2017 CIB Ontario Dinner & Provincial Awards

Communities in Bloom Ontario is the provincial edition of the national program, a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement and the challenge of a national program, with focus on the enhancement of green spaces in community settings.

The program consists of communities receiving information and being evaluated either provincially or nationally by a volunteer jury of trained professionals on the accomplishments of their entire community (municipal, private, corporate and institutional sectors, citizens) on the following key criteria: Tidiness, Environmental Action, Heritage Conservation, Urban Forestry & Trails, Landscape, and Floral Displays.  Communities that look successful are most likely to be successful. Whether a community’s specific goals are to increase tourism, generate new economic development or simply to build civic pride, the appearance presented to citizens and to others is a key factor in achieving those goals.

Communities in Bloom Ontario is a program that inspires communities to enhance and sustain the visual appeal of neighbourhoods, public spaces, parks and streetscapes through the imaginative use of flowers, plants, trees and landscaping, through the preservation of heritage and cultural assets and with attention to environmental stewardship.

The 2017 Communities in Bloom Ontario Dinner and Provincial Awards took place on September 9th in the Municipality of Lambton Shores, Ontario, at the Forest Golf and Country Club.

The results are as follows
Bloom ratings range from 1 to a maximum of 5 Blooms:

2017 Evaluated Communities

Town of Prescott
Bloom Rating: 5 Blooms • Mention: Community Involvement

Brockville City of the Thousand Islands
Bloom Rating: 4 Blooms • Mention: Railway Tunnel Restoration 2017

Town of Kingsville
Bloom Rating: 5 Blooms • Mention: Lakeside Park & Pavilion

Township of Minden Hills
Bloom Rating: 5 Blooms • Mention: Community Involvement

Community of Capreol
Bloom Rating: 5 Blooms • Mention: Waterfront Enhancement Project

Township of Southwold
Bloom Rating: 5 Blooms • Mention: Heritage Conservation

Township of Madawaska Valley
Bloom Rating: 5 Blooms • Mention: Community Collaboration After 2017 Storm

Criteria Awards

TIDINESS: Brockville City of the Thousand Islands
Sponsor: Tystan Site Furnishings

Sponsor: Brett-Young

Sponsor: Tystan Site Furnishings

Sponsor: Ontario Parks Association

LANDSCAPE: Madawaska Valley
Sponsor: Landscape Ontario

FLORAL DISPLAYS: Town of Prescott
Sponsor: Home Hardware

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Township of Minden Hills
Sponsor: Ontario Parks Association

YOUTH PARTICIPATION: Township of Southwold
Sponsor: Brett-Young

Sponsor: Scott's

2017 Friends of CIB Ontario
Non-Evaluated Communities:

Municipality of Red Lake • Municipality of Bluewater • Town of Kapuskasing • Town of Coniston • Town of Greater Napanee • Municipality of South West Middlesex