Olympic bouquets

Tandice Bartlett, left, receives help from lead designer Brenda Ducharme, while making an Olympic bouquet as Cheryl Labun, right, holds one she made during a practice run at the non-profit Just Beginnings Flowers Society in Surrey, B.C., on Friday.

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Tandice Bartlett, left, receives help from lead designer Brenda Ducharme, while making an Olympic bouquet as Cheryl Labun, right, holds one she made during a practice run at the non-profit Just Beginnings Flowers Society in Surrey, B.C., on Friday. All of the 1,800 bouquets for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games will be made by marginalized women who may be recovering from addiction, have left prison or the sex trade, or who have been victims of violence. They will also be made by women the society has trained who have changed careers to become florists.