As Flower of the City of St. Albert
The PETUNIA was adopted as St. Albert's official Flower as part of the first project approved under the Centennial Committee Bylaw (which was passed by the Town Council on April 4th 1966) to celebrate Canada's Centennial of Confederation.
The 'Town of St. Albert' officially became the 'City of St. Albert' on January 1st 1977 following an application made earlier in 1975 under the direction of then Mayor Richard Plain.
As the Logo of St. Albert & District Garden Club
The Garden Club was founded in 1982, and in 1987 local artist HIROMI IKEMURA designed a Logo for the Club incorporating the Petunia Flower.
John Beedle being congratulated by Hiromi Ikemura,
on his 25th year with the Town and City of St. Albert in 1987
This Logo was first used by the Garden Club on the cover of the 1987 Show Brochure, and has been used ever since on Show Brochures, Letterheads and on the Website.
(the above information compiled from articles in ‘THE BLACK ROBE VISION' - A History of St. Albert and District and photograph provided by John Beedle, Honorary member of St. Albert & District Garden Club- 2010)