Bloom duty for councillor

A weekend on PEI, just in time for a seafood festival

Councillor Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff is representing Castlegar this weekend on the east coast.

Councillor Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff is representing Castlegar this weekend on the east coast.

A massive Communities in Bloom National and International awards ceremony is being held in Charlottetown, PEI this weekend and it’s coinciding with a major seafood festival. Castlegar city councillor Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff says she’ll just have to do what she can to make the best of it.

Heaton-Sherstobitoff has known for a few days she’d be the one representing Castlegar at the event, although it became official September 15 at the regular council meeting.

Council agreed it’s important to demonstrate the city’s belief in, and support of the Communities in Bloom program by having a presence at the festivities. The expense for the excursion is estimated to be $3,177.

“It’ll be my first trip to Charlottetown,” said the civic rep on the afternoon before her Wednesday morning departure.

“We’re so excited to be finalists in two categories,” she continued, “it shows what a small community can do with a bunch of really dedicated volunteers.”