Work in the memory of a good friend seems to come just a little easier.

That’s how Carmen Urbas feels about her Trees Kapuskasing ongoing project that is about complete on Cedar Street and Ash Street in memory of former Rotary Club of Kapuskasing member Darin Boucher.

Photo of (left to right) Nichole Boucher, Darin Boucher, Bert Godin & Carmen Urbas Photo by Rotary Club of Kapuskasing

Urbas says Growing Roots for Each and Every Northerner’s project for 2018 was to honour the memory of a dear friend, while continuing their efforts to improve and update the natural look of Kapuskasing.

She says this project means more than any other in her seven years since starting the group.

“This corner means alot to us because we lost a member of the Rotary Club and after seven years on this project, I felt like I wanted to do something special for Darin Boucher.”

Urbas says when you take a seat on the bench; she hopes a special memory of Darin will come to mind.

“I hope that they feel the way that we all feel, the Rotarians, that he was a special person, he loved nature and he was always there to help. So when you sit on the bench and you look around, I hope that you have a special memory of him the way we do.”

Boucher’s former employers Collins Barrow also offered to help with the project, and Urbas says they have brought them some ideas such as adding accessible items to the park.

She also says she wanted to give thanks to Lori Guillemette, Jules Joly, Rick Bartlett, Yves Labelle, Rene Labelle and Jack Jamieson, for helping her complete these wonderful projects.

Urbas says the group also has its eyes set on its next project, as for next year they plan to do some work along Highway 11 near the golf course.

Photo of Cedar Street and Ash Street of GREEN TK Project in memory of Darin Boucher 2018 Photo by GREEN TK

Photo of pathway created at Cedar Street and Ash Street of GREEN TK Project in memory of Darin Boucher 2018 Photo by GREEN TK

Photo of Book Nook at Cedar Street and Ash Street of GREEN TK Project in memory of Darin Boucher 2018 Photo by GREEN TK

Photo of Cedar Street and Ash Street of GREEN TK Project in memory of Darin Boucher 2018 Photo by GREEN TK