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Greater Victoria, BC News


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2/24/2009 Media Release
Flower Count Takes Flight at the Airport on Thursday

Flower Count Takes Flight at the Airport on Thursday



Flower Count Takes Flight at the Airport on Thursday

February 24, 2009 – Victoria, BC – The Annual Flower Count kicks off in the Capital Region on Thursday February 25th with a launch event at the Victoria International Airport. The launch event is a friendly flower arranging competition between municipal leaders judged by a host of media personalities.

“The Victoria Airport Authority (VAA) is delighted to be a contributing sponsor of the flower count.  We’ll be co-hosting the event launch festivities which will include greeting arriving and departing travellers of our garden city with a bouquet of locally grown daffodils,” says Terry Stewart, Director Marketing and Environment.

The public and media are invited to the launch event.

When:             Thursday February 24, 2010

            Where:           Victoria Airport Authority

                                    201-1640 Electra Boulevard
            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 February 25
  • Encourage children in elementary grades 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                                        Graham Bell                            Kelsi Woodward
Chief Executive Officer                     The Butchart Gardens             Communications Coordinator
Victoria Chamber of Commerce         Public Relations                      Tourism Victoria             

Tel: (250) 383 7191 Ext 201               Tel:  (250) 544-4479               Tel: (250) 414-4477

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