Fort St. James Chamber of Commerce awarded a “Happy Birthday Canada”150th Celebration Garden

On Sept. 20, the Fort St. James Chamber of Commerce was the lucky recipient of one of 150 Celebration Gardens.

  • Oct. 5, 2016 11:00 a.m.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

On Sept. 20, the Fort St. James Chamber of Commerce was the lucky recipient of one of 150 Celebration Gardens being distributed across Canada in celebration of the country’s 150th birthday in 2017.

The bulbs are being distributed by the Canadian Garden Council in collaboration with Vesey’s Bulbs of P.E.I. to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial year.

The tulip stands as a symbol of friendship, kindness and hospitality and according to the Fort St. James Chamber of Commerce, planting 1000 bulbs for a 150th Celebration Garden is a terrific way to say “Happy Birthday” to our home and native land.

“We feel very fortunate,” said Honorable John Rustad, MLA for Nechako Lakes.

About 400 applications were received.

The garden consisting of 500 red and 500 white tulip bulbs will be planted on October 7 at 10:30 a.m. at the Fort St. James Chamber of Commerce.

All are welcome including school children and seniors to attend the ceremony.

According to the Fort St. James Chamber of Commerce, the garden and all other 149 gardens planted across the country will be symbolically linked to a Flagship 150th Celebration Garden Promenade, consisting of 25,000 tulips to be planted this fall adjacent to Niagara Falls.

The garden in Fort St. James will also be featured in Canada’s Garden Route at:

The community of Fort St. James would like to thank the Fort St. James Chamber of Commerce and the GUF Society for submitting the winning application in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.

For more information, contact Rosa Anne Howell at: (250) 996-7023 or at:




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