Abbotsford residents have beautified their boulevard after receiving $900 as part of a neighbourhood matching fund.
The boulevard project, which the group called “something beautiful is happening here,” was proposed by the Dina Place neighbourhood in 2012, and residents gathered community donations to make their plans a reality.
Dina Place is located off of Old Yale Road near Delair Park.
The objective of the project was to plant and landscape the street front, turning an eyesore into a beautiful sight, and to help residents get to know each other through a group effort to better their neighbourhood.
The residents enjoyed the project and meeting other neighbours so much that they are about to take on the other side of the boulevard.
They will clean up the right side of their boulevard by September and celebrate with a block party barbecue.
For neighbourhoods interested in submitting a project for the neighbourhood matching fund or with questions regarding the program, call 604-859-3134.