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Communities in Bloom Art Challenge 2017


  • Market Garden at the Ice Arena, Behind the Card Pioneer Home 339 Main Street Cardston, AB, T0K 0K0 Canada (map)

The Cardston News Thursday May 14, 1931 reported; On May 11, 1931 the Stake Relief Society Board, the Ward presidencies of the Relief Societies of the two Cardston Wards and a number of citizens gathered at the war memorial at the court house to plant some trees.
Mrs. Dora Jacobs explained the five elm trees were planted in loving memory of the thirty-three splendid men whom we all revere as the Fathers of Confederation.
Mr. Rulon E. Hicken, the Principle of the High School concluded his remarks by saying, “ then let these trees planted in loving and patriotic hands, and nurtured by this virgin soil, the sunshine and the dews of heaven, grow to be fitting monuments to the wisdom and foresight of those Pioneer Canadian Statesmen, whose memory we love to honor, “ The Fathers of Confederation”..
The Communities in Bloom committee of the Town of Cardston is gearing up for the 150th celebration of Canada and the formal recognition of these memorial trees as heritage trees. In an effort to engage the community in this event, we are inviting the community to participate in an Art Challenge using the artistic mediums of your choice to draw, paint, sculpt, photograph, create music, poetry, etc. the thoughts and feelings the trees invoke in you.
To participate please fill out a registration form with your name and phone number, with Angel at the Town of Cardston office. Each entry will be recognized with a Certificate of Participation with your name on it. Registration closes June 19, 2017.
The entries will be exhibited at the Market Garden in the Cheesman Ice Center on Thursday, June 29th. . Please bring you art work to the Market Garden by 10:30 AM so they can be on display when the market opens at 11 AM. We will have your Certificate of Participation there to put with your art work. For questions or more information contact Diane at 403-653-2657.

Earlier Event: May 13
Strengthening Volunteer Boards
Later Event: May 20
Drive 4 UR Community