Blowes Drive was named for the Blowes family.
Stan Blowes Book & Gift Shop and Stan Blowes Travel Service opened its doors for the first time on March 31st, 1949.
Two generations of Blowes business owners celebrate their 70th anniversary of business in Stratford, ON. (Left to right) Brian, Rob, Sam and Bob Blowes (seated).
Stan Blowes Gift Shop: 1949
Blowes Stationery & Office Supplies: 2019
Ted Blowes: Mr. Stratford
Ted Blowes memorial peace garden
In 2017, Stratford’s Communities in Bloom committee created The Ted Blowes Memorial Pollinator Peace Garden. It was a Canada 150 project which recognizes the contributions of Ted Blowes, a former mayor and one of the founding members Communities in Bloom. The garden features native pollinator plants and has attracted many pollinators since it was established. It helps the pollinators by providing valuable habitat, and educates its many visitors as to how they too can help. Thanks to Brilliant Images for the picture and text.
The garden was planted under the Confederation Bridge in a butterfly wing shape. The bridge was used by walkers to cross the railway tracks which have long since been removed. The structure is now called "the bridge to nowhere."