Following public health guidelines and the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City Beautification Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the annual City Beatification Awards.
“We know the annual City Beautification awards are something that many work hard for and look forward to. In discussions with the garden centre sponsors, this was an amazing year despite the challenges we’ve all been presented with,” says Richard Walker, Volunteer City Beautification Coordinator. “As a volunteer committee, it is difficult for us to manage the program this year given the restrictions on garden centres limiting capacity, physical distancing and health and safety measures. Having multiple judges in people’s yards and gardens is also problematic for our committee.”
The City Beautification Committee thanks its local sponsors and contributors for their continued support in working diligently to make their properties and our City an attractive place to live. We look forward to celebrating the achievements of local gardeners in 2021. For more information, contact City Beautification Coordinator Richard Walker at 705-946-4790 or email [email protected].