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Participate in the initiative as a local businesses, group or resident – community engagement is what it’s all about.
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.
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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:
- 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.
- 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 www.communitiesinbloom.ca.
2013 International Competition Participant
Official Results Media Release
- 5 bloom rating
- Special mention for Heritage Preservation - St. Mary and St. George Church
- Best Residential Flower Garden - Annelies Laggner
2013 Evaluation Form
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