White Rock resident Tony Graaf’s passion to educate celebrated.
Tony Graaf remembers being somewhat surprised by his wife Judy’s decision to join him at this year’s American Institute of Floral Designers symposium in Seattle.
She announced the desire to attend by his side a few weeks before the 50th annual event – held July 1-5 – but it wasn’t until they were actually at the symposium that he realized just what was driving her interest.
“It all made sense once we knew that it was happening,” Graaf said, referring to the unexpected presentation of a lifetime achievement award.
“It was a total shock,” Graaf said. “It turns out a number of my peers in the industry nominated me and kept it secret since January. She was in on the nomination.”…[READ MORE]