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Communities in Bloom 2013
by Communities in Bloom
July 23, 2013

In 2013, hundreds of Canadian communities are participating in the national and provincial editions of Communities in Bloom, along with municipalities from the United States, England, Ireland, Italy and South Korea who are taking part in the International Challenge.

Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement and the challenge of a national program, with focus on the enhancement of green spaces in communities.

In July and August, qualified volunteer judges will visit participating communities and evaluate each one on its overall performance within the following criteria: tidiness, environmental action, heritage conservation, urban forestry, landscape, turf & groundcovers, floral displays, and community involvement.

The evaluation is based on the local conditions and achievements of citizens, businesses, organizations, institutions and the municipal government working together towards common objectives. The communities become part of an extensive information exchange network with other participants in a dynamic and rewarding process for continuous improvement.

The results will be announced at the National Awards Ceremonies, in Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada’s Capital Region from October 23rd to 26th, 2013. The concurrent National Symposium on Parks and Grounds offers conference sessions, workshops, and technical visits on the Green Spaces throughout the Seasons’ theme.

Within the context of climate change and environmental concerns, communities involved in the Communities in Bloom program can be proud of their efforts, which provide real and meaningful environmental solutions and benefit all of society.

His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M.,C.D. Governor General of Canada is the Patron of Communities in Bloom.

For additional information and a list of all the participants, please visit http://www.communitiesinbloom.ca/program/participants/ or contact us at: bloom@cib-cef.com or at (514) 694-8871.

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