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Year of the Garden 2022 – What Is It and How Can You Take Part!
The Year of the Garden 2022 is a celebration of Canada’s rich garden heritage, today’s vibrant garden culture, and an opportunity to create legacies for a sustainable future. Find out why 2022 and how your community can participate and what the Year of the Garden 2022 can do for you. As a member of Canada’s Garden-Family come and join the celebration, a special one, being the first country to celebrate a Year of the Garden.

Sep 28, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Michel Gauthier
Executive Director @Canadian Garden Council
A graduate of Algonquin College, Michel started his career in municipal recreation which lead to the management of festivals and events and then from the tulip world to the garden world. From 1974 to 1992, Michel worked for the City of Ottawa then the NCC where he managed Winterlude. From 1992 to 2005, Michel managed the Canadian Tulip Festival, Ottawa's flagship event. He then went on to be the Director of the Montreal International Garden Festival, the Rideau Canal Festival and Canada’s Garden Route. Since 2013, Michel is the Executive Director of the Canadian Garden Council . As a volunteer in Ottawa, Michel became Chair of the Ottawa Garden Council Committee. In 2019 this committee became Gardens Ottawa, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to celebrate Ottawa’s garden culture, for which he is the president. Michel is a board member of the International Peace Garden Foundation, Vice-President of the International Garden Tourism Network and Chair of the World Tulip Society
Gloria Beck
Co-Chair @Year of the Garden 2022 Advisory Board
Co-owner of Parkland Nurseries & Garden Centre Ltd. since 1982. Co-Chair of the Year of the Garden 2022 Advisory Board. Gloria has accomplished many goals and achievements on committees she has been a part of. She has held positions such as Olds College Board of Governors, Past President of the Downtown Rotary Club, Canadian Nursery Trades Association, Chairman of Garden Centres Canada, Past Director of the Chamber of Commerce, Olds College Advisory Board, Alberta Horticultural Research Committee, Canadian Industry Certification Committee, Olds College Foundation, Past President of the International Garden Centre Board, Small Business of the Year 1991, Tourism of the Year 2002. Not to mention her community involvements include Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Partner for Progress with Aspen Heights Elementary School, Hospital Foundation, Women's Shelter, Red Deer Hospice Society, Red Deer City Flower Committee, and many more.