Celebrating commUNITY success across BC with Communities in Bloom

Thriving communities from around the province were rewarded for efforts in enhancing their local environments

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!

 

 

 

5 BLOOMS

Chetwynd

Clinton

Kelowna, (2012 Conference Host)

Kent

Sooke

Vernon

 

 

 

4 BLOOMS

100 Mile House

Lake Country

Logan Lake

Merritt

 

 

 

3 BLOOMS

Barriere

Cache Creek

Mackenzie

Salmon Arm

 

 

 

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

Ashcroft

Campbell River

Castlegar

Fort St. John

Harrison Hot Springs

Kamloops

Mission

Qualicum Beach

Sun Rivers, Resort Community

Trail

 

West Kelowna & Westbank First Nation