The Town of Water­ville awarded a 70th An­niver­sary Dutch-Cana­dian Friend­ship Tulip Gar­den Cel­e­brat­ing the first Dutch Gift of tulips to Cana­di­ans

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Water­ville

TheTown of Water­ville is the lucky re­cip­i­ent of one of 140, 70th An­niver­sary DutchCana­dian Friend­ship Tulip Gar­dens be­ing dis­trib­uted across Canada in cel­e­bra­tion of the first gift of 100,000 Dutch tulip bulbs sent to Cana­di­ans in 1945 as a sym­bol of ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the role Cana­dian sol­diers played in the lib­er­a­tion of the Nether­lands and the hos­pi­tal­ity Canada pro­vided to the Dutch Royal Fam­ily in Ot­tawa dur­ing WWII. gen­er­ously do­nated by Ve­sey’s Bulbs of PEI, will be planted Oc­to­ber 23th at 1H00PM in Parc de la Tour d’eau, on Do­min­ion Street.

Vet­er­ans, school chil­dren and the pub­lic are in­vited to at­tend the plant­ing cer­e­mony where the story of the Dutch princess born in Ot­tawa dur­ing WWII and the his­tory of the en­dur­ing friend­ship bond be­tween Canada and the Nether­lands will be re­told so that it may live on for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

Sym­bolic link to a Friend­ship Tulip Gar­den in Ot­tawa

Our gar­den, and the other 139 gar­dens planted across the coun­try, will be sym­bol­i­cally linked to a 70th An­niver­sary Dutch-Cana­dian Friend­ship Tulip Gar­den to be planted this fall in our na­tion’s cap­i­tal by the Na­tional Cap­i­tal Com­mis­sion and show­cased dur­ing the 2016 Cana­dian Tulip Fes­ti­val.

Our gar­den will also be fea­tured on the 2016 edi­tion of Canada’s Gar­den Route, www.canadas­gar­den­route.ca

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