Yorkton Council unanimously proclaimed Horticulture Day in the city at their regular meeting Monday.
The request for the proclamation came from Debbie Hayward who appeared before Council on behalf of the Yorkton and District Horticultural Society.
“The Yorkton and District Horticultural Society has been going and growing in Yorkton for over 100 years. Our group began on September 7, 1906 with a flower show at City Hall in Yorkton. The group has evolved over the years, but are pleased and proud to be an active group in Yorkton,” explained Hayward.
“Our mission has always been to encourage an interest in, and appreciation for, horticulture of all kinds. We try to do this by having a visible presence in the community with monthly meetings, interesting speakers, spring and fall plant sales, and our annual fruit, flower and vegetable show. We encourage anyone interested in gardening to attend, whether they are just getting started out or whether they are experienced green thumbs. Everyone is welcome.”
In terms of the actual request it was tied to an event which will be hosted in the city.
“This year, the Yorkton and District Horticultural Society will be hosting the Saskatchewan Horticultural Association (SHA) Annual General Meeting and Convention on October 23 and 24. Members of Horticultural Societies from around the province will be attending this event, and it is an honour and privilege for our society to welcome these visiting delegates to Yorkton,” said Hayward.
“To increase awareness for this special event, our society would like to request that Friday, Oct. 23, be proclaimed Horticultural Day in Yorkton. This would add a very special touch of celebration and recognition to the conference.”