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2017 CiB National & International Results


On September 16th, the 23rd Edition of the Communities in Bloom National & International Awards Ceremonies were held in Ottawa-Gatineau, National Capital Region, honouring municipalities across Canada, the United States, Northern Ireland, Belgium, Ireland, Croatia and Italy.

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.

National Chair Bob Lewis – “On behalf of the National Committee, Judges and Sponsors – sincerely thanks and congratulates all those involved in the program: their efforts are making our communities better places to live in, to work in …and to visit.”

National & International Award Winners

Up to 4,500: Maple Creek, SK
4,501 – 15,000: Stonewall, MB
15,001 – 50,000: Cobourg, ON
International Challenge (Small): Castlecaulfield, Northern Ireland UK
International Challenge: (Medium): Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
International Challenge (Large):  Holland, MI USA
Class of Champions (Small): Tignish, PE
Class of Champions (Medium): Millet, AB
Class of Champions (Large): Leduc, AB

Outstanding Achievement Awards

Communities in Bloom Canada 150 Award (small community) : Champion, AB
Communities in Bloom Canada 150 Award (medium community): Coaldale, AB
Communities in Bloom Canada 150 Award (large community): Amherstburg, ON
Home Hardware Community Involvement Award: Pugwash, NS
Scotts Community of Gardeners Award: Orangeville, ON
CN Urban Forestry Award: Coquitlam, BC
National Capital Commission Floral Displays Award: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Home Hardware Beauti-Tone Heritage Conservation Award: Ashcroft, BC
Scotts Turf Builder Landscape Award: Castlegar, BC
Natura Tidiness Award: Jasper, AB
Municipal World WinterLife Award: Brandon, MB
Scotts Youth Involvement Award: Trail, BC
The Butchart Gardens Land Reclamation Award: Cobourg, ON
Bees Matter Pollinator Friendly Community Award: Essex, ON
Canadian Nursery and Landscape Association Environmental Action Award: Bruderheim, AB
Ball International Floral Displays Award: Castlecaulfield, Northern Ireland UK
CiB Foundation International Community Involvement Award: Grado, Gorizia, Italy

For further information and to obtain photographs, please contact: bloom@cib-cef.com or call us at 514-694-8871 ext: 1
To obtain a digital copy of our magazine, please visit http://www.communitiesinbloom.ca/resource-centre

