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2017-09-22 - Make Our Hometown Beautiful Winners Announced

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The City of Charlottetown is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Make Our Hometown Beautiful program.

The local contest is designed to reward those who maintain buildings and landscapes within City limits. Businesses and residents can enter themselves or nominate someone else.

The categories are commercial properties, curb appeal, edible gardens, gardening in small spaces, community engagement, children and youth gardens, birds and the bees, water wise garden and the Mayor’s Award. Each category is judged on its unique features, variety and color of flowers, design and overall aesthetics. Evidence of environmentally friendly, sustainable practices are also noted. Entrants in the 2017 contest were encouraged to include photos or stories to support their submission.

The Mayor’s Award is presented by Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee to the property owner that demonstrates the best overall improvement to their home or grounds.

"Time and time again visitors comment on how beautiful our great city is and, although we have staff who work very hard to keep our city clean and beautiful, we also have to give credit to our residents and business owners," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "Those who have participated in this program, this year and in past years, show a tremendous commitment and dedication to the work they do on their properties, enhancing the aesthetics of the property around them and, in turn, contributing to a positive experience for our visitors."

The following are the 2017 Make Our Hometown Beautiful award winners:

Commercial Properties
3rd – Charlottetown Beer Garden
2nd – Notre Dame
1st – Charlottetown Harbour Authority

Curb Appeal
3rd – Jane Shaw
2nd – David Jenkins
1st – The late Ross Matheson

Edible Gardens
3rd – Desbrisay Community Gardens
2nd – Earl Winters
1st – Anil/Nimmi

Gardening in Small Spaces
3rd – Pownal Square
2nd – Geneva Villa
1st – Frank & Heather Robison
Community Engagement
3rd – Spring Park United Church
2nd – Desbrisay Community Garden
1st – Legacy Garden

Children & Youth Gardens (18 or younger)
3rd – Arlo & Hazel Thompson
2nd – Anil/Nimmi
1st – Birchwood Intermediated School

Birds & Bees
3rd – Andrew Palmer
2nd – Michelle Johnson
1st – John Andrew

Adopt a Barrel – Businesses
3rd – The Insurance Company of PEI
2nd – Delta Prince Edward
1st – MacPherson Roche Smith
Adopt a Corners – New
3rd – Local 343
2nd – Lady Slipper
1st – Insight Marketing
Adopt a Corner – Established
3rd – Frank Zakem Memorial
2nd – Invesco
1st – CIBC

Mayor’s Award – Taylor Built Homes (Harley Street Apartments).

The winners were recognized at a ceremony on Thursday, September 21 at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel.

Photo cutline: First place for Curb Appeal was awarded to the late Ross Matheson. His grandchildren Lauryn, Colby, Cameron and Caleb Matheson accepted the award on his behalf. The award was presented by Tammy Clory and Les Wong, representatives from Home Hardware Charlottetown and Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee,

Media contact:

Alicia Packwood
Communications Assistant
City of Charlottetown

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
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