||Tidy Up Tuesday|
at 2:00pm for 20 minutes on May 12
Participate in this community initiative to help beautify our town!
Every little bit helps!
- Sweep the sidewalk, gutter and parking lane;
- Pull weeds;
- Pick-up litter and cigarette butts; and
- Tidy-up back alleys.
The street sweeper will run downtown (between Hazel Avenue and Pyramid Lake Road) once a week to collect the dust from the clean up effort.
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||2015 International Competition|
Judging Day is Monday, July 27
People, Plants and Pride... Growing Together
Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization promoting civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community participation and the challenge of a friendly competition.
Behind the scenes of our world-renowned vacation destination, a dedicated group of residents and volunteers work together to support the objectives and values of the Communities in Bloom program, promoting involvement and action by citizens of all ages, municipal government, local organizations and businesses.
The program strives to improve the tidiness, appearance and visual appeal of neighbourhoods, parks, open spaces and streets through the imaginative use of flowers, plants and trees. A focus on environmental awareness and preservation of heritage and culture is also embedded in the program, resulting in improved quality of life for participating communities.
- 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.
- 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, color, 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.
Do you have an idea for a project or initiative that would support the Communities in Bloom mandate? Contact Committee Co-Chair Colleen Green at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Communities in Bloom program, visit www.communitiesinbloom.ca.
2014 International Competition Participant
2014 Evaluation Form
- 5 bloom rating
- Special mention for Effort and Innovation in Urban Forestry Protection
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
2012 National Competition Winner
Jasper Wins Communities in Bloom Competition - Press Release
2012 National Results - Press Release
2012 Evaluation Form - Jasper
2011 National Competition Participant
2011 National Results
- National Communities in Bloom Competition finalist in the 3,001 to 7,500 population category.
- 4 Bloom rating and a special mention for the Student Banner Project.