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National Symposium on Parks and Grounds program and registration form are now available on line

September 13 to 17, 2017
National Capital Region: Ottawa / Gatineau

Dear Sir,

The National Symposium on Parks and Grounds program and registration form are now available on line at:

The Symposium on Parks and Grounds is a unique opportunity for elected officials, parks and grounds professionals and community volunteers to learn and share about current issues, trends and challenges in garden tourism, horticulture, gardening, environmental sustainability and other projects.

The presentations will cover the following subjects:

  • Mosaïcutures internationales®
  • The National Capital floral program
  • Canada 150 Tulip
  • The economic value of green spaces
  • Bees Matter initiatives
  • Urban Forestry
  • TransCanada Trail

With the following supporting technical visits:

  • Gardens of the National Capital: Rideau Canal, Commissioners Park, Rideau Hall
  • MosaïCanada 150 / Gatineau 2017
  • Landscape of Canada Gardens at the Canadian Museum of Nature
  • Ornamental Gardens at the Central Experimental Farm

The Symposium enables discussions and exchanges between participants during the presentations and the visits.

Looking forward to meeting you in September.


Bob Lewis,
National Chair


Registration and Lodging information:


 Wednesday, September 13 (PM: minimum 15 required): Green Belt Pinhey Sand Dunes, Mer Bleue Bog and MacKenzie King Estate in Gatineau Park:  $  35

Symposium on Parks and Grounds:

Thursday, September 14: Symposium Opening Breakfast, Sessions, Luncheon and Technical  Visits:  $145

Friday, September 15: Symposium Closing Breakfast, Sessions, Technical Visits and BBQ Lunch: $145

Saturday, September 16 (AM): Town Hall meeting and exchange between International and Canadian Communities No cost

National and International Awards Ceremonies

Friday, September 15: Cocktail Reception, Community Showcase, Dinner and Entertainment: $ 85

Saturday, September 16: National & International Awards Ceremonies, Flag Exchange and Banquet Dinner:  $ 90                                                                                                                                

We suggest that you book your accommodations early as only a limited number of rooms available at the Host Hotel, Delta Ottawa City Centre.  See details below:

Conference Hotel
Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel

101 Lyon Street, Ottawa, Ontario Canada  K1R 5T9  Tel: 613-237-3600 Fax: 613-237-9114
Toll Free Reservations: 1-888-890-3222 or 613-237-3600 and mention Communities in Bloom when making your reservations to access the conference rate and availability


reserve directly on line at:    Book your group rate for Communities in Bloom
$199.00 Can. + tax / room / night, single or double occupancy
 (Deluxe Room with  King bed +$10, available upon request by phone only)        

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Monique Gargano-Charron at: admin@cib-cef.com.  Also, visit regularly our website at: www.communitiesinbloom.ca for continuous updates.