A few weeks ago, the 27th Edition of the Communities in Bloom National Symposium & Awards took place, virtually. Click below to Re-watch the events on our YouTube page.
On behalf of the Communities in Bloom Board of Directors and Staff, we would like to thank this years Symposium speakers for their participation in our 2021 Virtual Edition. To show our appreciation, funds have been donated in our speakers' names towards the Humboldt Urban Garden Sanctuary project, in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. #HUGSforHumboldt
Want to get involved with this project? All donations can be made via: https://gcfoundation.ca/our-projects/
Thank you for your support!

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and bidders, Communities in Bloom was able to raise over $5,000 in its very first virtual auction. The money raised will be used towards bursaries for post-secondary students focusing on green initiatives as well as other youth initiatives, workshops, seminars, articles and other educational content on the value of green spaces in society.
We will ensure that we continue to invest in students and green initiatives now and into the future, so we continue to enhance our environment.

We are overwhelmed and so thankful of your support!
Following a successful Virtual Symposium & Awards Ceremonies and a Strategic Planning Session, CiB is pleased to announce that we have appointed a new chairperson, Susan Ellis.

Susan has been a National Judge with CiB since 2017, and also a Member of the Board of Directors since 2019. Susan is the Chairperson of the Marketing, Sponsorship and Communications Committee. She also sits on the Strategic Planning Committee and the Symposium Committee. In 2021, she helped to create and direct the Hope is Growing Campaign as an inclusive, positive antidote to the global pandemic. CiB appreciates Susan's continued leadership on the Board, and the contribution she will make towards the future growth and success of the CiB program.
CiB also welcomed two new board members, Alan White and Christene LeVatte. Their unique backgrounds and diverse experience will make them a great asset to the CiB Board and the organization.
We also would like to take this opportunity to thank Paul Brydges and Scott Wentworth, who have both stepped down from the board, and who have tirelessly given their time and resources to the CiB Board and program. You have been integral to the important advances we have made over the past 2 years and we are grateful for the time spent together.

Join us for the
2022 CiB National
Symposium & Awards Celebrating
"Year of the Garden"

October 19-22, 2022
Victoria, British Columbia

Scotts Canada Limited launched the third edition of the Gro for good program in January 2021. The program aims to keep the spirit of community and connection to nature alive in Canada by providing grants to deserving communities, schools and non-profit organizations seeking to develop sustainable gardens and green spaces.

Congratulations to the CBS Community Garden Orchard and Expansion Project, Conception Bay South Parks Commission, NL  who garnered the most votes in the social media contest to win an additional $2,500 grant.

Thank you to all the participants!

Scotts Canada is pleased to be offering this exciting grant opportunity to Canadian communities in partnership with Communities in BloomPlant · Grow ·Share a Row, and Nutrients for Life.
Watch the winning video below!
Communities in Bloom and the Canadian Garden Council invite municipalities to proclaim 2022 as the Year of the Garden for their citizens to acknowledge all the benefits that Gardens and Gardening provide.

By joining Canada’s celebration of the Year of the Garden 2022 municipalities will demonstrate leadership and inspire and engage citizens using evidence-based information and actions to contribute to the sustainability of Canadian municipalities.

Join the Celebration and Proclaim 2022 as the Year of the Garden in Your Municipality

Join Canada’s Garden-Family – thousands of plant growers, product manufacturers, retailers, landscape service providers, public gardens and garden experience providers, garden clubs and societies, and affiliated businesses – which will be sharing their knowledge and offering events to help Canadians Live the Garden Life.

The Year of the Garden 2022 is a unique opportunity for a municipality to engage citizens and the community to highlight and impact priorities such as:
- Post COVID Recovery
- Quality of Life
- Healthy Citizens
- Environmental Climate Action
- Economic Growth
- Enhance Cultural Vibrancy
- Reconciliation and Inclusivity
- Tourism Destination Readiness
The Year of the Garden 2022 campaign will reach and inspire the public to learn about the connections gardens and gardening have with many important community quality of life benefits.

Invite your municipality to:
- Proclaim 2022 as the Year of the Garden in your municipality
- Celebrate National Garden Day
- Engage in becoming a Garden Friendly City
Do you have a great volunteer you'd like us to celebrate?
Send the information to bloom@cib-cef.com and we'll feature them in an upcoming e-News, or on Social Media!
If you have any questions, please contact: 
Sonia Parrino
Program Specialist
Communities in Bloom is made possible by the generous support of our
sponsors and partners. We wish to thank them for their contribution
to the quality of life and civic pride in Canadian communities. 
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