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2013 Communities in Bloom
Results are in!
  • 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!

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
Brian Skehill, 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

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