Bonshaw Breezes awarded their fourth Rural Beautification Society Awards
Rural Beautification Awards banquet and recognition evening on Wednesday, October the 19th. Bonshaw Breezes was awarded their fifth Rural Beautification award for second place in the Provincial Commercial Garden Category.
On October the 20th, 2010 Bonshaw Breezes B&B received their fourth Rural Beautification Award. This year's award was for first place standing in the Commercial Flower Garden category. The award was presented at the 65th. annual Rural Beautification Dinner and Awards evening.
On September the 20th. 2009 Bonshaw Breezes B&B was honored with two Rural Beautification awards at the annual Rural Beautification Society dinner and awards evening. A first place in Tourism and a second place standing in Commercial Flower Garden was awarded Dave and Sharon Moore.
In the fall of 2008 Bonshaw Breezes received their first Rural Beautification Award with a second place recognition in Tourism.
The Prince Edward Island Rural Beautification Society was established in 1946 and incorporated in 1947. By means of annual competitions, it has pursued several objectives. First and foremost an increased interest in the care and improvement of rural homes and communities, an appreciation of rural life among young people through more attractive rural surroundings and finally a better community spirit by cooperative efforts on community projects.
Sharon and Dave Moore became islanders by choice in the fall of 2004. They now own and operate the 4.5 star, multiple award winning, Bonshaw Breezes Bed and Breakfast. In the spring of 2008 they were presented the 2008 Inaugural Brand Essence Award for Tourism PEI and in the fall of 2009 they were honored as one of the final four in the Taste Our Island Award, at the Fall Flavours, Roving Feast. and have just recently captured their fourth award from the Rural Beautification Society.
Four provincial Rural Beautification Awards have been awarded to the Moores in the past three years. Two, Tourist Accommodation Improvement Awards, a first and second place standing and two Commercial Flower Garden Competition awards, again a first and second place recognition. These awards acknowledge the enhancements that they have made to their beautiful property over the last four years. This year's first place commercial flower garden award was presented to the Moores, at the 65th. annual Rural Beautification Awards Dinner on October the 20th. Striking signage, natural clay waterfalls, whimsical garden adornments, natural stone walkways, stunning gardens, native tree plantings , as well as constant meticulous grounds maintenance, have made what was only four years ago a stark landscape into a breathtaking property. Add to this the panoramic view of the bucolic, rolling hills of Bonshaw, which they enjoy every day from their establishment and you have the makings for an award winning property that depicts “the care and improvement of rural homes and communities”.
Sharon and Dave also epitomize “community spirit by cooperative efforts on community projects” in their work with the many associations in which they are members. The Rural Beautification Society, PEIBWA, TIAPEI, Bed & Breakfast and Country Inns Association of Prince Edward Island, SSTG, South Shore Chamber of Commerce, St. John’s Anglican Church (Crapaud), QTS, Golf PEI, Crapaud Curling Club, Bonshaw WI, Bonshaw Hall Co-operative, Bonshaw Garden Club and more.
Despite their busy involvement in the community and their hectic B&B schedule, Sharon and Dave have even more plans in store for the next phase of enhancements to their beautiful property next spring. In the meantime they anxiously anticipate the arrival of spring to view the profusion of flowers from the hundreds of fall bulbs they recently planted, compliments of Vessey's Seeds and the Rural Beautification Society.