone decided to steal the bench that had been left in place to commemorate his death,  it deeply saddened me that there are individuals out there who would do such a despicable act.

If anyone has any knowledge of where the bench and plaque may be located, I urge you to return what has been wrongfully taken.

Thank you,



Atribute to a local environmentalist and well-known Southwood Secondary School teacher has been taken from the rare Charitable Research Reserve, near Blair.

When Tim Walker died in 2006 of a congenital heart defect, his family and friends created a permanent memorial to him at rare, where he had played as a child and helped to establish an environmental educational program as an adult.

Along with donations in his name to the charitable research reserve, they established the Tim Walker Memorial Award for environmental stewardship for high schools students, planted a Bur Oak and located a park bench and plaque in a prominent location.

Now, the bench, which had been painted by Walker’s mother, and its plaque have been taken.

“Is nothing sacred anymore?” said rare executive director Patti Leather in a statement.

“There is a lot of meaning in that bench for the community. It was hand-built to honour Tim and many people have stopped to rest and admire the native trees and Tim’s contribution to saving this land for us all.

“We’d be happy to have it back – no questions asked. And, of course, if that doesn’t happen, we’ll find a way to replace and secure it.”

Leather can be contacted by calling 650-9336 extension 118.

Founded in 2001, the rare Charitable Research Reserve sits within the designated Blair-Bechtel- Cruickston Environmentally Sensitive Landscape and is home to a diversity of organisms, some of which are species-at-risk regionally, provincially, nationally and globally.

Source: CambridgeTimes.ca


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. RaiulBaztepo  |  March 31, 2009 at 5:27 am

    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo

  • 2. PiterKokoniz  |  April 8, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Hi !! ^_^
    My name is Piter Kokoniz. Just want to tell, that I like your blog very much!
    And want to ask you: what was the reasson for you to start this blog?
    Sorry for my bad english:)
    Your Piter Kokoniz, from Latvia

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