“Last year’s event ran smoothly with the setup we had in place”: Dave Steven
Captions: Left, this is one of the sites where the bulbs come from, bed at Niagara Street and Riverbank. Right, this is where the bulbs will be distributed, Quaker Road sports complex parking lot. Credits: left photo, Joe Barkovich; right, Anthony Gallaccio.
WELLAND – Residents of the City of Welland can pick up their bag of free tulip bulbs on May 20 from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 20, at the Quaker Road sports complex at 90 Quaker Road. The event will run rain or shine.
Continuing the successful protocols put in place during previous year’s events, parks staff will be on-site to provide vehicles with their bag of bulbs – one bag per vehicle while quantities last – in the parking lot of the sports complex. Vehicles are to enter on the east side of the parking lot and slowly proceed through the sectioned-off route.
“We’ve been enjoying the nicer weather lately, and providing our community with a pop of colour for their gardens is fitting,” said Dave Steven, supervisor of parks and forestry. “Last year’s event ran smoothly with the setup we had in place, and we anticipate another good turnout.”
The tulip bulbs are cleared from the city’s commemorative gardens and annually distributed to the community. In the past, some 12,000 bulbs have been given away annually. However, varieties and colours cannot be guaranteed.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the city respectfully asks that you do not attend the tulip bulb giveaway if you are feeling sick or experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms (including fever, cough, and shortness of breath) or if you have recently tested positive for COVID-19 or are in isolation.
For more information, visit: https://www.welland.ca/Leisure/eventsinfo/tulipGiveaway.asp
(Attribution: City of Welland news release)