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For Immediate Release
June 10, 2019

2019 Niagara Falls Schools In Bloom Recognition of Excellence Ceremony

NIAGARA FALLS, ON - Annually, the City of Niagara Falls Park in the City Committee and the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture organize the Niagara Falls Schools In Bloom Program. This program, in its 14th year, gives students across the City of Niagara Falls the opportunity to participate in rewarding activities to landscape and beautify their schoolyard areas, while continuing to learn about horticulture and the environment.

This year, the program involves 14 combined local high schools and elementary schools who have committed to the project. Through support from community businesses and organizations, schools are able to acquire complimentary gardening equipment, plant material and monetary funds to utilize towards a landscaping project on their school grounds. Volunteer support from the Park in the City Committee and the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture students are available to help guide each school team through the process of identifying, developing and implementing landscaping projects.

All of the project accomplishments are celebrated at Niagara Falls Schools In Bloom Recognition of Excellence Ceremony. Dignitaries from both the Niagara Parks Commission and the City of Niagara Falls will honour all 14 schools and six sponsors with awards. 

  • WHAT: 14th Annual Niagara Falls Schools In Bloom Recognition of Excellence Ceremony
  • WHERE: Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory - 2565 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario

  • WHEN: Thursday, June 13, 2019

    Reception starts at 3 p.m., followed by the Awards Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. (1-hour duration)

  • WHO: Fourteen Niagara Falls schools will be recognized by local dignitaries for their landscaping/environmental accomplishments through the Niagara Falls Schools In Bloom Program. Mayor Diodati and Niagara Parks Commission Chair, Sandie Bellows will both be on hand to bring greetings and to recognize the sponsors and students.

    Sponsors from Walker Environmental, Niagara Falls Horticultural Society, Niagara Community Foundation, Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc., Gauld Nurseries and Land Care Niagara will also be recognized for their contributions to the program.

  • WHY: The purpose of the Niagara Falls Schools In Bloom program is to educate, cultivate and participate: Educating students about the exciting world of horticulture, cultivating not only gardens but friendships as well and participating in the improvement of our school environments. For the most part, projects are student driven. As a result, students develop a sense of pride and ownership for their school and work. At the same time, they are taught responsibility, perseverance, teamwork and respect for the environment; skills which are truly essential to their personal and professional development.

For more information, contact:

Jeff Guarasci
City of Niagara Falls
905-356-7521 ext. 3341
jguarasci@niagarafalls.ca
 
Sue Clarke
Niagara Parks School of Horticulture
905-356-8554 ext. 224
sclarke@niagaraparks.com

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