Enhancing Green Spaces
in Communities
People, Plants and Pride… Growing Together

National Committee


Board of Directors

Executive Committee 

Bob Lewis, Ontario – National Chair and Chair of Strategic Planning
Raymond Carrière, Québec – Founding President, Vice-Chair & Chair of Program Committee
Odette Sabourin-Dumais, Québec – Secretary-Treasurer and Co-Chair or Program Committee
Claudette Savaria, Québec – Past Chair


Berta Briggs, Alberta – Director
Patti Eilers, Manitoba – Director
Andrew Exelby, Saskatchewan – Director – Chair of Symposium & Awards Committee
Dave Hilton, British Columbia – Director & Chair of Provincial Liaison Committee
Ray Hurd, Ontario – Director
Darlene Kawalsky, British Columbia – Director
Lorna McIlroy, Alberta – Director
Martin Quinn, Ontario – Director
Dan Rodlie, British Columbia – Director
Karen Snethun, Director
James Timlin, Ontario – Director – Chair of Sponsorship Committee


Provincial Liaison

British Columbia: Darlene Kalawsky & Catherine Kennedy
British Columbia Communities in Bloom
Alberta: Steve Allan & Karen Snethun
Alberta Recreation & Parks Association
Saskatchewan: Andrew Exelby
Saskatchewan Parks & Recreation Association
Manitoba: Patti Eilers & Diane Banash
Manitoba Communities in Bloom
Ontario: Ray Hurd & Martin Quinn
Communities in Bloom Ontario
Québec: Céline Delzongle
Les Fleurons du Québec
Nova Scotia: Darlene Grant Fiander & Tanice Mundle
Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia
Newfoundland & Labrador: Gail Woodfine
Tidy Towns of Newfoundland & Labrador

National Office Staff

Raymond Carrière, Founding President
Monique, Gargano-Charron, Editor
Vivian Shum, Marketing & Communications
Sonia Parrino, Program Coordinator
Monique Charron-Carrière, Accounting & Human Ressources