Home > Past Anniversary Events

Here is a quick rundown on what we did in previous anniversary years.

10th Anniversary (1999):

  • We did a special 10th anniversary supplement to the newsletter.








15th Anniversary (2004)                                                                                                                  

  • Planted an oak tree on Evergreen Avenue.
  • REAL provided a letter and photos to go in the time capsule buried at the site of the (then) new high school in September.




20th Anniversary (2009)

  • Special banner on newsletter “Celebrating 20 Years of Environmental Achievement”
  • Same banner on website
  • Wine and cheese media event in spring at Rideau Canal Museum
  • Birthday cake and musical presentation at park during Chocolate and RR Festival
  • First local foods dinner Oct. at Lombardy Hall, catered by Kieth Drummond
  • Coincidentally that year REAL made the list of top ten finalists for Earth Day Canada’ Hometown Heroes award
  • .25 cent fall yard sale at REAL Deal store
  • Stone placed on Evergreen Avenue with inscription “REAL 20 Years 2009”

25th Anniversary (2014)

  • Special newsletter banner “25 Years of Environmental Action”
  • Used same catchphrase  on website banner
  • First set of 10 $250 REAL Action Grants
  • Promotional video by Arranel Studios
  • free screening of “Watermark” documentary



30th Anniversary (2019)