Growing Great Places Together

WinterLife Award (by Municipal World)

The objective of this award is to recognize efforts and involvement in projects and initiatives which engage the community with indoor and outdoor activities from November through March.

Open to all Canadian communities that are participants of the 2013 National Edition or 2013 Provincial Edition of Communities in Bloom.

Submissions will be evaluated under 3 primary criteria:
– Holiday Celebrations (Nov/Dec 2012)
Information should include:

  • Visual programs (lighting events, competitions)
  • Holiday events (parades, festivals, entertainment)
  • Public programming

– Winter Activities (Nov 2012 – Mar 2013)
Information should include:

  • Festivals and events celebrating the community in winter
  • Sports and other programming
  • Use of public spaces

– Community Outreach (Nov 2012 – Mar 2013)
Information should include:

  • Programs and initiatives which improve quality of live in the community (eg Goodwill programs)
  • Programs and initiatives which encourage community engagement, including
    participation of seniors, youth, new residents

Entries should include:

  • Identification of the programs and initiatives included in the submission
  • Indication of multiple sector involvement:
    o Municipal leadership and participation
    o Corporate support
    o Participation of service groups where appropriate
    o Citizen engagement and participation
  • Visual support (media/press clippings, promotion materials)
  • Time duration of the initiatives
  • Outline of means planned to sustain the initiatives

As part of the recognition for this award, a photo of the winning community will be featured on the cover of Municipal World Magazine in December 2013.



The application form is now closed and
the recipients will be announced at the National Symposium and Awards