The 48th annual Greater Victoria Flower Count ended today with a multi-billion bloom bouquet. Community and elementary school engagement were strong, with 33.4 billion blossoms counted over the week-long event.
The winner of the “Bloomingest” community this year is Sidney, with a total of 7.58 billion blossoms counted. The runner-up community this year is North Saanich, with 7.56 billion blossoms counted.
Elementary school participation is a major component of Greater Victoria Flower Count. This year’s winning elementary school class is Ms. Jessica Manness’s class at Hillcrest Elementary School in Saanich. The Grade 4 class counted 1.56 billion blossoms and has won a special trip via L.A. Limousines to the ultimate floral experience at Butchart Gardens. The winner of the photo contest draw will be notified by end of day.
“It was great to see our community come together for another successful Greater Victoria Flower Count,” Chamber CEO Bruce Williams said. “The blooms were out and residents responded by submitting their counts from across the region. Congratulations to Sidney and Ms. Manness and thank you to our sponsors and prize donors for making it such a great event.”