Airdrie Horticulture Society sign spray painted
By: Andrew Szekeres
| Posted: Thursday, Jul 03, 2014 02:43 pm
The Airdrie Horticultural Society (AHS) sign at the Community Gardens was vandalized sometime between June 26 and 27, according to the society.
The gardens are located nearby the Monklands Soccer parks, just off of First Ave. NW.
The sign was found with the black lettering: “CLASS 2014” written on it in black spray paint.
Sharon Eurich, a staff member of AHS, expressed her disappointment with the incident.
“Why not spend your time and energy doing something worthwhile in the city that your grad class will be remembered for?” she said. “Instead one or more of you showed the childish and immaturity that it took to deface this sign.”
The community gardens is a shared garden space for Airdrie residents to come and grow their plants in the garden. There is currently a waiting list to rent a garden plot to grow plants.
Garden Manager Alicia Bowman found the sign vandalized on the morning of June 27.
“I don’t know who did it,” Bowman said. “It won’t cost anything, but my time to clean it all up.”
Bowman said there were no leads as of yet.
Eurich was disappointed in the defaced property, after the hard work the AHS has put into the garden.
“The Airdrie Horticultural Society works very hard to maintain the community garden and seeing the sign defaced is very discouraging,” Eurich said.
Eurich mentioned that the society is available for volunteer work, if any grad or high school students are interested.
“We would welcome you as a volunteer to work in the garden over the summer if you are looking for a way to leave a legacy of Grad 2014,” Eurich said.
The RCMP officer involved was not available assigned to the case to comment as of press time.
If you have any information of the incident, please contact the RCMP or visit www.airdriehortsociety.com/