Clear Vista Friendship Garden

The next time you visit the Clear Vista School you will see the Clear Vista Garden which is located at the front of the school. 

A new addition to is going to be the “Friendship Garden”.  Clear Vista School was one of 140 Friendship Gardens awarded to communities across Canada made possible by the generous donation of tulip bulbs from Vesey’s Bulbs of Prince Edward Island, the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association and the National Capital Commission. 

These gardens have been awarded in recognition of the 70th anniversary of Canada’s involvement in the liberation of the Netherlands during the Second World War.  Our school received 700 red and white tulips in honor of the role played by Canadians in the liberation of the Netherlands and in recognition of the friendship that still exists today.  

On Wednesday, October 28, special guests from the community and students from Clear Vista planted hundreds of tulip bulbs.  We were proud to have the following guests join us at our planting ceremony:  Superintendent, Dr. Terry Pearson; the Mayor of Wetaskiwin, Mr. Bill Elliot and Councilors Mrs. Patricia MacQuarrie and Mrs. June Boyda; Mrs. Margreet Jansen-van Doorn, Branch Manager of the Royal Canadian Legion; Mr. Barry Hawkes, the president of the Wetaskiwin Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion and veterans Mr. Roy Foster and Mr. Bud Moan. 

After the long Alberta winter, we will look forward to seeing the blooming tulips in our Friendship Garden.

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