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An exclusive peek at Canada Blooms the Flower & Garden Festival

March 16-25 2012

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Celebrity Flower Arraniging Canada Blooms is excited to announce that the Unilock Celebrity Stage presented
 by HGTV
will be a co-located stage between Canada Blooms and The National
 Home Show
, which will be located in Hall A. The stage will feature top head liners
 from the world of home and garden.  Enjoy 10 days of star studded garden expertsUnilock
 which include Canada AM’s Mark Cullen, Zoomer Radio's Charlie Dobbin,  Denis Flanagan, Paul Zammit along with home improvement and design specialists.  The 2012 line up will be on the Canada Blooms website November 15th.
Picture: Celebrity Flower Arranging with Enza the Supermodel, Neville MacKay and Colomba Fuller


City of Toronto 2010 Thank you to all of the Great Volunteers who devoted their time and energy in making our
 2011 Festival a great success!

 We invite you to once again join us as a volunteer at our 16th Annual Celebration. This year
 Canada Blooms will be growing from a 5- to a 10-day festival as we co-locate with the
 National Home Show to create North America’s Largest Home & Garden Event.  Canada
 Blooms is still an independent not-for-profit event and due to the expansion, this year we will
 need even more help, energy and expertise. Come share your passion for gardening and
 floriculture with the thousands of guests. Scheduling for volunteers is flexible – morning,
 afternoon or evening shifts are available. It’s easy to volunteer – just complete the online
 volunteer application
form or update your file if you are a returning volunteer. Go to our
  website and sign up today!

Cirque du Soleil's Ticket Offer  
Rex Harrington

On November 10, 2011, magic unfolds at the Toronto Botanical Garden’s, Enchanted Eve  fundraising event, with special guest host – Rex Harrington of the National Ballet of Canada. Experience pure pleasure with a multi-course gourmet dinner, gentle entertainment and delightful surprises – all in an exquisitely evocative and romantic setting. For more information and to Enchanted Eve purchase or call 416-397-1483. 
Photo by Sian Richards

Opera Atelier Ticket Offer

Discover the exciting world of opera as Opera Atelier presents Mozart’s Don Giovanni
Oct 29 – Nov 5. Don’t miss this very special ticket offer to see Mozart's outrageous comedy about the incorrigible young playboy who blazes a path to his own destruction in a single day.
Click to find out more about Don Giovanni or  Opera Atelier.
To order tickets* call 1-855-622-ARTS(2787) or visit Opera Atelier
and quote“OPERA1”.
*offer valid in sections A, B and C only and is subject to availability
Photo of Phil Addis and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg by Bruce Zinger

Upcoming Events

Spreading Roots
On November 3, 4 and 5, the Toronto Botanical Garden will host a tree symposium titled Spreading Roots. The symposium will explore critical issues affecting urban trees while examining what can be accomplished if advocacy groups work together to ensure their survival. Presented over three days, in conjunction with the Ontario Urban Forest Council, Spreading Roots will highlight local and international speakers. Among the presenters are Dr. Cecil Konijnendijk, the University of Copenhagen's leading light in urban forests and Nina Bassuk, Cornell University's front-runner in urban planting techniques. For more information or to register visit:

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