The 25,000 tree saplings offered through this campaign became part of Telpay’s five-year commitment of $250,000 to the City of Winnipeg’s Million Tree Challenge. This challenge calls on all Winnipeggers to help plant a million new trees by the time our city’s population reaches one million.
In addition to tree giveaway, planting began for 100 fruit and berry bushes throughout the community connected to the Neeginan Aboriginal Centre. The first planting project took place at Kookum’s Place Daycare. This will be a combination of fruit trees (apples, pear, plum, cherry) and berry bushes (saskatoons, raspberrys, currents, gooseberries) that will remain publicly accessible as part of a larger food security initiative for the area. This Fruit and Berry Orchard is a unique way to give back to the community.