Bloomers Supporting Boomers in Pugwash
Harbourview is a pleasant apartment complex in Pugwash, home to a number of seniors. However, it becomes even more pleasant every spring when volunteers from Communities in Bloom (CiB) spruce up the gardens.
A team of garden enthusiasts spread throughout the complex, tending to the tiny personal flower beds at the front door of each apartment. As shown in the attached photo, the group also dressed up the area around the flag pole.
Communities in Bloom is a group of often unsung heroes who contribute freely of their time and talents.
The local group has won notoriety for the village in winning a few national awards from Communities in Bloom. The most recent was an award for community involvement, inspired by their “naughtyish” fundraising calendar, which saw some local celebrities bare their feelings for the community.
CiB will celebrate that win next week with the visit of nationally acclaimed gardener Mark Cullen, who is directly associated with Home Hardware, the sponsor of the national award.
Cullen will be the guest speaker next Friday at a special event at the Northumberland Curling Club at 7 pm. His keynote, “The New Canadian Garden”, will address the evolution and expansion of community gardens.
He will also be available Saturday morning at Home Hardware in Pugwash.
The main photo shows Norene Smiley (left) with Betty Langille, a resident of Harbourview. The photo below is the CiB group who donated their time and talents, back row L to R: Maureen Leahy, Judith Rickard, Lorna McCallum, Wendy Franklin, and Douglas Leahy. Kneeling in the foreground are Sandy Neild and Greg Smiley.