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Provincial Participants

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2017 Provincial Participants


Evaluated Communities
Population 1-500 Bloom rating
Village of Veteran (category Winner) 5 Blooms
Population 500 – 2,000
Town of Bon Accord (Category Winner) 5 Blooms
Town of Irricana 4 Blooms
Population 2,001 – 6,000
Town of Cardston (Category Winner) 5 Blooms
Town of St. Paul 4 Blooms
Population 6,001 – 15,000
Town of Taber (Category Winner) 5 Blooms
Town of Coaldale 5 Blooms
Novice – Evaluated (Non-Competitive)
Town of Boyle
Town of Calmar
Town of Devon
Town of Didsbury
Town of Eckville
Town of Sundre
Friends – Evaluated (Non-Competitive)
Town of Barrhead and County of Barrhead 5 Blooms
Town of Morinville 5 Blooms
Friends – Non Evaluated
City of Cold Lake
Town of Coronation
Village of Delia
Village of Glenwood
Village of Hay Lakes
Town of Provost
Town of Redwater
Town of Strathmore
Village of Thorsby
Town of Three Hills
Village of Wabamun
Town of Wainwrigth
Hamlet of Woking

British Columbia

Community Bloom Rating Mention
Hope, District of 5-Blooms Chainsaw Wood Carvings Abbotsford, City of
Abbotsford, City of 4-Blooms The International Friendship Garden
Lumby, Village of 4-Blooms Working Together to make Lumby Strong
Sicamous, District of 3-Blooms New Roundabout
Salmo, Village of Novice Where all Roads Lead Video
Cache Creek, Village of Friend Withdrawn from Evaluated due to Wildfires
Chetwynd, District of Friend Gazebo on Carver’s Row and New Trail Lights near Rodeo
Kent, District of Friend Canada 150 Vimy Park Beautification
Sooke, District of Friend In progress
Fort St. John Friend In progress
Clinton, Village of Showcase Clinton Pioneer Cemetery
Fruitvale, Village of Showcase Railway Park
Lake Country Garden Club Showcase Canada 150 Floral Design
Burnaby, City of Member In progress
Castlegar, City of Member Castlegar in Bloom for Canada’s 150
Coquitlam, City of Member Canada 150 Project and Protect our Pollinator Project
Mission, City of Member Mission CiB’s Canada 150 Bloom Program


Community and Category Bloom Rating Special Mention
Population: 1-500
L.U.D. of Baldur 5 Blooms Residential Yards
Population: 1001-3000
Town of Carberry 5 Blooms New Train Station Themed Picnic Shelter
Town of Lac du Bonnet Non-evaluated
Town of Morris 4 Blooms Pembina Valley Water Treatment Plant
Town of Minnedosa 5 Blooms Walking paths encourage active living
Municipality of Prairie View 4 Blooms Interpretation of the Wapka Tanka Site
Population: 3001-5000
Town of Niverville 3 Blooms Historical Memory Boards
Town of Swan River 5 Blooms Educational Programs  Build  Local  Workforce Capacity
R.M. of West St. Paul   Non-evaluated
Population: Over 5000
R.M of East St. Paul 4 Blooms Residential Landscaping and Gardening
City of Morden 4 Blooms Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre
City of Portage La Prairie 3 Blooms Urban Forest With Inclusion Of Fruit Trees For All
City of Selkirk 5 Blooms Environmental Initiatives
City of Thompson Non-evaluated
Special Attraction
International Peace Garden 5 Blooms Canada 150 maple leaf floral display

New Brunswick

Friends Non Evaluated
Village of Chipman

Nova Scotia

Friends Non Evaluated
Town of Amherst
Town of Oxford
Municipality of the District of Barington
Town of Trenton


Bloom  Rating Mention
Town of Prescott 5 Community Involvement
Brockville City of the Thousand Islands 4 Railway Tunnel Restoration 2017
Town of Kingsville 5 Lakeside Park & Pavilion
Township of Minden Hills 5 Community Involvement
Community of Capreol 5 Waterfront Enhancement Project
Township of Southwold 5 Heritage Conservation
Township of Madawaska Valley 5 Community Collaboration After 2017 Storm


Criteria Awards Community Sponsor
Tidiness Brockville City of the Thousand Islands Tystan Site Furnishings
Environmental Action Kingsville Brett-Young
Heritage Preservation Capreol Tystan Site Furnishings
Urban Forestry & Trails Southwold Ontario Parks Association
Landscape Madawaska Valley Landscape Ontario
Floral Displays Town of Prescott Home Hardware
Community Involvement Township of Minden Hills Ontario Parks Association
Youth Participation Township of Southwold Brett-Young
Community Gardeners Town of Kingsville Scott’s


2017 Friends of CIB  Non-Evaluated Communities:
Municipality of Red Lake
 Municipality of Bluewater
Town of Kapuskasing
Town of Coniston
Town of Greater Napanee
Municipality of South West Middlesex


Community Name Category Bloom Rating Special Mention for
Population 1 – 500
Riverhurst Evaluated – Friends 3 Blooms Heritage Conservation
Kyle Friends non-evaluated n/a
Manitou Beach Friends non-evaluated n/a
Craik Friends non-evaluated n/a
Mortlach Friends non-evaluated n/a
Macoun Friends non-evaluated n/a
Blaine Lake Friends non-evaluated n/a
Viscount Friends non-evaluated n/a
Rockglen Friends non-evaluated n/a
Population 501 – 1,000
Eastend – Winner! Competitive 4 Blooms Community Theme: Discover a Sanctuary for all Your Senses
Three Lakes Economic Development Region Competitive 2 Blooms Partnerships between Three (3) Communities and the Rural Municipality
Hague Evaluated – Friends 3 Blooms Heritage Conservation
Aberdeen Evaluated – Friends 3 Blooms Community Involvement
Turtleford Friends non-evaluated n/a
Springside Friends non-evaluated n/a
Candle Lake Friends non-evaluated n/a
Lashburn Friends non-evaluated n/a
Population 1,001 – 2,000
Eston – Winner! Competitive 4 Blooms Enthusiastic Communities in Bloom Committee – 18 Years and Going Strong!
Kamsack Competitive 4 Blooms Riverview Cemetery
Wynyard Competitive 3 Blooms Wynyard Court House Landscaping
Ile-a la-Crosse Evaluated – Friends 2 Blooms Community Garden
Maidstone Friends non-evaluated n/a
Osler Friends non-evaluated n/a
Rosthern Friends non-evaluated n/a
Davidson Friends non-evaluated n/a
Kerrobert Friends non-evaluated n/a
Shaunavon Friends non-evaluated n/a
Population 2,001 – 3,000
Assiniboia Friends non-evaluated n/a
Population 5,000 and Higher
Melfort – Winner! Competitive 4 Blooms Outstanding Community Involvement
Moose Jaw Competitive 4 Blooms Urban Parks and Sport and Recreation Facilities
Weyburn Evaluated – Friends 5 Blooms Community Tidiness
Estevan Friends non-evaluated n/a
North Battleford Friends non-evaluated n/a