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21 Billion Blooms in 2010
Date:  3/5/2010
ArticleType:  Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE

March 5, 2010

21 Billion Blooms in 2010

Victoria, B.C. – The total number of blooms counted in the Annual Greater Victoria Flower Count was 21,691,666,716.  Oak Bay was the leading Municipality with over 14 billion blooms followed by Victoria with almost 5 billion blooms.  The winning class was Ms L Westby’s class from Willows Elementary and they win a trip to Butchart Gardens.

Greater Victoria is one of the best places on the planet to live work and play. The annual flower count is a testament to the wonderful climate and community spirit. Truly a gold medal performance by Mother Nature this year!

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.

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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

E:  bcarter@gvcc.org                          www.butchartgardens.com     E: kelsi.woodward@tourismvictoria.com

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