Submoitted. Thanks to the financial support from the District of Mission, the Mission Downtown Business Association (MDBA) purchased flower baskets this spring. This was possible, in part because the L.I.N.C Society has been contracted by the District of Mission to water the baskets for the entire community to enjoy; as they stroll, sip and shop in downtown Mission. Kudos to the District for investing yet again in our community!
A special thank you to Sharon Fletcher, Senior Planner and Michael Younie, Development Services, who stood up for the MDBA to request the financial support needed to cover the costs for the watering of these baskets. Without their personal staff support and appeal to City Council for financial aid, these beautiful baskets would not have been possible for the MDBA to maintain.
“A huge thank you must also go to the self-sacrificing MDBA board members, like President, Dr. Lyndon Balisky, Vice President, Carlo Billinger and Kathi Liebe who volunteered their time to unload and hang the 64 moss flower baskets” said MDBA Executive Director, Ronda Cushnie. Not to be overlooked, was all the hard work from Tami Klassen, owner of Magnolias on Main who not only spent her valuable time sourcing the best price for these flower baskets but also helped unload (despite having a bad back) and once again, as she has done in the past, will volunteer her time planting new flowers in the street planters. This hard working former board member is still very committed to her downtown and much appreciated by those who know her and her well established flower shop on First Avenue.
“We are happy to contribute our time and energies with beautifying the downtown. These floral arrangements will delight everyone, especially as they will be in full bloom during the annual community event, Missionfest on August 10th, 2013 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.” said MDBA President, Dr. Lyndon Balisky. He added, “We are very grateful to Mayor Adlem and all the City Counselors at the District of Mission for taking ownership of the streets in downtown Mission and continuing to commit to the revitalization plan.”
For more information on events in the downtown, please visit www.downtownmission.ca.