Castlegar Communities in Bloom and the City of Castlegar are asking residents and business owners to tidy up their properties in preparation for the arrival of the Bloom judges.
Volunteers have already been busy making sure the city’s public floral displays are in tip-top shape, but trimming weeds and collecting litter can go a long way in helping to spruce up the city.
The judges will be in town from July 28 to 30. They judge everything from flower beds to how well a community preserves its local heritage, how it fits into and protects the environment, and how engaged residents are in promoting community pride.
This year Castlegar will be participating in the Grand Champions category.
This year’s judges are Colleen Stockford from Sussex, New Brunswick and James Bourgeois from Rosemère, Québec.
The results will be announced in September during the organization’s national symposium.
Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement and the challenge of a national program, with focus on the enhancement of green spaces in communities.