This breathtaking monument is to be erected behind the
Clearbrook Library in Abbotsford, British Columbia.
The Golden Tree will be the first monument in
Canada that recognizes the important
contributions to society that
It is truly an honor to be commissioned to design and create this important monument dedicated to the Farmworkers of Canada. Our goal is to build a unique, world-class work of art that honors the people it represents. With its multiple layers of meaning and symbolism, we hope that the Golden Tree will inspire the viewer and beautify its surroundings. -Dean & Christina Lauzé
This is a historical, first of its kind memorial to remember three mothers who were killed in a vehicle accident. The Golden Tree Monument will give farmworkers who have been neglected and abused for so long some integrity and it’ll be a reminder to the community that safety is essential for all working people and their families. -Charan Gill, Secretary Treasurer
Canadian Farmworkers Union
This beautiful memorial commemorates three lives cut tragically short. But it is much more than just that. It is also a testament to the strength of the families whose lives were shattered by this tragedy and the work they have done to ensure that their loved ones' lives were not lost in vain.
The Golden Tree will also serve as a reminder to all of us that we must work together to ensure that farm work is safe, and that the men and women who work in farming return home safely to their loved ones at the end of the work day. -Darryl Walker, Past President
BC Government & Servcies Employees' Union