Par­tic­i­pants needed for Fleu­rons 2

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

Af­ter last year’s suc­cess­ful pi­lot project, the town of Stanstead is, once again, look­ing for par­tic­i­pants for “Fleu­rons 2”, the town’s hor­ti­cul­tural ini­tia­tive to make the town more beau­ti­ful.

Work­ing un­der a su­per­vi­sor, par­tic­i­pants get hands-on hor­ti­cul­tural train­ing while work­ing in the town’s flower beds and flower pots three days a week, from Tues­day to Thurs­day. “They will prob­a­bly help in the Com­mu­nity Gar­den again and, this year, we want to try to help lo­cal in­dus­tries and businesses with their flower gar­dens,” said Marise Trepanier, the town’s recre­ational di­rec­tor. If the land­scap­ing at lo­cal businesses and com­pa­nies had been just a lit­tle nicer, last sum­mer, when the judges from the provin­cial Fleu­rons du Que­bec project were in town, six­teen points nicer, to be ex­act, the town would have re­ceived a four flower rat­ing. “We can of­fer man­power and help in plan­ning with our hor­ti­cul­tur­ist,” said Ms. Trepanier.

Can­di­dates for the jobs must be eigh­teen or older and presently on So­cial As­sis­tance. “Be­sides the work ex­pe­ri­ence, they will learn about mak­ing a CV, get hor­ti­cul­tural train­ing, and go on some so­cial out­ings, too. It’s a good way to learn some­thing new and have fun while do­ing some­thing for the com­mu­nity. Last year, Stanstead res­i­dents re­ally ap­pre­ci­ated the work done by the par­tic­i­pants,” added Ms. Trepanier.

Any­one in­ter­ested in ap­ply­ing for one of these jobs should con­tact Marise Trepanier, at 819 7040660, as soon as pos­si­ble; the dead­line is May 22nd. The po­si­tions will be filled on a first-come, first served ba­sis for se­ri­ous, el­i­gi­ble can­di­dates, and there are only three of the four places left.

The town of Stanstead will be giv­ing away spruce and oak saplings at the an­nual peren­nial ex­change which will be held at the Town Hall, be­tween 9 and 10 am, on Satur­day, May 24th.

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