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

Symposium & Awards

The National Symposium on Parks and Green Spaces and the National and International Awards Ceremonies, held jointly, is a privileged opportunity for elected officials, horticultural professionals and volunteers to enhance their knowledge and exchange ideas on innovations, issues and best practices in horticulture, green spaces, tourism, environmental protection and other projects.


September 26-29, 2018

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Price List

Wednesday 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Pre-Conf. Tours, Barr Estate Winery & Greenland Garden Centre $ 30
Wednesday 6:00- 9:00 pm – Welcome Reception Complimentary appetizers (cash bar)
Thursday Symposium Sessions including lunch $145
Thursday 9:30 am – 3:00 pm – Companion Tour – West Edmonton Mall $ 15
Friday Symposium Sessions & Technical Visits including bagged lunch $145
Friday 5:30 – 9:30 pm – Cocktail Reception, Community Showcase, Dinner and Entertainment $ 85
Saturday 9:00 am – 11:30 am – Town Hall Meeting,  Complimentary
Saturday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Alberta CiB Provincial Awards Luncheon $ 20 (Complimentary for Alberta Provincial Edition Judges and Spouses)
Saturday 3:30 pm– 9:30 pm – National & International Awards Ceremonies & Banquet Dinner $ 90

We suggest that you book your accommodations early as only a limited number of rooms is available at the Clarion Hotel, in Sherwood Park, AB.  See details below:

Host Hotel

Clarion Hotel
2100 Premier Way, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2G4  Tel: 780-464-4900 Fax: 780-464-4796

Cut-off date: September 7th, 2018

Toll Free Reservations: 1-866-564-4780 or 780-464-4900 and mention Communities in Bloom when making your reservations to access the conference rate and availability


Book your group rate for Communities in Bloom here

Note: Enter your arrival and departure dates, number of rooms & guests per room, and then choose  LCIB rate  in the Select Special Rate field and click on UPDATE in order to obtain the negotiated rate* of  $129.00 Can. + tax / room / night, single or double occupancyhot buffet breakfast included for up to 2 adults per room and parking

*Negotiated rate of $129 is available from September 22nd to September 30th, 2018

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Monique Gargano-Charron at: admin@cib-cef.com.  Also, visit our website at: www.communitiesinbloom.ca for continuous updates.

Air Canada

Official Canadian Airline

VALID: September 19th  to October 6th, 2018 – Mondays to Sundays
TERRITORY: For travel to/from Edmonton, AB (YEG)
RESERVATIONS:  www.aircanada.com

PROCEDURE:  To book a flight with your promotion code, access aircanada.com and enter your promotion code in the search panel along with the following information, before clicking on FIND:

  • Departure and Destination City
  • Departure and Return Date
  • Promotion Code

EXCEPTION:  No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S.   For International travel (destinations outside North America), discounts apply to all fares including Tango


The provincial editions also organize workshops, information sessions and awards ceremonies.

For more information, please click on this link to the Provincial Ceremonies