Bold indicates winner

Category          Rating Special Mention / Recognition
Up to 4,500
Town of Maple Creek, SK 5 Blooms – Bronze Innovative Landfill Site
Town of Bruderheim, AB 5 Blooms Native and Fruit Trees Planting Partnerships
Town of Hanna, AB 5 Blooms – Bronze Seasonal Planters
Village of Merrickville-Wolford, ON 5 Blooms – Bronze Multigenerational CiB Committee
Hamlet of Valhalla Centre, AB 5 Blooms Heritage Garden
Town of Windsor, NS 5 Blooms Lifetime Gardener Award
4,501 – 15,000
Town of Stonewall, MB 5 Blooms – Bronze Land & Brownfield Redevelopment
Town of Bay Roberts, NL 5 Blooms Shearstown Estuary Area
Municipality of South Huron, ON 5 Blooms Exeter Parkette
Town of Whitecourt, AB 5 Blooms Rotary Park
15,001 to 50,000
Town of Cobourg, ON 5 Blooms – Bronze Heritage Conservation
Town of Amherstburg, ON 5 Blooms – Bronze Educational Value of Plantings
City of Dorval, QC 5 Blooms – Bronze Mosaïcultures
Municipality of Leamington, ON 5 Blooms – Bronze Recognition for Community Support
District of Mission, BC 5 Blooms – Bronze Celebratory Ambiance
Town of Orangeville, ON 5 Blooms – Bronze Collaborative Partnerships
International Challenge (Small)
Village of Castlecaulfield, Northern Ireland UK 5 Blooms – Silver Bio-Diverse Forest
Municipality of Jasper, AB 5 Blooms – Bronze Municipal Library and Cultural Centre Landscape
Listowel Tidy Towns Group, Co Kerry, Ireland 5 Blooms Community Fruit & Nut Orchard / Úllord Pobail Torthaí agus Cnó
Town of Stettler, AB 5 Blooms – Bronze Carl Stettler Memorial Park
Sun Rivers Resort Community, BC 5 Blooms Community and Neighbourhood Gardens
International Challenge (Medium)
Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON 5 Blooms – Gold Volunteer Leadership
Town of Beaumont, AB 5 Blooms – Bronze Wild Beaumont
City of Brooks, AB 5 Blooms – Silver Efficient Recycling and Composting Centre
City of Dauphin, MB 5 Blooms Floral Displays
Comune di Grado, Gorizia, Italy 5 Blooms – Silver Gardens with Marine Theme / Giardini con tema marino
Town of Opatija, Croatia 5 Blooms – Gold “Our Children” Society of Opatija / Društvo “Naša djeca” Opatija
Ville de Rosemère, QC 5 Blooms – Gold Country Character
International Challenge (Large)
City of Holland, MI USA 5 Blooms – Silver Six Miles of Tulip Lanes
City of Bruges, Belgium 5 Blooms Parks Innovative Designs / Vernieuwend ontwerpen van groene ruimten
City of Coquitlam, BC 5 Blooms – Silver Tree Risk Management on Burke Mountain
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, AB 5 Blooms – Silver Community Involvement
Circle of Excellence (non-evaluated)
Town of Antigonish, NS City of Humboldt, SK Town of Pincher Creek, AB
Town of Aylmer, ON Town of Ituna, SK City of Sarnia, ON
Village of Denzil, SK City of Kamloops, BC Strathcona County, AB
Village of Forestburg, AB Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain, MB City of Summerside, PE
Town of Fort Erie, ON Municipality of Lambton Shores, ON City of Westmount, QC
Town of Gibbons, AB Town of New Glasgow, NS
Ville de Granby, QC City of Oshawa, ON
Class of Champions (Small)
Community of Tignish, PE 5 Blooms – Gold Youth Involvement at Tignish Elementary School
Village of Ashcroft, BC 5 Blooms – Bronze Community Involvement
Town of Kinistino, SK 5 Blooms – Bronze Restoration of Façade of Kinistino Theatre
Village of Pugwash, NS 5 Blooms – Silver 2017 Pugwash, Our Community in Bloom Calendar
Class of Champions (Medium)    
Town of Millet, AB 5 Blooms – Silver Millet Museum
City of Castlegar, BC 5 Blooms – Bronze Doukhobor Discovery Centre
City of Trail, BC 5 Blooms – Bronze The Columbia Skywalk Bridge and its Parks
Town of Vermilion, AB 5 Blooms – Bronze Community Bread Oven
Class of Champions (Large)
City of Leduc, AB 5 Blooms – Silver Telford Lake Boardwalk
City of Brandon, MB 5 Blooms – Silver McDiarmid Park
Town of Essex, ON 5 Blooms – Silver Bloomer and Petunia (Town Ambassadors)
Special Attractions – Evaluated (non-competitive)
Assiniboine Park Conservancy, MB 5 Blooms – Bronze Volunteers and Unionized Working Together
International Peace Garden, MB 5 Blooms Canada 150 Maple Leaf Floral Display
Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens, QC 5 Blooms – Gold Estevan Lodge Restaurant – Integrating Culinary Delights from the Gardens
Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, AB 5 Blooms – Gold Innovative and Informative Special Events
Canada  – Evaluated (non-competitive)
City of Barrie, ON 5 Leaves – Silver Lampman Lane Park Makeover
Municipality of Boissevain-Morton, MB 5 Leaves – Gold Arts Park
City of Calgary, AB 5 Leaves – Silver Urban Forestry Plan
Village of Champion, AB 5 Leaves – Bronze Tree Nursery
City of Charlottetown, PE 5 Leaves – Silver Water Quality and Conservation Initiatives
Town of Coaldale, AB 5 Leaves Canada 150 Display
City of Edmonton, AB 5 Leaves – Silver Community Medicine Wheel Garden
Town of Goderich, ON 5 Leaves – Gold Four Heritage Walks
Town of Gravenhurst, ON 5 Leaves – Bronze Gravenhurst Community Improvement Plan
Town of Indian Head, SK 5 Leaves – Bronze Grain Demonstration Project
Town of Minto, ON 5 Leaves – Silver Green Legacy Program
Town of Montague, PE 5 Leaves – Bronze Montague’s 100th Anniversary & 100 days of Community Celebration!
Town of Naicam, SK 5 Leaves – Bronze 15 for 150 project with ‘Goat Getters’ and Art 9/10 students
City of Stratford, ON 5 Leaves – Gold All of its Parks and Lush Gardens
Town of Sussex, NB 5 Leaves – Gold Co-op Community Garden
City of Toronto, ON 5 Leaves – Silver The Ravine Strategy
Town of Virden, MB 4 Leaves Virden Garden Tours
Town of Yarmouth, NS 5 Leaves – Bronze Downtown Core Streetscape

Thank you to our Volunteer National Judges