Esquimalt launches beautification contest

Saturday the kickoff for centennial year improvement project

Residents and business owners are invited to spruce up their homes, gardens and commercial properties for the inaugural Esquimalt Shines Home and Garden Contest.

The event, named after Esquimalt’s centennial theme song “Esquimalt Shines,” kicks off Saturday (May 12), and continues through August.

The launch happens at BayWest Rona and Country Grocer at the Esquimalt Plaza, from noon to 4 p.m.

“It is intended to re-energize the spirit of neighbourhood pride that is the building block of a healthy and close-knit community,” states Esquimalt’s Centennial Celebrations Select Committee on its website. “We encourage all residents and business owners to get involved and make a difference …”

Participants receive a passport card for discounts at participating businesses, and a starter kit containing an Esquimalt Shines window poster plus information on plants, municipal bylaws and recycling and waste disposal.

Contest winners will be announced Sept. 8 at the township’s centennial celebration at Esquimalt Gorge Park.

For details and an application form, visit or drop by Esquimalt municipal hall at 1229 Esquimalt Rd.

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