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FCM and Tree Canada join forces to plant a tree in Halton region as part of FCM’s living legacy program (13/09/2016)

Today the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) launched its September Board of Directors meeting in Halton Region with a ceremonial tree planting at the Halton Regional Centre. FCM President Clark Somerville was joined by Halton Regional Chair, Gary Carr, representatives from the Town of Oakville, and the President of Tree Canada, Michael Rosen.

"I want to thank the Region of Halton, which includes the Town of Oakville, for extending such a warm welcome to our board of directors," said Clark Somerville, FCM President and Halton Regional Councillor. "The tree we planted today will serve as a legacy to the entire community and a reminder of the dedication we all share as local leaders to improve our hometowns."

The tree planting ceremony is part of FCM's Living Legacy project which was launched in 2014 in partnership with Tree Canada. With the support of Tree Canada, a tree is planted in every municipality that plays host to an FCM event.

In addition to the tree being planted in the City of Oakville, there will be another tree planted at the Halton Hills Town Hall. Halton Region has also planted a regional forest, of approximately 100 trees at their North Operations Centre, to commemorate the September Board meeting in Halton and each delegate in attendance.

FCM is the national voice of municipal government. In leading the municipal movement, FCM works to align federal and local priorities, recognizing that strong hometowns make for a strong Canada.

Media contact:

FCM - Pam Foster, 613-218-6384, pfoster@fcm.ca
Halton Region - Robert Hunter, 905-825-6000, ext. 7064 robert.hunter@halton.ca

Page Updated: 24/10/2016