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Landscape Symposium

Register for the 10th Annual Grand River Natural Stone Landscape Symposium

It’s invitation only and registration closes March 1

Date & Time

  • Friday, March 8 2019
  • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


  • Best Western Lamplighter Inn
    • 591 Wellington Rd.
    • London, ON

It’s that time of year again

Every year since 2009, Grand River Natural Stone hosts a fun, free, invitation-only event for the best landscape contractors and designers in Southwestern Ontario.

If you’re looking at this page, you’re one of them. And we’d love for you to book your spot and attend this great annual get together.

What’s on tap for 2019?

8:00 am – Arrival
8:30 am – Grand River Stone
9:00 am – Frank Bourque
10:00 am – Break
11:00 am – Grandies Hardscape Awards
11:30 am – Jim Paluch Session #1
12:30 pm – Prize Draws
12:45 pm – Lunch
1:15 pm – Jim Paluch Session #2
2:30 pm – Break
2:45 pm – Jim Paluch Session #3
4:00 pm – End

We have our usual slate of events, including:

  • Meet & Greets with sales reps from top industry suppliers
  • FREE Lunch of delicious, mouth-watering food that’ll satisfy any appetite

Speaker Lineup

We have an exciting line-up of speakers planned this year:

Frank Bourque – Award-winning hardscape professional, speaker, writer, consultant, and entrepreneur
   “How to Increase Profits in 2019 with Tools, Trends, Features and Crew Efficiency

Frank is an award-winning landscape professional, speaker, writer, consultant, and entrepreneur with an extensive background in business and hardscape construction. He has been a part of the Green Industry for over 20 years as a business owner, working in various sectors including retail, landscape management, and landscape design/constructio

Now, Frank coaches full time internationally and speaks at some of the largest conferences and contractor events throughout the US and Canada. He has been part of the speaker line-up and host at events such as Hardscape North America, GIE Expo, Landscape Ontario Congress – Hardscape Live, The Landscape & Hardscape Business Success Summit and many more. He is also a certified ICPI & NCMA instructor and Certified Landscape Horticultural Technician.



Jim Paluch – President of JP Horizons, Speaker, Author, and Actipreneur

Jim Paluch grew up in the Landscape Profession, starting on landscape crews in high school, becoming a Landscape Architect in 1982 and then going on to become a multi-million dollar landscape sales professional. Jim has helped thousands of individuals and organizations across North America excel over the past 30 years. He has written hundreds of articles and been published as an industry expert throughout those years dozens of times. His motivational newsletter has reached 7,500 readers weekly over the past 15 years, and Jim has received the Ohio Landscape Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jim’s ability to help audiences address obstacles and discover opportunities that lie between the current state they are in and the future state they desire to move toward is remarkable. His talent in facilitating a group and creating a collaborative effort where ideas and solutions can emerge to be implemented always produces inspiring results for everyone involved. Paluch has created innovative training programs like the Face-to-Face Tour, the Working Smarter Training Challenge, Leadership Jams, Sales Jams and Owners Network that have elevated the businesses and leaders in hundreds of companies across North America. Jim’s 3 books have sold over 600,000 copies, and he is founder of Come Alive Outside, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that helps Landscape Professionals actively engage children, adults and entire communities in collaborative projects that promote healthier lives outside.

2018 Grandies Hardscape Awards

This year we were absolutely blown away by your hard work, creativity and ingenuity. We saw some amazing projects submitted, and we cannot wait to announce the winners of the 2018 Grandies Hardscape Awards live at the Symposium.

Prizes and More… 

Last year we gave away thousands of dollars worth of prizes! With a few exciting surprises in store, who knows what this year’s event will have. Be sure to register for your chance to take home some goodies.

As usual, you can count on enjoying complimentary refreshments along with a delicious lunch while you network and check out the newest and coolest products on the market from the top industry suppliers.

Need a Ride?

If you are from the Kitchener or Hamilton area, we are offering complimentary bus service to and from this event:

From Kitchener:

The bus will leave at 7:00 am SHARP from our Kitchener Yard, located at 177 Hayward Ave

Please RSVP by email to or call 519-581-1000

From Stoney Creek:

The bus will leave at 6:30 am SHARP from the Gateway Ice Center, located at 610 South Service Rd (Across the street from our Stoney Creek Yard)

Please RSVP by email to or call 905-643-8686

Register Now to the 2019 Landscape Symposium

Registration closes March 1

The best and brightest names and companies will be at the 2019 Grand River Natural Stone Landscape Symposium.

That includes you. And we really want you to be there.

Fill in the form located at the top of the page or call 1-519-652-5476 to book your spot now.

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