Communities in Bloom raises a flag for 10 year anniversary

CIB has plans to install a new flag pole at the Castlegar Robson interchange.

Betsy Kline

Castlegar News

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Castlegar Communities in Bloom (CIB) and honour the fiftieth anniversary of our Maple Leaf Canadian flag, the CIB committee has made plans to install a flag pole in Castlegar at the Robson interchange.

The pole will be 40 feet tall and the flag will be 4-feet by 3-feet. The goal is to have the flag flying before Canada day.

Communities in Bloom is inviting donations to fund the project which will cost about $7000. According to CIB, “This project will recognize our valued volunteers and their commitment to making Castlegar an attractive, Canadian city of which they are very proud.”

In the short time Castlegar has been involved in the program it has been recognized as provincial, Canadian and international champions for cities of this size.

Donations of over $100 will be recognized on a plaque which will be placed at the base of the flag pole.

Donations can be sent to: Communities in Bloom, Attn: Mac and Kathy Gregory, 99 – 825 Merry Creek Road, Castlegar, BC, V1N 2P1.  Please make donations payable to Castlegar Communities in Bloom.