CiB Communities are proud to be ‘in Bloom’
From coastal tourist hotspots through to wide-open interior and forested northern towns, the Communities in Bloom program provides a measurement of a community’s desirability as a place to live, work and visit. Participants showcase their hometown’s best features from street tidiness and floral displays to unique heritage and environmental treasures. BC’s Communities in Bloom participants are proud geographical links to the Gardens British Columbia Member Network.
The most current list of BC Communities in Bloom participants can be found here.
List of Communities by region for Summer 2015 British Columbia Communities in Bloom Evaluations (July 13 to August 11):
Lower Mainland Bowen Island (Novice)Lower Mainland CoquitlamLower Fraser Canyon Region Hope mentoringYale (Novice)Thompson/Cariboo Region BarriereCache CreekNorth Okanagan Region (Shuswap Lake) LumbySalmon ArmSicamous (Novice)Northern BC (Peace River) RegionFort St. John
Yukon Territory WhitehorseNon-Evaluated: Chetwynd (Northern BC) Kelowna (Okanagan) Sooke (Southern Vancouver Island) Burnaby (Lower Mainland) MembershipNational Finalists (& Regions): Ashcroft (Cariboo) Sun Rivers Resort Community (Thompson Okanagan) Clinton (Cariboo) Kamloops (Thompson Okanagan)Castlegar (Kootenays) Trail (Kootenays) West Kelowna (Okanagan) Maple Ridge (Lower Mainland) Mission (Lower Mainland)
BC Communities in Bloom
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Digital strategist, destination marketer, and garden tourism enthusiast, Scott McDonald can be found searching out the next offering on the BC Ale Trail or discovering something unique about a garden or local hidden gem. Previously a digital marketer at The Butchart Gardens and Canada 150 Community Leader for the City of Colwood, he is a member of the GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators.