Tuesday, May 31st, 2022
Tuesday, May 31st, join the biggest planting event in Courtenay, as the Mile of Flowers will mark 55 years of filling Cliffe Avenue boulevards with colourful blooms!
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Volunteers are invited to fill garden beds on both sides of Cliffe Avenue from 8th to 21st Streets with summer flowers provided by the City of Courtenay.
Typically, between 200 and 500 volunteers are needed, no prior experience is required, just pick an open spot & start planting! Participants are asked to bring garden gloves and a trowel or spoon for digging.
Youth groups attending will be entered into a random draw to win a one-hour pool party at the outdoor pool in Lewis Park.
The Mile of Flowers is a tradition dating back to 1967, when Kathleen Kirk set out to commemorate Canada’s centennial year. That year she planted 7,800 seedlings as a welcome to tourists. What began as the initiative of one woman now involves hundreds of volunteers & around 30,000 flowers.
The Plant-in starts at 5pm & runs until around 7pm. Don’t miss the 55th Annual Mile of Flowers, Tuesday, May 31st, in Courtenay.
For more information, please contact City of Courtenay at 250-334-4441, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.courtenay.ca/EN/main/community/mile-of-flowers-plant-in.html
The event runs from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on the following dates.
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