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Communities in Bloom Photo Contest
Jasper has been invited to take part in the Communities in Bloom National Photo Contest! Forward us your images and you could win a prize!

Residents are encouraged to submit photos for the following categories:
  • Community Involvement
    • includes pictures of community events and people working on CiB projects such as community clean-up days. Show us pictures of people working towards the goals of Communities in Bloom!
  • Green Spaces
    • includes pictures of all those colorful areas in town. Send pictures of parks, floral displays, hanging baskets, hardscape landscape features and more. Capture the nature that is part of our community!
  • Community Features
    • includes important features of our community such as heritage buildings, cemeteries, community banners, message boards and more!
Forward your pictures before July 5, 2014 to or to the Municipality of Jasper, c/o Communities in Bloom, Box 520, Jasper, AB  T0E 1E0. 

Prizes: 1st prize $250; 2nd prize $150; 3rd prize $100 (awarded in Home Hardware Gift Certificates)

Judging: All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of three people representing Communities in Bloom.

Eligibility: This contest is intended for all communities participating in national and provincial editions of Communities in Bloom and its related programs. Submissions can be made by individuals, volunteers and communities involved in Communities in Bloom.

2014 International Competition

Participate in the initiative as a local businesses, group or resident – community engagement is what it’s all about.
  • Take pride in the appearance of your business or front yard
  • Keep yards and back alleys tidy
  • Pick up any litter and cigarette butts from the streets and medians
The program strives to improve the tidiness, appearance and visual appeal of neighborhoods, parks, open spaces and streets; it’s a lot more than just flowers! A focus on environmental awareness and preservation of heritage and culture is also an integral part of the program.

Do you have an idea for a project or initiative that would support the Communities in Bloom mandate? Do you belong to a community group interested in getting involved?

The Communities in Bloom committee is looking for participation from businesses, sports and culture groups, volunteer service groups and community members who are interested in supporting the program.

Have an idea? Contact Gerry Lettner, chair of the Communities in Bloom Committee, at

People, Plants and Pride... Growing Together
Each year, the organizing committee seeks public involvement for various community programs and projects. It doesn’t happen without you!

Need more information? Want to get involved? Contact:  
Gerry Lettner, Program Coordinator, Greenspace Committee
Rico Damota, Councillor, Municipality of Jasper
Pattie Pavlov, Jasper Park Chamber of Commerce
Don Pickle, Municipality of Jasper
Colleen Green, Municipality of Jasper
Shannon Greer, Tammy Vathje

Gloria Kongsrud, Carol Smith

Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization promoting civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification. The program also provides an opportunity to improve quality of life, encourage community participation, and protect and promote green spaces.

In Alberta, communities can participate in either the provincial or national edition of the program. Communities are categorized by population and are evaluated following eight criteria:

  • Tidiness
    • Overall cleanliness of green spaces, medians, boulevards, sidewalks, streets, etc.
  • Environmental Action
    • Sustainable development, waste reduction measures, landfill sites, recycling initiatives, water source and treatment, etc.
  • Community Involvement
    • Horticulture and garden clubs, recreation and sports clubs, school children, teens, seniors, municipal workers, etc.
  • Heritage Conservation
    • Natural heritage management, preservation and restoration of buildings, homes, churches, monuments, artifacts, etc.
  • Urban Forestry
    • Distribution of trees, inventory, variety, suitability, new plantings, main street programs, etc.
  • Landscape
    • Location and use, balance of plants, materials and constructed elements, harmony, colour, texture, shapes, tasteful integration, maintenance, etc.
  • Floral Displays
    • Arrangements of flowers and plants, originality, distribution, location, diversity and balance, quality and maintenance of flower beds, etc.
  • Turf and Groundcovers
    • Quality, naturalization, use of groundcovers and wildflowers, turf management, fertilization programs, irrigation, water restrictions, etc.

The Communities in Bloom program offer multiple benefits, such as an increased sense of civic pride and a chance for community involvement. It is an opportunity for participants from all walks of life to work with and create relationships with local groups, organizations, businesses and municipal government.

For more information on the Communities in Bloom program, visit

2013 International Competition Participant
  • 5 bloom rating
  • Special mention for Heritage Preservation - St. Mary and St. George Church
  • Best Residential Flower Garden - Annelies Laggner
Official Results Media Release
2013 Evaluation Form

After winning the 2012 National Communities in Bloom competition for its population category, the Municipality of Jasper participated in the 2013 international competition.  Congratulations and thank you to all committee members for this achievement!

2012 National Competition Winner
Congratulations to the Communities in Bloom Committee and to all who contributed to making our participation a success!
Jasper Wins Communities in Bloom Competition - Press Release
2012 National Results - Press Release
2012 Evaluation Form - Jasper

2011 National Competition Participant
The Municipality of Jasper was a finalist in the 2011 National Communities in Bloom Competition in the 3,001 to 7,500 population category. Our community received a 4 Bloom rating and a special mention for the Student Banner Project.

 CiB 2011 National Results

Communities in Bloom
Calendar of Events
Jasper Municipal Library
Jasper Yellowhead Museum and Archives
Communities in Bloom
Gerry Lettner
Jasper Communities
in Bloom Coordinator
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