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Oct 17, 2016 Return to Headlines

150th Celebration Garden Awarded to Coquitlam

by Heather Escaravage |

COQUITLAM, BC, Oct. 18, 2016 – The Coquitlam Park Spark Team is partnering with the 13th Eagle Mountain Guides and 10th Coquitlam Beaver & Cub Scouts to plant 1,000 tulip bulbs in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017. 

Coquitlam’s 150th Celebration Garden will be one of 150 similar gardens to be planted throughout Canada in 2017. To be located in Blue Mountain Park, Coquitlam’s garden will feature 500 White Hakuun tulips and 500 Red Impression tulips, which were donated by Vesey’s bulbs of PEI. The bulbs can be seen in full bloom in the spring of 2017.  

The community is invited to join the Guides and Beavers & Cub Scouts for the planting event, which will take place at Blue Mountain Park (975 King Albert Ave., Coquitlam) on Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. This event will take place rain or shine and participants should dress appropriately.

About the 150th Celebration Garden Program

Led by the Canadian Garden Council, in partnership with Vesey’s Blubs, Canada Post, Niagara Parks Commission and the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, the 150th Celebration Garden Program are part of Canada’s Garden Route and will celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary as well as the role of gardens in this history of Canada.

The tulip is an international symbol of friendship and of spring. The 150th Celebration Gardens celebrate how – through their local gardens – communities across the country have played a role in defining, developing, and growing Canada as a nation of friends.

For more information about the program, visit www.canadasgardenroute.ca/cg/index.php/anniversary/program_details 

About Park Spark

Park Spark is a community program aimed at bringing Coquitlam parks alive.
Park Spark offers meaningful, fun and unique experiences for everyone. The goal of the program is to make the community part of temporary as well as permanent park enhancements with the focus on participation and connection.

Park Spark goes beyond ‘traditional’ volunteer experiences to create new volunteer and engagement opportunities in Coquitlam’s parks, such as Little Library donations and neighbourhood park cleanup days. Park Spark also looks to the community to generate new ideas for activities and projects.

For more information about Park Spark, visit ​the Park Spark webpage

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Media contact:
Kathleen Reinheimer
Manager, Parks
Parks, Recreation & Culture Services
City of Coquitlam
604-927-3533
kreinheimer@coquitlam.ca