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Town of Yarmouth donates tulip bulbs in honour of veterans


YARMOUTH, N.S. —

As Remembrance Day approaches, the Town of Yarmouth has been busy doing its part to reach the goal of planting 1.1 Million Tulips honouring 1.1 million Canadians who served during the Second World War.

The Canadian Tulip Festival, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the National Capital Commission are celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands with the Liberation75 Tulip. The goal is to cover the country in 1.1 Million Liberation75 Tulips in honour of the 1.1 million Canadians who served during the Second World War.
The Canadian Tulip Festival, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the National Capital Commission are celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands with the Liberation75 Tulip. The goal is to cover the country in 1.1 Million Liberation75 Tulips in honour of the 1.1 million Canadians who served during the Second World War.

Councillor Jim MacLeod, along with Wedgeport Legion members Todd Muise and Andre Boudreau, have been busy this week presenting bulbs to schools in Yarmouth County. A presentation of bulbs took place on Nov. 5 at Meadowfields Community School as part of the school's Remembrance Day assembly. Presentations have also been made at Carleton School, Plymouth School, Wedgeport School, and Veterans Place Seniors residence.

Todd Muise and Andre Boudreau presenting to Vice Principal Larry Fitzgerald and Principal Mark Thornton.[1].jpg
Todd Muise and Andre Boudreau presenting to Vice Principal Larry Fitzgerald and Principal Mark Thornton.[1].jpg

The town was gifted the 5,000 “Liberation75” tulip bulbs during the recent Communities in Bloom National Symposium and Awards hosted in Yarmouth. In addition to planting tulips in town, bulbs are being donated to Royal Canadian Legion branches and local schools. More schools will receive their bulbs this week.

People wishing to learn more about the campaign and purchase bulbs to help with the effort can click this link.

 
 
 

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