City of Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee, Deputy Mayor Stu MacFadyen and Communities in Bloom judges Maurice Baren and Berta Briggs recognized local resident, The Honourable Kenneth (Ken) MacDonald, at an event held Thursday evening.
The Honourable MacDonald, a long-time resident of Charlottetown and retired judge, received the Mayor’s Award for his dedication to the PEI Garden Club, commitment to creating beautiful gardens in the City, and for sharing his gardening knowledge with the community.
“I’m told that Ken is happiest at home in his boots and overalls, working in his garden. If you travel Queen Elizabeth Drive, it’s easy to see why,” said Mayor Clifford Lee. “Though Ken is extremely modest, he has one of the nicest gardens in our City. It’s well planned, with plants in bloom throughout the summer and into the fall. There are so many interesting and unusual varieties in his garden that people stop to admire it and take pictures. He’s often giving plants away or selling them for charity. Beyond all that, Ken deserves this award for using his lifelong passion to educate others and enrich our community.”
The Mayor’s Award is presented to the owner of a city property in recognition of the overall improvement to their home and grounds. It’s presented each year as part of Communities in Bloom, a non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement.