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Unveiling Canada’s 150th Anniversary Tulip Garden

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 23, 2017) – Residents are invited to Snye Point Park on May 27 to join Communities in Bloom as they unveil Canada’s 150th Anniversary Tulip Garden.

“Planting the tulips last fall was extremely rewarding,” said Julie Moretto, co-chair, Wood Buffalo Communities in Bloom Committee. “We’ve been eagerly waiting for spring so we can see the tulips as they start to bloom. We're also looking forward to planting the Tree of Hope that was generously donated by Leduc Communities in Bloom. We hope to see lots of residents at Snye Point Park this Saturday.”

Last year, the Wood Buffalo Communities in Bloom Committee made an application to be one of 150 communities from across Canada chosen to receive tulip bulbs from the Canadian Garden Council. 

After being accepted into the program, residents were invited to participate in a ceremony on Oct. 13, 2016, where 2,000 tulip bulbs were planted in a new garden at Snye Point Park. The garden also includes additional tulip donations from Vanhof and Blokker.  

Residents are now invited to the unveiling event to showcase the red and white tulips, and to watch as the Tree of Hope is planted. 

Date: Saturday, May 27
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Snye Point Park 

Additional activities include crafts for kids, and snacks with Rave the Communities in Bloom Raven. Residents can also choose seeds from the seed buffet and plant their own gardens, including vegetables, herbs and flowers.

The region’s garden and the other select tulip gardens planted across the country will be symbolically linked to a flagship 150th Garden Promenade consisting of 25,000 tulips in Niagara Falls, Ontario. These gardens will also be featured on Canada’s Garden Route.


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