Mount Pleasant Wreath Photowalk


Thursday, December 19th, 2013 — 11:04am PST
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This season the Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Area sent out wreaths to their members to challenge them to decorate the festive cedar rings in a judged competition.

Mount Pleasant Wreath Photowalk

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:

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Left: Decorated by the children of Reach for the Stars Montessori. Right: Flight Centre

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Banana Tans went all out, decorating their entire entranceway.

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I loved learning more about Shilo Living on West Broadway

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Canadian Mental Health and Vancouver Folk Fest had strong entries, side by side.

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We heard more about the great work of Aunt Leah’s.

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Two wreaths sported some delicious-looking macarons.

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The owner’s 6 year old daughter made Yek O Yek’s entry.

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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…
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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.

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One comment

  1. Josh Rimer says:

    That was a fun afternoon – and the sunny weather even came out for us! ๐Ÿ™‚

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