Canada: Celebrating 150th year Windsor’s Ahmadi Muslim Group partnered to Plant 150 Native Trees

Source: http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/ahmadiyya-muslim-community-gathers-for-tree-planting | MARY CATON


They came with shovels, mulch, wheelbarrows and trees, lots of trees, ready to give back to their community.

To celebrate Canada’s 150th and Windsor’s 125th, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Windsor planted 150 trees in Forest Glade on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. Sanaa Mian and her father Waseem Kaleem Mian plant a tree during the event. DAN JANISSE / WINDSOR STAR

To celebrate Canada’s 150th and Windsor’s 125th, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Windsor planted 150 trees in Forest Glade on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. Sanaa Mian and her father Waseem Kaleem Mian plant a tree during the event. DAN JANISSE / WINDSOR STAR

The Windsor branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community partnered with the Essex Region Conservation Authority and the Little River Enhancement Group to plant 150 native trees in Bush Park along the Ganatchio Trail on the city’s east side.

“We wanted to do something for Canada 150 and Windsor 125,” said project manager Arfan Ahmad. “Love of our homeland is part of our faith. This is our way of showing our commitment to community.”

Nine-year-old Sanaa Mian was at the Esplanade Drive park with her father and two older brothers.

“I want to plant some trees,” she said. “I think it’s better for the community.”

Her father, Waseem Mian, likes to involve his children in community-oriented events.

“They are planting for themselves and the next generations,” Waseem said. “They should learn these things from the beginning, how to help the community and invest for the next generations.”

Standing ready to put a shovel in the ground were Waseem’s sons, Aleem, 17, and Ibrahim, 13.

About 40 volunteers, many wearing T-shirts that read “Love for all, Hatred for none,” gathered under … read more at source.

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