Tignish Legion’s Veterans Garden recognized

Prize shared with community

Published on March 17, 2017

Eleanor Perry, seated from left, treasurer of the Tignish Legion Veterans Memorial Gardens Committee, displays the prize cheque for $1,500 the Tignish Legion received for its garden. Looking on are Legion president Stephen Gallant and Floyd Gaudet, cair of the Garden committee. Tignish Community Council received the cheque and turned ot over to the Legion The Legion subsequently gave $500 back to the Legion for its Communities in Bloom efforts. Community chair Allan McInnis, standing from left, caretakers Jamie McHugh and Garth Davey and administrator Karen Gaudet-Gavin participated in the cheque exchange.

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TIGNISH -- A Tignish Legion prize, for having the best Garden of Remembrance in Canada according to Communities in Bloom judging, is getting re-circulated.

The $1,500 Scotts Canada prize was made out to Communities in Bloom annual participant, the Community of Tignish, and turned over to the legion.

The garden was first-prize winner in Communities in Bloom’s new national award category, Gardens of Remembrance.

Besides the cash prize, the Veterans Memorial Garden will be featured in the 2017 spring edition of the Communities in Bloom magazine.

In accepting the prize presented by Community Council, the Tignish Legion returned $500 to the Community of Tignish to assist the community with its Communities in Bloom initiatives

“We get a lot of ‘curb appeal’ with the garden, and the whole community is on-side,” said Floyd Gaudet, chair of the legion’s Veterans Garden committee.

Gaudet said the legion will use the remaining $1,000 to help maintain the garden. He acknowledged a strong volunteer effort and strong community support in helping the garden looking good and growing year after year.