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
This monument ensures farmworkers are no longer invisible, second-class workers. Spear-headed by the courageous Punia, Bal and Sidhu families, The Golden Tree is a lasting tribute that offers, not only recognition, but hope, that farmworkers will be treated with the dignity, respect and safe working conditions that they deserve. -Jim Sinclair, President
B.C. Federation of Labour
Thank you to the families and to the BCFed for their dedication and commitment to working for health and safety improvements benefitting all workers in memory of their lost loved ones. A truly remarkable story. -Sheila Moir, Health & Safety Officer
BC Government & Services Employees' Union