© Guardian photo by Mitch MacDonald
Doug Deacon, of Vanco Farms and the Town of Stratford, and mayor David Dunphy hand out tulip bulbs to, from left, Christie Hsu, Annie Fan, Monica and Owen Hsu at the Stratford Community Expo on Saturday. Residents are being encouraged to start planting tulip bulbs for the town’s upcoming Kaleidoscope Festival in May 2014.
STRATFORD – Residents here are being encouraged to start colouring the town with tulips.
Tulip bulbs were handed out to residents at the Stratford Community Expo held on Saturday in the town centre’s gymnasium.
The bulbs were being handed out as a preview for the town’s 2014 Kaleidoscope Festival, which is being held in the long weekend next May.
“This is just sort of a launch to get it going,” said Joanne Weir of the festival’s organizing committee. “The town is going to be planning a lot more tulips as well. We want our residents to engage and be part of it.”
The festival is being held in three venues, the town centre, Balderston’s Farm and the Cotton Centre.
“Were going to have a lot of heritage, art displays by local artists, family fun days and multiculturalism with different ethnic groups,” said Weir. “We though of it being called the Kaleidoscope Festival because of the colors of the tulips.”
Weir said more info on the festival will be released in the months leading up to it.