After a week with the wreath, the judging began and I was joined Daman Beatty, Andres Markwart, Josh Rimer, and Brigitte Stroud on a walking tour with Kara from the Mount Pleasant BIA to check out the decorations.
We walked for about 4 hours and visited over 60 shops, services, and organizations that lined Main Street, Kingsway, and the streets in between. Thrift stores, non-profit groups, cafes, restaurants, boutiques, and banks participated, each adding their own flare to their wreaths. I captured our walk in photos, here are a few highlights:
Left: Decorated by the children of Reach for the Stars Montessori. Right: Flight Centre
I loved learning more about Shilo Living on West Broadway
We heard more about the great work of Aunt Leah’s.
We did award a special prize to Ramsay Worden Architects for upcycling their used drawings to make this lovely, glittery wreath. Our Best Overall winners were…
BEST Mobility! Their wreath combo bicycle, Rudolph was over the top.
View the rest of my wreath photos on Flickr. If you would like to explore the wreaths (and businesses) of Mount Pleasant, check out this free self-guided tour put together by the BIA and follow @MountPleasantBC #PleasantWreaths on Twitter for more information.