Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Diane Deans, Chair of the Community and Protective Services Committee, Councillor David Chernushenko, Chair of the Environment Committee, and Ward Councillor Bob Monette recognized Pattison Outdoor Advertising today as a Major Sponsor, under the Community Champions Program, of the 150,000 Trees Ottawa tree planting campaign.
“I was very pleased to meet with and thank Pattison’s management team for their company’s generous contribution to making Ottawa a healthy, beautiful and ecologically sustainable city,” said Mayor Watson.
“Campaign sponsors like Pattison are supporting the replenishment of our urban tree canopy. This program is vital to our efforts to replace the approximately 25 per cent of our urban trees that are being killed by the Emerald Ash Borer.”
Mayor Watson also thanked Ecology Ottawa and the Convent Glen/Orléans Wood Community Association for organizing the planting of trees in Mystery Park, in Convent Glen, on October 17. Pattison’s contribution paid for most of the new trees in Mystery Park, which was devastated by the Emerald Ash Borer.
Pattison Outdoor Advertising, founded in 1908, is Canada’s largest out-of-home, transit and digital display advertising company, with 25 offices and 200 markets coast to coast.
The City of Ottawa’s Community Champions program, established in 2012, offers businesses and organizations of all sizes opportunities to contribute to a healthy, active and environmentally sustainable community by sponsoring various City programs and joining in partnerships.