Communities in Bloom judges heading to Dauphin

Published on Tuesday, 19 July 2022 07:41

Dauphin residents should start sprucing up properties in preparation for a visit from the Communities in Bloom (CIB) judges at the end of the month.

CIB judges Susan Ellis from Pembroke, Ont., and Alex Pearl from Centreville, Ohio, will evaluate the city, July 27 to 29.

This year marks the 28th edition of CIB and the city of Dauphin is participating in the International Challenge Small category, along with Sussex, NB, Ingria, Italy, Glaslough, Ireland, Lewisburg, WV, and Velika Polana, Slovenia.

The communities will be rated from 1 to 5 Blooms, based on the scoring obtained. Also, they will aim to obtain Bronze, Silver or Gold levels in their 5-Bloom rating.

The national and international results will be announced in Victoria, B.C., between Oct. 20 and 23, as part of the National Symposium on Parks and Grounds and the National and International Awards celebrating “Year of the Garden.”

The event will be the first in-person Symposium for CIB since 2019, following two years of virtual awards ceremonies, virtual judging consultations and virtual webinars.

Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit volunteer and partnership-driven organization that uses a multi-tiered competitive evaluation process to foster community strength, involvement, and continuous improvement. This is accomplished by nurturing environmental sustainability, enhancements of green spaces, and heritage conservation in cultural and natural environments encompassing municipal, residential, commercial, and institutional spaces.

The vision is to inspire all communities to enhance their quality of life and environment through people and plants to create community pride.

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