Participants needed for Fleurons 2
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.