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Unfortunately, the 2020 Toronto Flower show had to be cancelled due to the outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19. YouTube user sayehsunstudio was registered to exhibit at the event and captured this wonderful video as a tribute to all who worked so hard on the event. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Cindy Young's award winning display at Canada Blooms 2016
Pictured above: "Celebrate" by Cindy Young representing The Garden Club of Bermuda. Cindy's beautiful display won overall gold and the Heather Fuller Award for Best International!

The Garden Club was thrilled to announce then Vice President (now President) Cindy Young’s prestigious award at Canada Blooms 2016!

Held in Toronto March 10th to 20th at the Enercare Center, the overall title of the show was “Let’s Party”.
The International Class that Cindy entered (representing the Garden Club of Bermuda) was entitled “Celebrate”.

Space allotted was 48″x48″x80″ high, placed on a 4″ riser. There were 10 entries.

Cindy won the overall gold and the Heather Fuller Award for Best International!

Bermuda’s role in the formation of WAFA

WAFA first took root in the United Kingdom in 1972, when members of the “National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies”(NAFAS) of Great Britain decided to create an international federation that would represent all floral arrangement societies in the world. NAFAS created the position of “International Affiliates Chairman” to head the effort. Some of the members who held this post later served on the first WAFA Committee. NAFAS further deepened its overseas relationships in 1978 by holding an International Course in Sussex. The following year, a letter outlining proposals for a World Association went out to members, and in April 1980, those proposals were approved. WAFA officially formed during a second meeting in June 1981, with delegates and observers in attendance from 20 countries. This meeting was held in Bermuda. Today WAFA has 30 member countries that take turns hosting WAFA’s international activities.

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