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 enhancing green spaces in communities.
Benefits from Sea to Sea and abroad
Communities in Bloom has built community capacity in a variety of ways, including the business community through the Business Beatification Awards and the involvement of residents on the volunteer committee, “Together Let’s Bloom”. As previous National Winners of Communities in Bloom, residents of Medicine Hat understand and support the program. Communities in Bloom has heightened the sense of pride in our community and we are very excited to be involved.”
Ted Clugston, Mayor
City of Medicine Hat, AB
“Participation in the Communities in Bloom program has provided our community with a much broader awareness of what make a community beautiful. Through this program our residents are involved in a number of initiatives largely dedicated to proving education on choice of flowers, shrubs and trees, watering guidelines and conservation, tidiness, volunteering and sustainability. The pride in our community continues to grow and winning our national category was an amazing accomplishment. The Village of Ashcroft is proud to be associated with the Communities in Bloom program.”
Andy Anderson, Mayor
Village of Ashcroft, BC
2013 marked the third consecutive year of involvement with Communities in Bloom for the Town of Sussex. We are very proud of our association with this outstanding organization and our enthusiastic and committed group of volunteers who have dedicated so much time to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification throughout our community. Through their efforts we were fortunate to score 5 blooms and win in our category this year. We have enjoyed showing off our community to CIB judges and have taken to heart their strong words of encouragement and advice. We look forward to many more years working with CIB to improve our community and the lives of those who call Sussex home.
Marc Thorne, Mayor
Town of Sussex, NB
I cannot think of anything that has had more of a positive impact on the town than this program. With our entering the International Challenge last summer, the community became very interested and engaged in showcasing our community and as a result earning 5 blooms was a wonderful result shared by the entire community. The biggest benefit was the coming together of the entire community.
Deputy Mayor and Chair, Beautification Committee
Town of Antigonish, NS
The Communities in Bloom program serves as both a promoter and a connector to active citizenship in Brandon. It plays a vital role in providing businesses, municipal government and citizens with a framework that demonstrates that everyone can influence & shape decisions within the City and that their achievements can be a source of pride and inspiration to everyone.
From the personal achievements of citizens being recognized for their beautification of their yards, to the youth being recognized for the growing of their vegetables, to the corporations and the municipality being recognized for their urban forestry efforts, Brandon is proud to be a long-time supporter of the Communities in Bloom program.
Mayor Shari Decter Hirst
City of Brandon, MB
“The Communities in Bloom program allows Whitby to promote our accomplishments in the protection and enhancement of our natural environment and water resources; assets that play an important role in the quality of life for our residents.”
Mayor Pat Perkins
Town of Whitby, ON
“The Communities in Bloom organization has greatly benefited the City of Charlottetown,” said Charlottetown Mayor, Clifford Lee. “It encourages us to implement new initiatives and strive to increase beautification and sustainability within our City. We are pleased to have hosted the 2014 Communities in Bloom National Awards and Ceremonies in Charlottetown.”
Mayor Clifford Lee
City of Charlottetown, PE
“We have participated in the CIB program for several years. It is really encouraging to look back and see all the improvements and projects that have helped make our community shine in so many ways. Each year some small changes and big ideas have added up to lots of community spirit and support. “
Mayor, City of Humboldt, SK
Participating in the International Communities in Bloom Challenge has helped our village to reaffirm its credentials with our municipality. We have for the first time received funding for a competition from the municipality and the Council leaders have been made aware of the work that the residents in Stanghow put in to making our village a beautiful place. It has been a great experience presenting our community to an overseas audience.
Chairman of Stanghow Residents’ Group
Past years of the International Challenge of Communities in Bloom has been important for the city and moved the city of ZLIN forward
Deputy Mayor of ZLIN
As I travel across our great country both as a judge and a tourist, I continue to be amazed at the significant improvements and benefits realized in the communities that participate in the Communities in Bloom program; the efforts, the pride and the improved quality of life of all residents is very obvious.
Sincere thanks to all those that have been involved and continue to be involved in the program for the magnificent contribution that you have made to this great country of ours. With all of your continuing support I am confident that Communities in Bloom will continue to flourish for decades to come.