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Kingston Blooms award winners announced

September 16, 2016 -

The Kingston Blooms awards were given out to the city's best gardeners last night at the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club.

"These gardens add tremendous beauty to our community, building Kingston's reputation as a sustainable and livable city. Despite this year's challenging growing conditions, all of the nominated gardens flourished, which speaks to the high level of skill and commitment of Kingston's avid gardeners," says Mayor Bryan Paterson.

Paterson presented the Mayor's Choice Award to Bill Gow for his garden on Smuggler's Cove Dr. Sylvia Moreau won the Environmental Awareness Award.

Public voting on the City's website determined the winner of the People's Choice Award. Elna Licharson received 1,201 out of 3,851 possible votes and was declared the winner in this category.

The Kingston gardeners recognized for their achievements are:

  • Countryside District: Sylvia Moreau
  • Collins-Bayridge District: Nancy and Keith Fairbank
  • King's Town District: Sunnyside Community Garden
  • Kingscourt-Rideau District: Oak Street Community Garden
  • Lakeside District: Holly Binder
  • Loyalist-Cataraqui District: Shirley and Harvey Eves
  • Meadowbrook-Strathcona District: Dianne Davison and Catharine Card
  • Pittsburgh District: Elna Licharson
  • Sydenham: Denis and Patricia Jelinski
  • Portsmouth District: Jennifer Baker and Rosemary Meers
  • Trillium District: Frontenac Condo Corporation
  • Williamsville District: Sharon Simms
  • Small Commercial: St. John the Apostle Catholic Church
  • Large Commercial: Cataraqui Cemetery
  • Community Garden: St. Mary's Cathedral Small Garden: Catharine Card
  • Large Garden: Wiebke Wilkens
  • Seniors Garden: Susan Swackhammer

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future.  Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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