Striking a Balance – Clinton celebrates 150 years, CiB goes national

Clinton student Dustin Coldwell was the recipient of a 2012 CIB Foundaion $1,000 bursary.

Councillor David Park and Clinton CiB Chair Christine Johnstone present Dustin Coldwell with his bursary cheque

Councillor David Park and Clinton CiB Chair Christine Johnstone present Dustin Coldwell with his bursary cheque

Clinton Youth Receives 2012 CiB Foundation Bursary

Established in 2005, the Communities in Bloom Foundation is dedicated to funding, developing and disseminating education and awareness to a wide audience on the value, improvement, importance and sustainable development of green spaces and natural environment in Canadian society.

Dustin Coldwell of Clinton was one of two Canadian recipients of the 2012 CiB Foundation Bursary of $1,000 each. Coldwell will be enrolled in the Resource Management Officer Technician program at the Vancouver Island University

In order to be eligible applicants must be registered in, and successfully complete, a full-time post secondary level pertaining to ornamental and/or environmental horticulture programs in an accredited institution. They must also be involved in a community participating in the Communities in Bloom program (national or provincial editions).

Successful recipients must agree to have their name and education information publicized throughout the Communities in Bloom network and public (website, magazine, et cetera).

Clinton Councillor David Park and Clinton CiB Chair Christine Johnstone presented the bursary check to Coldwell in late November.

Congratulations, Dustin!

Clinton Going National

In a letter from CiB Founding Chairman Raymond Carriere, The Village of Clinton was invited to enter the 2013 Communities in Bloom National Edition.

At the Nov. 28 regular council meeting Council voted to accept the invitation. The Clinton CiB Garden Club members are excited to get started.

Anniversary Plans

It was noted that there should be more visitors to Clinton next year with the anniversary celebrations being planned. 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the naming of Clinton by Queen Victoria in honour of the retirement of Colonial Secretary Henry Pelham Clinton. It is also the 50th anniversary of the incorporation of the Village of Clinton.

A committee has been struck to coordinate the events being planned by the various organizations in Clinton. As plans are made more info9mation will be made available.

Victorian Christmas Celebration

Clinton is the place to be on Saturday, Dec. 8 as the Clinton CiB Garden Club members invite you to their first Victorian Christmas Celebration.

Plans include the annual Merchant Madness Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in participating businesses. The Clinton museum will be decorated in Victorian style and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A Victorian Father Christmas will be in attendance at the museum during the morning hours.

Check out the Flea/Craft Market and Bake Sale in the Legion basement from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Seniors Association will host a Christmas Tea from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Seniors Centre at 217 Smith Ave.

The kids can skate with Santa at the arena between 3 and 4 p.m.

The Village Christmas tree will be lit on the lawn of the Village Office at 5:30 p.m. Join Mayor Rivett as he throws the switch to light up the tree.

The day finishes with the Bethel Pentecostal Church Christmas Banquet at 6 p.m. In order to ascertain numbers those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by calling 250-459-2959.

Join us in Clinton for a fun day filled with activities.

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