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Greater Victoria, BC News


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2/8/2009 Media Release
Join the 2011 Flower Count


Join the 2011 Flower Count

February 8, 2009 – Victoria, BC – The 2011 Annual Flower Count takes place March 1 – 7. As is customary, the event kicks off with a friendly flower arranging competition between municipal leaders judged by a host of media personalities. This year’s launch event takes place in The Bay Centre from 10 to 11:30 AM.

“The Bay Centre is thrilled to host the 2011 Flower Count Launch in downtown Victoria,” said Darlene Hollstein, General Manager of The Bay Centre. “This is a great community celebration event that showcases our Garden City and the many unique offerings Victoria has to offer to our visiting guests year-round.”

The public and media are invited to the launch event.

When:             Tuesday March 1, 2011

            Where:                        The Bay Centre (Main Level Centre Court)

                                    2 – 1150 Douglas Street
            Time:               10:00 AM – 11:30 AM


There are a number of ways for the public to participate in the Flower Count. You can:

  • Count your blossoms and enter the count on the website.
  • Attend the Mayors’ Flower Arranging Competition – the Flower Count launch event on March 1st
  • Encourage children in grades 4 and 5 to participate in the class room competition

·         Enter a flower photo contest on Facebook and Flickr and win great prizes! Access the contest sites through

And of course, brag to you family, friends, and colleagues in colder places!

The Greater Victoria Flower Count is a light-hearted event meant to promote Victoria as an attractive shoulder-season holiday destination. Citizens across the municipality are invited to count their blossoms and report their count.


For more information contact:

  • Bruce Carter, CEO, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce

E:   P: 250-383-7191 ext 201

  • Graham Bell, Public Relations, The Butchart Gardens

P: 250-544-4479         

  • Helen Welch, VP Visitor Services and Market Development, Tourism Victoria

E:             P: 250-414-6999


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