Growing Great Places Together

Outstanding Achievement Awards

In addition to overall awards for population categories, individual awards are given for each criteria, evaluated in the program and for special initiatives. Outstanding Achievement awards are open to all Canadian communities participating in the National Edition and International Challenge of Communities in Bloom, whether or not the community is being evaluated. Communities outside of Canada participating in the International Challenge may submit for the International Floral Displays and International Community Involvement Award.

Communities will be invited to submit their nomination for the Outstanding Achievement Awards during the program and detailed information and submission documents will be sent by the national office.

Outstanding Achievement Awards are presented for the following areas:

Community Appearance, by TECK

2023 Winner – Kinistino, SK

Environmental Action, by the CNLA

2023 Winner – Coquitlam, BC

Heritage Conservation, by CiB

2023 Winner – Castlegar, BC

Tree Management, by CiB

2023 Winner – Coquitlam, BC

Plant and Floral Displays, by the NCC

2023 Winner – Wood Buffalo, AB

Intl Plant and Floral Displays, by Ball

2023 Winner – Monfalcone, Italy

Community Involvement, by CiB

2023 Winner – Bruderheim, AB

Intl Community Involvement, by CiB

2023 Winner – Sejong City, South Korea

Community of Gardeners, by Scotts®

2023 Winner – Brandon, MB

WinterLife Award, by Municipal World

2023 Winner – Stratford, ON 


Green Cities Award, by CNLA

2023 Winner – Strathcona County, AB 

Best Downtown  Award, by CiB

2023 Winner – Oakville, ON