CITY OF TIMMINS AWARDED A “HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA” 150TH CELEBRATION GARDEN

September 29, 2016 – The City of Timmins is the lucky recipient of one of 150, ‘150th Celebration Gardens’ being distributed across Canada – by the Canadian Garden Council in collaboration with Vesey’s Bulbs of PEI – in celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial in 2017.

Containing 1,000 tulip bulbs, the international symbol of friendship and an enduring symbol of our national ethos of kindness and hospitality, the 150th Celebration Garden is a terrific way to say “Happy Birthday” to our Home and Native Land.

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Public planting ceremony to take place

“We’d like to thank our friends over at the Timmins Economic Development Corporation for nominating the City of Timmins for this awesome project,” said Timmins Mayor Steve Black.

What a wonderful way to celebrate our country and brighten up the city’s flower beds. Members of the community are invited to come out to the public planting ceremony on Oct. 12.

All members of the public are being invited to attend the planting ceremony on Oct.12 at 9:30am in the Hollinger Park, as our community makes preparations to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday next year.

Symbolic link to a Flagship Celebration Garden in Niagara Falls

Our garden, and the other 149 gardens planted across the country, will be symbolically linked to a Flagship 150th Celebration Garden Promenade, consisting of 25,000 tulips also donated by Vesey’s, to be planted this fall and bloom next spring adjacent to Niagara Falls, one of the great natural wonders of the world, and one of Canada’s largest gateways for visitors to our country.

Our garden will also be featured on Canada’s Garden Route: www.canadasgardenroute.ca

It takes a village…

The City of Timmins would like to thank Maggie Matear and the Timmins Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) for submitting the winning ‘150th Celebration Garden’ application as well as all those that made this heartwarming program possible: Canadian Garden Council, Vesey’s Bulbs, Canada Post, Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, Niagara Parks Commission, GardenMaking Magazine, Landscapes Ontario, Ontario Garden Council, Baxter Travel Media, Enterprise Canada, Gardens BC, Quebec Gardens’ Association and VIA Rail Canada.

 

Media Contact: Heather Duhn, Corporate Communications Coordinator

705-360-2600, ext. 2212     heather.duhn@timmins.ca