National Forest Week Flag Raising Ceremony

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National Forest Week Flag Raising Ceremony

Canada’s Forests: Supporting Biological Diversity Flag Raising Ceremony

By Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc.

When and where

Date and time

Mon, Sep 18, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST


City of Saskatoon, Civic Square 222 3rd Ave North Saskatoon, SK S7K 0j5 Canada

About this event

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Join us on Monday, September 18, 2023, at 2:00 PM as we celebrate National Forest Week with a special flag raising ceremony in Saskatoon! This year's theme is Canada's Forests: Supporting Biological Diversity, and we're excited to honour the 191 hectares of afforestation in Saskatoon, including the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and the George Genereux Urban Regional Park.

As Saskatoon's pioneering efforts into afforestation are now recognized internationally as an important nature-based solution to tackle the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss, we are thrilled to be hosting this event in partnership with Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc., a non-profit environmental charity.

The flag raising ceremony will be a solemn occasion where we will pay tribute to the remarkable achievements of Saskatoon in this regard. We invite you to join us as we raise the flag and celebrate the role that Canada's forests play in supporting biodiversity.

This event is open to all, and we look forward to seeing you there!

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Brought to you by the non profit Environmental Charity Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc.

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About the organizer

Support the non profit group The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc

Your contributions to support our mission are greatly appreciated by residents of Saskatoon and surrounding area who enjoy the forest, these local parks, wetlands and green spaces.

The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. not – for – profit incorporation has five charitable purposes as follows;

1/ To protect the environment for the benefit of the public by conserving or restoring ecosystems and biodiversity on a long-term basis at the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas, which were preserved in perpetuity by City of Saskatoon Council in 1972.

2/ To protect the environment for the benefit of the public by reducing pollution and by cleaning up illegal trash dumping in the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas through addressing land dump sites and monitoring wetlands and greenspaces for instances of illegal dumping

3/ To provide public amenities by maintaining the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas.

4/ To protect and preserve significant heritage sites by ensuring safety, restoring, developing, and maintaining the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas with a view to commemorating the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas and educating the public about it.  Commemorate; honor and respect the past, celebrate the present and provide a legacy for the future.

5/ To receive and maintain a fund or funds and to apply all or part of the principal and income therefrom, from time to time, to qualified donees as defined in subsection 149.1(1) of the Income Tax Act (Canada).

The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. is a not – for – profit incorporation registered with the Information Services Canada (ISC) Saskatchewan, under entity number 102084283.

The initial goals are to increase the safety and preservation of the afforestation areas as outlined here.  

As incorporated entities with an unique identity, Friends are governed by board members; and have customized organizational by-laws and letters patent.  Friends work locally with the City of Saskatoon park superintendent, MVA guidance, and other park liaisons as designated by the park superintendent. In Ontario, there are many, many Friends of the Park organizations, working together collaboratively to achieve mutually beneficial objectives.