Tree Canada’s national kick off of the Canada-150-Celebration will take place in Regina’s Victoria Park on Sunday.
The national not-for-profit organization with the help of CN and the Federal Government is financially supporting greening initiatives in 150 communities around the nation to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.
Mike Rosen, Tree Canada President said everything will kick off at 3:50 p.m. Sunday, with a Powwow Drum Troupe and wrap up with a ceremonial tree planting.
“Each of those 150 plantings will actually include the tree of that province or territory, so that’s one of the plantings. Another one is a maple tree and the third one is a tree that has some significance for First Nations people,” Rosen said.
Rosen added the official tree of the province a White Birch will be the first planted this afternoon.
The first 500 people to Victoria Park on Sunday will also be able to join in a barbecue.
Rosen said the 150 communities were chosen through an application process.
Mayor Michael Fougere, MP for Regina Lewvan, Ralph Goodale and Edmund Bellegard, Tribal Chief of the Five Hills Fort Qu’Appelle Tribal Council will also be in attendance.
Seventy-five trees will be planted in Regina in total, they will be caliper size when planted, which means already of a significant size.
Rosen says they will have an immediate and positive impact on Victoria Park.