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City of Mississauga and students celebrate Arbor Day with tree planting

Apr 27, 2010

Join City of Mississauga Ward 9 Councillor Pat Saito, members of the City's Parks and Forestry Unit, and students and staff from St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Elementary School as they celebrate Arbor Day with a special assembly and tree planting ceremony. 

"This is an especially meaningful celebration," said Ward 9 Councillor Pat Saito.  "A tree was planted in honour of Arbor Day at this very school 15 years ago.  Today, we continue to promote the importance of trees and conservation to our children and to the community."

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Date: Thursday, April 29, 2009

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Location: St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Elementary School

              6133 Glen Erin Drive (Glen Erin Dr. and Britannia Rd.)

              Mississauga, Ontario

Arbor Day has been celebrated across North America for over 100 years.  It is an opportunity to acknowledge and promote the importance of trees in the environment. 

Each year, the City of Mississauga partners with a different local school to host a special tree planting ceremony to spread the awareness of Arbor Day.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 730,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 61 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is one of Greater Toronto's Top 90 Employers for 2010. Enhancing its citizens' quality of life by providing superior services, revitalizing its infrastructure and conserving the environment, Mississauga is committed to innovation, operational excellence and fiscal responsibility which are reflected in its motto: "Leading Today for Tomorrow."

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Phone: 905-615-3200 x4073
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Email:   lindsay.francini@mississauga.ca


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