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
Until 1991, the farm workers in British Columbia had no rights and in fact were not even considered workers under the Employment Standards Act of BC. Thanks to the BC Federation of Labour, the call for a safer workplace for farm workers is being heard loud and clear. The Golden Tree will commemorate the continuous struggle for farm workers’ rights. -Raj Chouhan, NDP MLA
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
It will be a great honour to the City of Abbotsford to have this beautiful Golden Tree Monument erected in Mill Lake Park. As it is the first monument dedicated to agricultural workers in Canada, it will not only be an attraction to the community members of the City of Abbotsford, but I believe it will attract many other interested parties from outside the community. I look forward to the day that my family, and our community, can proudly visit the Golden Tree at Mill Lake Park to reflect on and honour the workers that toil so hard to bring food to our tables. -Moe Gill, Councillor
City of Abbotsford