FCM plants living legacy tree in Saguenay (05/09/2014)
SAGUENAY, QC - Today, Jean-Yves Provencher, Councillor for the City of Saguenay and Board Member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), was joined by FCM President Brad Woodside and the President of Tree Canada Mike Rosen to plant a tree at a ceremony at the Delta Saguenay Hotel. The tree was donated by Tree Canada as part of FCM's Living Legacy program, which plans to plant a tree in every community that hosts an FCM event.
"Saguenay is happy to host the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' Board of Directors, and to offer municipal leaders from across Canada the chance to experience our great region," said Jean-Yves Provencher, Councillor for Saguenay and FCM Board member. "The tree we plant today is a living legacy of our partnership with FCM that will benefit our community for decades to come".
FCM's Board of Directors, which speaks for almost 2000 municipalities across Canada that together represent 90% of the population, is in Saguenay this week as part of its quarterly meetings to discuss local issues that affect the quality of life of Canadians everywhere.
"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 President Michael Rosen. "We're happy to partner with FCM in greening our cities and communities, and provide a healthier living environment for Canadians."