Thanks to the efforts of Canada's 150th in Welland Committee, Welland has a new tulip garden at the farmer's market in the downtown.
On November 5th, 2016 committee members, local dignitaries, residents and of course vendors, gathered at the Farmers' Market in downtown Welland, for the grand re-opening of the market and a commemorative tulip garden planting.
Cory Cruise was performing as visitors and guests arrived for the morning celebrations. First up the tulip planting at the newly revitalized market. Teresa Hayden, chair of the 150th Events committee welcomed everyone and thanked them for attending. She explained, Welland was one of 150 communities selected to be the home of a 1000 red and white tulip garden after the committee's submission was accepted by the Canadian Garden Council and Veseys Bulbs for the garden. This garden will be part of the Canadian Garden Route across Canada with a major garden in Niagara Falls sponsored in part by Niagara Parks Commission.
With the presentation complete, Chair of Canada's 150th in Welland committee, Debi Katsmar and Jackson Root, a committee member representing the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council unveiled the sign dedicating the garden. With the unveiling complete, committee members began planting the tulip bulbs. It will be a spectacular display in 2016.
With the tulip planting finished, Cassandra Magazzeni from the City of Welland introduced the speakers for the official grand re-opening of the Farmers Market, complete with ribbon-cutting. While the entire project is not quite complete the concrete was poured and new garden planters in place -- vendors and visitors alike, loved the progress made and are looking forward to the completion.
After, all attending mingled and chatted and of course did a little shopping from the local vendors providing a wealth of local produce and other items.
Truly a day to remember in Welland. To learn more about the celebrations planned for 2016 in Welland, visit www.canada150inwelland.com