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
We are very honored to be part of the Golden Tree Monument project. We feel this mesmerizing piece of art will not only be a great tribute to the three precious lives lost in a farmworker van accident but also bring awareness about safety conditions for all workers. The monument will be an attraction and add beauty to the city of Abbotsford.
-Abbotsford Community Services
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
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