Thriving communities from around the province were rewarded for efforts in enhancing their local environments at the British Columbia Communities in Bloom Awards Ceremony held last Saturday, September 22nd. Each participant received their Judge’s Evaluation Report and Bloom Rating Certificate. 5-Bloom Winners were presented with eye-catching street banners to promote their high level of success.
The evening’s celebration was part of a weekend conference hosted by the City of Kelowna. Informative conference sessions focused on the theme of water conservation and responsibility. Afternoon tours highlighted Kelowna and also included some of West Kelowna’s best sights, providing delegates with an appreciation of why these areas consistently rate as 5-Bloom communities. A final stop for each of the tours was to a local winery!
As a nation-wide evaluation program, the CiB Bloom Rating is the “Gold Medal” promoted to citizens, visitors and businesses as a symbol of excellence within our province, across Canada and the world! Our 9th Annual British Columbia Communities in Bloom (BC CiB) event marked another successful year… Congratulations to all our provincial Communities in Bloom participants!
Kelowna, (2012 Conference Host)
100 Mile House
GOOD LUCK TO BC’S NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL FINALISTS
Results for the National Finalists will be announced at the Communities in Bloom National Symposium on Parks & Grounds and Awards Ceremonies in Edmonton, October 10-13, 2012.
19 Wing Comox
Fort St. John
Harrison Hot Springs
Sun Rivers, Resort Community
West Kelowna & Westbank First Nation