Win­ners an­nounced for Friends of Con­fed­er­a­tion Cen­tre Fes­tive Wreath Con­test

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Lou Do­iron with his Christ­mas Sea­son Wreath and Char­lotte Carr with Me­owy Christ­mas were win­ners in the tra­di­tional and chil­dren’s solo cat­e­gories re­spec­tively at the Con­fed­er­a­tion Cen­tre’s 21st an­nual Fes­tive Wreath Con­test and Ex­hi­bi­tion.

This year’s event fea­tured 54 wreaths - the most in years - sub­mit­ted by the pub­lic in seven sep­a­rate cat­e­gories.

The or­ga­niz­ers were over­whelmed by the re­sponse, va­ri­ety, and cre­ativ­ity demon­strated in the sub­mis­sions.

Vol­un­teer judges de­signer Susan Snow and artist Suzanne O’Cal­laghan had the dif­fi­cult task of choos­ing win­ners. The re­main­ing five cat­e­gories and win­ners in­clude:

chil­dren’s group - Con­fed­er­a­tion Cen­tre Pub­lic Li­brary Teen Space - Book the Hall; green liv­ing/re­cy­cled - Ellen Carol Wreath City; adult group - Study Abroad Canada; The Dunes Off The Wall - Mike Ro­bi­son A Lodge Christ­mas; busi­ness (tied): Lovely Witches Club - The Four Sea­sons and Flower Buds Chest­nut Vine­yard.

The wreaths were ex­hib­ited from Nov. 26 to Dec. 19 in the con­course at Con­fed­er­a­tion Cen­tre.

The con­test, pre­sented by the Friends of Con­fed­er­a­tion Cen­tre vol­un­teer net­work since 1995, drew dozens of hol­i­day shop­pers, passersby and pri­vate groups to see the wreaths lin­ing the out­side of Me­mo­rial Hall.

Peter Jan­sons and The Dunes Stu­dio, which first started the ex­hi­bi­tion in 1993, re­main a ma­jor spon­sor. Plan­ning has al­ready be­gun for 2016, and all are wel­come to sub­mit. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the friends group at friends@con­fed­er­a­tioncen­


John Cameron, left, rep­re­sent­ing the Friends of Con­fed­er­a­tion Cen­tre, greets mem­bers of a group from Study Abroad Canada, whose wreath made from rolled maps and dictionary pages won in the adult group cat­e­gory of the re­cent Fes­tive Wreath Con­test

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