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Photos: Festive spring celebration Burnaby Blooms draws crowds

It was a day of sunshine, community and celebrating nature.

On a hot and sunny day in May, the Burnaby Blooms spring festival returned with nature walks, live music, community groups, a farmers market — and of course, many, many floral blooms. 

The city-hosted event, held on May 13 and 14 at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, in front of scenic Deer Lake, delighted crowdgoers, who attended workshops like botanical printmaking and an ikebana Japanese floral design workshop, and talks and tours like the birds of Deer Lake and a history of the Deer Lake gardens.

The event intends to promote "the long-term sustainability and the ecological health of our community in a fun and creative environment," according to the city.

For a photo story of the weekend, check out the photo gallery above by Jennifer Gauthier.

If you missed out on the weekend fun, don't worry. The city will host a micro Burnaby Blooms event on May 27, with activities, music and demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area (100 Centennial Way).