Best gardens recognized

Jackie Conn (left) accepted her award for best effort overall July 15 from Lanka Jewels’ Shannon Davis. The local company sponsored the award.

Jackie Conn (left) accepted her award for best effort overall July 15 from Lanka Jewels’ Shannon Davis. The local company sponsored the award.

Mission Communities in Bloom Society held its annual awards night July 15, with the top honour of the night going to Jackie Conn.

The evening’s festivities recognized participants from the local garden contest which was held at the end of June. Following are the winners:

• Residential front yard: Barbara Strachan

• Residential back yard: Jackie Conn

• Service club project: Rotary Club of Mission AM

• Non-profit project: Mission Heritage Association

• School project, elementary: Deroche, West Heights and Hatzic elementary schools

• School project, secondary: Heritage Park

• Religious group garden: Mission Gur Sikh Society

• Heritage project: Lora Wade

• Business display residential: Schuh Boutik

• Business display commercial: Mackie Naturals

• Strata developments and retirement residences: The Cedars

• Clean environment effort: Frances and Ed Storozynski

• Industrial areas: Storage for Your Life

• Malls and large corporations: McDonalds

• Vegetable gardens: Glen Kask

• Most improved: LINC Society for the Soap Box Community Garden

• Special recognition: Ernest Jacobson Rose Garden

• Best effort all categories: Jackie Conn

• Unsung hero: Glen Flett and Sherry Edmonds-Flett

Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization that is committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community participation and the challenge of local, provincial and national competition.

For more information about Mission Communities in Bloom visit www.mission.ca/cinb.