Surrey - On Saturday October 1st, representatives from around the province celebrated their hometown’s achievements at this year’s British Columbia Communities in Bloom Awards event held in Hope, BC. Municipal participants were recognized in Evaluated and Non-evaluated categories.
Congratulations to our newest Five-Bloom community; Cache Creek, and repeat winners, Salmon Arm and Sooke who also received their Five-Bloom Street Banners.
Earlier in the day, conference delegates got to see why Hope is a wonderful example of the Communities in Bloom (CiB) program. The ‘Give a Hoot’ (celebrate the spirit of volunteerism) theme showcased key partners and many amazing community enhancing volunteer projects.
Our 13th annual event has marked another successful year. Congratulations to all our Communities in Bloom participants who are making this province better through “People, Plants and Pride…Growing Together”!
2016 award results are as follows:
5 BLOOMS MENTION
Cache Creek Floral Displays throughout the community
Salmon Arm SASU Recreation Centre sustainable landscaping upgrade
Sooke Sunriver Community Gardens
Lumby Winning Kraft Hockeyville
Fort St. John Fort St. John North Peace Museum
Terrace Heritage Park Museum
Whitehorse, YT Welcome Gateway Floral Design by a 10-yr old resident
Bowen Island Municipality Salmon Enhancement & Nature Classroom at BIRD
Abbotsford Professional Development of park employees
Sicamous The Boat Planters positioned around the town
NON-EVALUATED Showcase Projects
Chetwynd Greenspace Trail-System and Community Forest
Wayfinding Strategies and
New Municipal Centre and Landscaping
Hope 2016 BC CiB Provincial Conference and Awards Host
Kelowna Project to come
COMMUNITY MEMBERS RECOGNIZED:
Burnaby, Castlegar, Coquitlam, Mission
CRITERIA AWARDS SPONSORED BY WINNER PRESENTER
TIDINESS Teck Resources Limited LUMBY Kathy Reinheimer
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION BC Communities in Bloom FORT ST. JOHN Bert Pulles
LANDSCAPED AREAS Urban Systems WHITEHORSE, YT Edward Stanford
FLORAL DISPLAYS BC Communities in Bloom TERRACE Erin Minter
Special glass vase Criteria Awards were presented by our 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
Dave Gordon from Terrace, was awarded the BC CiB Community Champion Award in recognition for his ongoing work through the Greater Terrace Beautification Society and legacy projects like the Howe Creek Tree Park and the Dutch-Canadian Tulip Friendship Garden.
GOOD LUCK TO BC’S NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL FINALISTS
Results will be announced in Regina, Saskatchewan October 29, 2016
Evaluated: City of Coquitlam, Sun Rivers Resort Community
Class of Champions Evaluated: Village of Ashcroft, City of Castlegar, City of Trail
Circle of Excellence Non-Evaluated: City of Kamloops, West Kelowna & Westbank First Nations
PHOTOS OF OUR EVENT ARE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD FROM OUR FACEBOOK PAGE