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2021 Virtual Auction Photo for invite

CiB Virtual Auction

This year CiB will be hosting an online auction that will start October 8th and conclude October 18th.  The auction website is charityauction.bid/cibvirtualauction 

This special fundraiser serves a two-fold purpose : the opportunity to showcase places and spaces in your community and a chance to support the CiB Foundation.  All proceeds will go to the Foundation, which supports: student bursaries in post secondary education programs, youth initiatives, green initiatives, workshops, seminars, articles and other educational content on the value of green spaces in society.

We are asking for YOUR support to help ensure that this fundraiser is a memorable one!

We’re open to all of your creative ideas that will help ensure great success for Communities in Bloom and the legacy it provides.  If you are able to help personally or know someone who can help, please send a note to bloom@cib-cef.com before October 1st so we can get your product and donation onto the CiB auction website as soon as possible. 

Registration is now open for our 2021 CiB Virtual Symposium “Growing Great Places Together”

We invite you to register for our virtual symposium, using the links below – please note that you will need to register seperately for each individual webinar.

All CiB Registered National & International Participants, CiB National & International Judges and Sponsors will receive FREE ALL ACCESS to the listed webinars below…


For non-registered communities and individuals a nominal fee will be charged which will give you paid access to      ALL webinars below



per non registered community limit 10 persons



per non registered individual

Please register using the links below, and staff will follow up to collect payment for any non-registered community or individual that would like to take part.

Sponsored by :

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021
11:00-12:00pm EDT
Symposium Kick-off! 
Natural Landscape Solutions to help grow great places together! 
Join CiB’s National Chair and Landscape Architect Paul Brydges as he walks you through some simple and effective idea’s to transform your communities using natural landscape solutions. Paul will also share how your communities’ efforts to create and enhance your landscaped spaces will fit into our refreshed Judging Grid, to be launched in 2022.

Sponsored by :

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021
1:00-2:00pm EDT
The Power of Our Gardens
Do you ever question why you garden? Are we just striving for something that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye? Paul believes gardens can be so much more! With 30 years of experience in the horticulture industry, he has learned that gardens continue to provide beyond the borders that may define them. Join Paul for an energetic presentation where he will share his views and thoughts on how, and what, he believes makes a garden beautiful.


To view the FULL PROGRAM, please click below