Presented at the St.Catharines Trillium Awards

 September 13, 2006

 Green Committee Trailblazer Award

We have the pleasure of introducing a new Award that we have selected to honour a St Catharines citizen, business or organization for outstanding leadership in creating or promoting our Garden City Image. This award symbolizes the ultimate compliment we can bestow on the selected recipient. It is meant to convey a rare high standard of excellence for greening in St Catharines. We are pleased to be able to present our inaugural Trailblazer Award to a citizen who is well known to all of St Catharines, Mr. Bruce Zimmerman. In our estimation Bruce epitomizes the characteristics the Trailblazer Award is meant to convey. We could not imagine a more suitable initial recipient: we are therefore extremely pleased and honoured to present Mr. Bruce Zimmerman with the 2006 Green Committee Trailblazer Award.  

On August 12, 2003 Bruce Zimmerman received the Queen's Golden Jubilee Commemorative Medal for his contribution and support to the Canadian "Plant A Row - Grow A Row" program. The medal along with a framed certificate signed by theQueen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal Awarded To Bruce Governor General Adrienne Clark was presented by Jim Bradley the St. Catharine's Member of Parliament. Jim Bradley also presented a framed certificate signed by himself which exemplies Bruce: "During the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, you have contributed immensely to the betterment of the society in which you live and you have set a high standard of public service which represents a fine example for others to follow." "Your fellow citizens are grateful to you for your years of dedication  and commitment to the Plant A Row - Grow A Row  Program and would join me, I am confident, in extending to you heartiest congratulations on receiving this honour."  "Those who choose to serve as you have do so not for the accolades and recognition that may be forthcoming from an appreciative public, but because of your desire to make a difference in the lives of others.  For this, the Commemorative Medal is an appropriate way of saying 'thank you' for sharing your time and talent."

ABZ Horticultural Consultant 
Since 1990

ABZ Horticultural Consultant
Consumer Products Manager
Rittenhouse since 1914

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White Rose
Store Manager 
Indoor Plant Supervisor  Horticultural Consultant

Bruce has taught part-time in the Niagara College Horticultural 
Technician Diploma Program.
 Bruce has taught: soils, perennials, biennials, annuals and indoor plants

Niagara College

The Hobby Garden Television Program Consultant, Host and Co-Host was seen on Global Television, Life Channel, TV Ontario and Taiwan Television

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Eye On Toronto (CTV)
Numerous live television appearances 
Breakfast Television (City TV)  
Numerous live television appearances 
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Breakfast Television

Since 1990, Bruce Zimmerman has hosted Open-Line Garden Show. Listen Saturdays to his on-line Open-Line Garden Show podcasts

Bruce is a Canadian Certified Horticultural Technician with a College Diploma in Horticulture and a Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management CCHT Logo

Member of Landscape Ontario
Member since 1995
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Garden Writers Association of America.
Member since 1991

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