One Swift Current resident has been selected, along with a handful of Canadians, to participate in an exclusive program.

Poppy Parsons, owner and lead florist of Swift Current-based Smart Flowers, has been invited as one of eight Canadians to take part in a Hawaii Floriculture and Nursery Association Wedding Celebrations workshop and nursery tour.

"[It's great] to be from such a small community, and to be recognized by my peers in the floral industry to come to such an event to showcase Hawaiian flowers in Saskatchewan," Parsons said. "I travel and attend workshops, and teach workshops, and I'm always representing Saskatchewan and our little corner of the province, and love being able to do that."

Parsons will be taking part in one of the offered events hosted in Maui in August.

She said that she is excited to share what she learns on the trip with the people of Swift Current.