The Town of Amherstburg has won the Best Container Planting and Hanging Baskets category in the 2016 Ontario Parks Association (OPA) Municipal Floral Display Competition
Floral display were planted by Amherstburg’s Parks Department, under the direction of Annette Zahaluk. The OPA works with municipalities as a non-profit charitable organization, committed to educate parks professionals to exceed industry standards and actively advocate for the protection and enhancement of parks and open spaces. This year’s award ceremony took place on Thursday, August 18th at Landscape Ontario, University Of Guelph in Milton.
“Given the scale of competitors and entries, it was a very proud moment representing the Town of Amherstburg Parks Department” comments Annette Zahaluk; Manager of Parks, Green Spaces and Naturalized Areas.
“It’s not a surprise given the attention and TLC that our gardens receive from our Parks department team under Annette’s passionate eye. Our baskets are an attraction, coupled with the beauty of our parks and public spaces, garden tourism is flourishing” – Mayor Aldo DiCarlo.