COURTENAY, B.C – The city of Courtenay is looking for volunteers for The Mile of Flowers event happening on May 28th.

The event is in its 53rd year, and volunteers from the community are invited to fill the garden beds on both sides of Cliffe Avenue (from 8th to 21st Streets) with summer flowers.

The plant-in starts at 5:00 p.m and will run until around 7:30 p.m on May 28th.

Participants are asked to bring garden gloves and a trowel or spoon for digging. Approximately 400 volunteers are needed on this special evening.

Youth groups are also encouraged to attend, with a chance to win a summer party rental at the Courtenay Outdoor Pool.

Tyler Johns, the city’s horticultural supervisor, said in a release that the engagement from the community is amazing.

“It’s fabulous to see so many community members and organizations out planting together for this event,” noted Johns.

“It’s a fun event that people come back to year after year.”

As in previous years, Courtenay Rotary and the City of Courtenay will also host an appreciation barbeque for volunteer planters in Standard Park.

For more information, contact City of Courtenay at 250-334-4441, or visit www.courtenay.ca/mileofflowers.