Showcasing recovery and resilience, the Village of Clinton hosted the 15th Annual BC Communities in Bloom Awards and Conference weekend. On September 15, 2018 — 18 communities, representing all areas of the province were recognized for their efforts in community enhancement. This year there were two new 5-Bloom winners: congratulations to Lumby and Abbotsford, as well as Sooke and Hope who have been multiple year recipients of the 5-Bloom award. 4-Blooms were awarded to Whitehorse, Clinton and Cache Creek with Sicamous earning this recognition for the first time. Achieving 4 and 5-Blooms is an amazing accomplishment of collaboration from municipal, business, residents and service groups.
Congratulations to all our in Bloom participants who are making their hometowns be the best they can be through the BC Communities in Bloom program of “People, Plants and Pride…Growing Together”.
2018 PROVINCIAL RESULTS Mention or Project Name
CRITERIA AWARDS SPONSORED BY WINNER
Teck Resources Limited Cache Creek
Urban Systems Clinton
Special glass trophies were presented by Gold Bloom Sponsors whose financial support makes it possible for us to deliver the CiB program throughout the province.
COMMUNITY CHAMPION AWARD – BC Communities in Bloom Sponsored
Deb Heap from the District of Sicamous was nominated by the BC Communities in Bloom Board. This award recognizes the dedicated leadership and promotion of the CiB program in their community. A quote from Melinda Smyrl, Planner for the District of Sicamous:
“Her greatest assets are indeed her tenacity and her passion for highlighting the beauty that is and could be in this community and spearheading everyone toward a common, positive vision.”
For experienced CiB communities, reaching the 4 and 5-Bloom level is an accomplishment that recognizes all their hard work. Volunteers are the backbone of this program and each community’s team efforts are a testament to how well “ People, Plants and Pride…Growing Together” works!
British Columbia Communities in Bloom is a not for profit society administering the dynamic CiB program where citizen groups, organizations, businesses and local governments come together to ignite and unleash the potential within each community. Because of this unique annual challenge, a new vibrancy and prosperity is reflected in the lasting legacies to our communities.
REASONS COMMUNITIES PARTICIPATE:
Get your BC community growing in 2019, find out how to participate with the BC Communities in Bloom program.
Digital strategist, destination marketer, and garden tourism enthusiast, Scott can be found searching out the next offering on the BC Ale Trail or discovering something unique about a garden and then writing about it. Previously a digital marketer at The Butchart Gardens and Canada 150 Community Leader for the City of Colwood; he is a member of Garden Communicators International, sits on the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society | ビクトリア日系文化協会 board, and co-edits the Victoria NIKKEI FORUM, their bilingual Japanese-English newsletter. In his spare time he volunteers in his community of Colwood, at the Victoria Cool Aid Society, and recently accepted a position on the board of the Colwood Garden Society.