Backyard Glam Tour 2023
The Fan Favourite is Backyard Number 3 on Cameron Street!
With the breathtaking views of Georgian Bay, the Native Garden was a clear winner of the 2023 Backyard Glam Tour.
Congratulations to Jane Lewis, winner of the Outdoor Design Consultation!
Thank you to everyone that came out to the tour this year, we made the donation to the Beaver Valley Outreach.
400 tickets were sold (actually 398 but we are rounding up), @ $5.00 donated from each ticket will be $2,000.
Our Silent Auction was absolutely amazing this year raising $2,345.
We are donating on behalf of the homeowners $600 and $1,200 on behalf of the 12 beautiful classic vehicles we showcased in the driveways.
Grand total donated to Beaver Valley Outreach $6,145.
Good events do not happen without the help of great people.
A special thank you to some key people who helped plan this event over the past year, Nancy Driscoll of Fresh Design, Michael & Margo Boyd, Karen Willison, Marc Lalande and Michelle Bigelow.
Thank you to our wonderful homeowners, we had such fun working with all of you this year, it was truly a pleasure, you were all very accommodating.
Our Sponsors this year were so helpful in making sure the event was a wonderful success, thank you
Thank you to all of our Design Assistants this year, Peggy Biggin, Debbie Bullock, Margo Boyd and Sandra Fines.
Thank you to our "Greeter" volunteers, many of which were provided by the Beaver Valley Outreach.
Thank you to our "Front Desk" volunteers, the happy faces when you checked in to pick up your map and tour bag.
Thank you to our Water Station person, making sure there was lemon or orange water available on Friday night and all day Saturday.
Michael Boyd, thank you for all your time that you put into arranging for all those amazing vehicles to be in the driveways, it was definitely a wonderful addition to the tour this year.
Thank you to all the owners of those classic vehicles who came out to spend the day on Saturday and talk to tour guests.
Thank you to the Thornbury merchants who decided to stay open on Friday, August 11th from 6-8pm and to the local artists that participated.
We had over 20 donations to our Silent Auction this year, it was the biggest one yet and 100% of the monies raised were donated to the BVO, thank you to all who contributed items to the auction.
Thank you to G3 Pools & Spa for being the Breakfast Sponsor of those delicious chocolate covered croissants and for supplying the water bottles for the tour.
Thank you to our wonderful Breakfast Seminar Speakers, even though the early morning storm made it a bit difficult to hear, we thank you.
Thank you to the Master Gardeners, who not only spoke at the Breakfast Seminars but were in the backyard at Cameron Street the whole day answering your gardening questions.
Thank you Escarpment Magazine for photographing the backyards on Friday, August 11th and we look forward to seeing them in the Spring 2024 issue.
Thank you for attending the tour!