The Fort McMurray wildfire caused extensive damage and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people.

The Fort McMurray wildfire caused extensive damage and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people.

Generosity blooms for Fort Mac

An avid gardener's desire to help fire-ravaged Fort McMurray raised more than $175 for the cause

An avid gardener’s desire to help fire-ravaged Fort McMurray has raised more than $175 for the cause.

The funds were collected by the White Rock & District Garden Club in September and October through raffle-ticket sales, for which the prize was a bouquet of flowers painted by longtime club member Sheila Lovatt.

Lovatt, 91, has been a member of the club for 30 years.

Proceeds raised by the raffle will be sent to Fort McMurray to help beautify city gardens.

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