a) Mayor Black made the following proclamation in recognition of Big Brothers/Big Sisters Day - September 18th
WHEREAS, Our Kids Count’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Program enables life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people in our community;
AND WHEREAS, investing in young people's futures pays off, with a social return on investment of $23-to-1 through improved economic, health, and social outcomes for young people with mentors.
AND WHEREAS, by changing the course of young lives, we shape our community’s social and economic future;
AND WHEREAS, Our Kids Count Big Brothers Big Sisters Program creates over 50 meaningful opportunities for Canadians to help young people achieve their biggest possible futures, through their volunteer commitment and support;
AND WHEREAS, the agency’s goal is to recruit more volunteers based on the needs of young people in our community;
NOW THEREFORE, I, Doug Black, Mayor of the Town of Carleton Place DO HEREBY PROCLAIM September 18th as Big Brother Big Sister Day. I encourage everyone to Volunteer or donate by visiting https://lanark.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/ and learn more about how you can get involved in igniting potential.
b) Mayor Black made a second proclamation in honour of National Forest Week - September 20th to 26th and National Tree Day - September 23rd.
2020 marks the 100th anniversary of National Forest Week which is celebrated across Canada each year. This year, it will take place from September 20th to 26th.
As well, National Tree Day will take place this year on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. National Tree Day serves as a celebration for all Canadians to appreciate the great benefits that trees provide us – clean air, wildlife habitat, reducing energy demand and connecting with nature.
National Forest Week and National Tree Day provide Canadians with an opportunity to learn more about our forest heritage and to support greater recognition of this valuable resource.
In the Town of Carleton Place, we are fortunate to have the Urban Forest, River Corridor Committee who’s mandate it is to preserve and protect the integrity of the tree canopy within our community.
Forests and trees are fundamental to our economy, culture, traditions and history – and to our future. Communities, families and individuals depend on forests for their livelihood and way of life.
Now therefore, I, Mayor Doug Black, hereby proclaim September 20th to 26th as National Forest Week and September 23rd to be National Tree Day in the Town of Carleton Place.
c) Mayor Black also made an announcement about the Slow Roll for United Way Campaign which will take place between Mississippi Mills and Carleton Place on September 12th, 2020.