Winners announced for Friends of Confederation Centre Festive Wreath Contest
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 email@example.com.
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