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


Evelyn Alemanni, California, United States – Director – Co-Chair Judging Committee
Berta Briggs, Alberta – Director – Co-Chair Judging Committee
Patti Eilers, Manitoba – Director
Andrew Exelby, Saskatchewan – Director – Chair of Provincial Liaison Committee
Stephen B. Jewczyk, Newfoundland and Labrador, Director
Gwen Johner, Saskatchewan, Director
Darlene Kalawsky, British Columbia – Director
Cliff Lacey, Alberta – Director – Chair of Symposium and Awards Committee
Lorna McIlroyAlberta – Director
Martin Quinn, Ontario – Director
Dan Rodlie, British Columbia – Director
Karen SnethunDirector


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: Don Budinsky & Cathy Shaluk
Manitoba Communities in Bloom
Ontario: Martin Quinn
Communities in Bloom Ontario
Québec: Annie Champagne
Les Fleurons du Québec
Nova Scotia: Darlene Grant Fiander & Tanice Mundle
Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia
Newfoundland & Labrador:  Dana Brewer
Tidy Towns of Newfoundland & Labrador

National Office Staff

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