FCM and Tree Canada partner to plant a tree in Winnipeg's Japanese Garden (05/06/2016)
To mark the end of its successful 2016 Annual Conference, the president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Raymond Louie joined Brian Bowman, Mayor of Winnipeg, Mike Rosen, President of Tree Canada, and Jim Feeny, Director of Public and Government Affairs, CN, to plant a white birch in Winnipeg's Japanese Gardens.
The planting ceremony took place in the Japanese Gardens in downtown Winnipeg. The tree was donated by Tree Canada as part of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' (FCM) Living Legacy program, which aims to plant a tree in every community that hosts an FCM event.
"Winnipeg was pleased to host the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' Annual Conference and to showcase to municipal leaders from across Canada our beautiful city," said Mayor Brian Bowman. "The tree we planted today is a living legacy of our partnership with FCM that will benefit our city for many years to come."
"Planting trees beautifies and rejuvenates city streets, cleans the air and helps combat climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide emissions and producing oxygen," said Tree Canada's Mike Rosen. "We're happy to partner with FCM in greening our cities and communities, and provide a healthier living environment for Canadians."
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.