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March 2012 - Nr. 3

March 12, 2012 (TORONTO, ON) - On March 16, Canada Blooms will kick-off the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Month by presenting the iconic yellow flower as the official flower of this year’s largest home and garden festival.

All flowers hold symbolic meanings. From love, to strength to fertility, flowers tell a story greater than themselves. Each year, Canada Blooms chooses a flower as the symbol of the festival. This year, Canada Blooms has partnered with the Canadian Cancer Society to feature the daffodil. Synonymous with spring, the daffodil symbolizes rebirth and new beginnings, heralding the arrival of the life and better time ahead.

“The daffodil is the flower of spring, but more than that the daffodil is a symbol of hope. We are proud to partner with the Canadian Cancer Society and to launch their daffodil campaign to bring promises of a better tomorrow for all of those affected by cancer,” Gerry Ginsberg, General Manager of Canada Blooms stated.

Every three minutes, another Canadian is faced with fighting cancer. In April, Canadians across the country fight back. Thousands of volunteers across Ontario will work together to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society by selling fresh daffodil pins, and knocking on doors in their community to collect donations.

To highlight the campaign, the Canadian Cancer Society has joined with the award-winning firm Miyabi Landscape Design & Construction to showcase why the yellow daffodil is more than just a flower.

“The daffodil is more than a beautiful flower to us. The daffodil is a symbol of strength and courage, a symbol of life. It says we will fight back. It says we will beat cancer,” explained Martin Kabat, CEO of the Canadian Cancer Society. “We are thrilled to be able to launch the campaign at Canada Blooms, and we hope our garden helps spread the message of hope and recruits more people to join the fight against cancer.”

Visitors to the Canadian Cancer Society Fight for Life garden will have the opportunity to join the fight against cancer and purchase a daffodil pin to wear throughout April as a show of support for people living with cancer.

NEW! Get your daffodil pin from a local celebrity at Canada Blooms!

Marjorie Harris, garden writer, blogger, Globe and Mail and House & Home
Friday, March 16 at 2:00-2:30 p.m.

Sonia Day, gardening columnist, Toronto Star
Saturday, March 17

Jane Lockhart of Jane Lockhart Interior Design and host of W Network’s Colour Confidential
Tuesday, March 20 at 11:00 a.m. to noon & 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Thursday, March 22.

To learn how you can fight back against cancer, visit

About Canada Blooms

Canada Blooms is a not-for-profit organization that gives back to the community throughout the year by funding community garden projects around Ontario. Canada Blooms is also dedicated to providing the community with horticulture expertise, education and resources on an ongoing basis.

For more information and to purchase festival tickets please visit:

About the Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.

Canada Blooms Sponsors
Founding - Landscape Ontario and the Garden Club of Toronto.
Featured International Garden – Taipei City, Taiwan
Supporting – ASB Greenworld, Aviva, Balfour Greenhouses, Canadian Cancer Society, CARAS, Dairy Farmers of Canada, Epic Plants, ezpond, Nestle-Vitalink, HUB Sinclair-Cockburn Insurance, Hyatt Regency, JUNO Awards, LEXUS, Master Gardeners of Ontario, Miracle-Gro, Mori Gardens, Nature Mix, Nestle, Parks Canada, Pick Ontario, Redbud Supply, Reif Estate Winery, Scotts Canada, Sunrise Greenhouses, Toronto Botanical Garden, Twinings Tea,and VIA Rail.
Contributing – Air Canada, Banas Stone, Beaver Valley Stone, Dufferin Aggregate, Evergreen, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, The Goring Hotel, Gro-Bark, Intercontinental Hotel, Less Mess, Tradewinds International, and Vanhof and Blokker.
Media – AM740, Active Adult, Canadian Gardening, Chatelaine, Condolife, The New Classical 96.3FM, CP24, CTS-TV, CTV, CTV2, The epoch Times, Ethnic Channels, GardenMaking Magazine, Gardens Central, Gardener Living, Homes Publishing, NTD-TV, Reno & Décor, and Zoomer Magazine.

Canada Blooms, gardening, gardens, landscaping, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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