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Despite atrocious weather, more than 40 employees from Manulife Financial joined Les amis de la montagne in Mount Royal Park on October 15th last to plant 200 indigenous trees and shrubs and to cut exotic invasive plant species. Nicole Boivin, Senior Vice-President, Human Resources and Communications, Manulife Financial - Canadian Division, used this occasion to announce the renewal of Manulife Financial’s principal partnership with Les amis de la montagne for the 2011 edition of the Tuques Bleues Celebration and Snowshoe Event, Les amis’ signature fundraiser. Mary Bruns Creighton, co-chair of Les amis’ annual campaign, was present to receive the good news.
The planting and cutting activities support Les amis’ initiatives to protect and enhance Mount Royal’s biodiversity, undertaken in collaboration with the Ville de Montréal.
The Tuques Bleues Celebration, to be held February 17, 2011, is Les amis’ most important benefit event. The activity gathers hundreds of people from Montreal’s business community for a moonlit snowshoe walk in order to raise awareness about the mountain’s fragility, while enjoying its majestic beauty.
Nicole Boivin (left) and Mary Bruns Creighton