28th edition of Rosemère in Bloom
On May 17, the annual "Rosemère in Bloom” competition was launched at Rosemère’s Hamilton House with an event attended by mayor Madeleine Leduc, members of the organizing committee, the competition’s judges as well as several Rosemère residents.
For a 28th year, Rosemère homes will be automatically registered in the Residential category (Front in Bloom, Cosy Corner, Native Garden and, new this year, Contemporary Garden), as well as the Commercial, Tree (Majestic, Unique), and Street in Bloom categories. Residents who so wish can also register in one of the following special categories, i.e. Environmental Action, Vegetable Garden and Backyard. Citizens must register before June 16 by completing the form they recently received in the mail, or obtaining a form from the Town Hall.
During this evening launch, the mayor introduced the Secret Gardens’ new branding. It may be recalled that the Secret Gardens Tour, which will soon be celebrating its 20th anniversary, provides an opportunity for the public to visit Rosemère’s most beautiful gardens. This year’s tour is slated for July 16. Tickets are now available at the Town Hall and municipal library or, between 9:30 a.m. and noon on the day of the event at the Rosemère train station. All proceeds from the sale of tickets will be donated to "Les Petits Plaisirs”, an organization that provides the region’s families with a handicapped child a number of services essential to their quality of life.
"The "Rosemère in Bloom” competition is perfectly consistent with the environmental values of the Town, which has been honoured with multiple recognitions in this regard over the years, including a "5 silver blooms” mention in the 2016 edition of the Canadian "Communities in Bloom”, noted Madeleine Leduc who went on to add: "I invite our residents to take part in this famous horticultural tradition of the Town of Rosemère by participating in this event in large numbers!”
Furthermore, the Town of Rosemère is proud to announce a partnership with Rosemère’s Pacini Restaurant, within the framework of the 18th edition of the Secret Gardens Tour. In fact, since the restaurant’s owners, Jo Circé and Sandra Bureau, were present, mayor Leduc took the opportunity to thank them for their commitment to the Rosemère community and their interest in making the Secret Gardens Tour a success in every regard.
About Rosemère in Bloom
Launched in 1989, the "Rosemère in Bloom” competition seeks to recognize the horticultural beautification efforts of the Town’s residents. Since it was first established, this competition has allowed the Town to distinguish itself by earning the prestigious five "fleurons” (flowers) rating for 2015-2017 from the Corporation des Fleurons du Québec, i.e. the top ranking obtained by only two other towns in Québec. In addition, Rosemère again earned the maximum "5 silver blooms” distinction in the 2016 edition of the competition held by Canada’s "Communities in Bloom”, a non-profit organization seeking to showcase green spaces.