Hope is Growing

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…

SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION

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

ALL ACCESS PASS

$100 per COMMUNITY OR GROUP 

per non registered community limit 10 persons

ALL ACCESS PASS

$15 per INDIVIDUAL 

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.

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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.

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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.

 

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Thursday, September 23rd, 2021
11:00-12:00pm EDT
Edible Landscape Design and Tips for Successful Growing
Join Tina Liu with the National Capital Commission to speak on productive/edible landscape design, using examples of successful partnerships with corporations, local business and community involvement in food production in community gardens. Naihely Hernandez Avalos and Lawrence Vanderark with Scotts Canada will follow with helpful tips for different gardening projects and the ideal growing media for them to thrive: Herb, Flower or Edible Gardens. Special focus on the rise for healthy and fresh products and the impact on organic gardening and locally sourced vegetables, education on what that means to grow organically, as well as the benefits for the community involved as well as the environment. 

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Thursday, September 23rd, 2021
1:00-2:00pm EDT
Community Design with CPTED in Mind
This presentation will focus on designing safe and active communities through a collaborative approach to the application of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) concepts and principles.

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Tuesday, September 28th, 2021
11:00-12:00pm EDT
Trail Management through Collaboration: Reflections and Aspirations
A look at The Niagara Parks Commission’s current trail management practices and the development of a Recreational Trails Master Plan for a new generation of trail user being advanced in partnership with Brock University and the Ontario Trails Council.

 

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Tuesday, September 28th, 2021
1:00-2:00pm EDT
Year of the Garden 2022 – What Is It and How Can You Take Part!
The Year of the Garden 2022 is a celebration of Canada’s rich garden heritage, today’s vibrant garden culture, and an opportunity to create legacies for a sustainable future. Find out why 2022 and how your community can participate and what the Year of the Garden 2022 can do for you. As a member of Canada’s Garden-Family come and join the celebration, a special one, being the first country to celebrate a Year of the Garden.

 

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Municipal World
Wednesday, September 29th, 2021
11:00-12:00pm EDT
Skateparks, BMX Parks, and Beyond
Chris and Ariel will be discussing Action Sports. Ariel will be presenting on skateboarding, skateparks and shared spaces. Chris will be presenting on BMX, jump parks and pump tracks
Kinistino, SK

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Wednesday, September 29th, 2021
1:00-2:00pm EDT
Championing trees in your community
Tree Canada is the only national charity dedicated to improving the lives of Canadians by planting and nurturing trees in urban and rural environments. Tree Canada believes firmly that the social, psychological, and economic benefits of Canada’s urban forests are worth preserving. Tune in for an overview of best practices for championing, stewarding and expanding our urban forests for the benefit of all.

 

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Wednesday, October 6th, 2021
11:00-12:00pm EDT
Streets for Everyone – Ways to Encourage Walking and Cycling to Help Communities Thrive
Advice for small and medium sized communities on programs and infrastructure improvements that make our streets safer and more livable

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Wednesday, October 6th, 2021
1:00-2:00pm EDT
Community Beautification and Development – The Heart of CiB volunteer recruitment
How to integrate the many community groups and sectors that are interested in community betterment through Communities in Bloom

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Thursday, October 7th, 2021
1:00-2:30pm EDT
CiB National Awards and Community Showcase

We are excited to be featuring the 2021 Communities in Bloom Special Edition Participants along with the announcements of the Outstanding Achievement Awards Winners during this webinar!

Join us to “virtually congratulate” our winners at this years ceremony.

The ceremony is open to all Canadian & International Communities – come and be inspired, and learn more about Communities in Bloom!

Thank you to all of CiB’s National Sponsors for helping to make this years program possible.

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Friday, October 8th, 2021
1:00-2:00pm EDT
Town Hall Wrap-Up Event

Following a long-standing tradition, Frankie Flowers will invite participants to exchange information on best practices, lessons learned and to address challenges facing the programs in their respective communities during our Town Hall Event, sponsored by Scotts.

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Friday, October 8th, 2021
Immediately following the Town Hall
International Showcase

Join us for a Tourism Presentation and an exciting international showcase, hosted by Dr. Andrea Bocsi, International CiB Judge from Hungary, featuring our resilient international communities and how they have remained in full bloom this year! The international presentation is sponsored Ball.