Monday, 25 September 2017 03:51

Town of Maple Creek Communities in Bloom committee big winners at National Awards

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The Town of Maple Creek is the winner of Up to 4,500  population category as officially announced Sept. 16. 


They received a 5 Blooms - Bronze rating and a special mention for Innovative Landfill Site during the 2017 National/International Symposium and Awards Ceremonies in Ottawa-Gatineau, National Capital Region.
The Town of Maple Creek competed against Bruderheim AB, Hanna AB, Merrickville-Wolford ON, Valhalla Centre AB and Windsor NS.
Over the summer, trained volunteer judges travelled to participating communities to evaluate the overall contributions of municipal council and departments; industry; businesses and the private sector – including volunteer efforts – in regards to the following criteria: Tidiness, Environmental Action, Heritage Conservation, Urban Forestry, Landscape and Floral Displays.
Following their evaluation, volunteer judges Lucy Chang and Louise Dumouchel wrote: “The Town of Maple Creek’s landfill has undergone such a transformation that it has been selected as The Business of the Month by the business sector. Under the diligent and committed care of the new caretaker, the landfill presents a pristine business front with neat compartments of sorted garbage and a friendly entrance with potted plants, birdhouses atop fence posts, recycled ornaments, a tempting 3-hole golf course, and seasonal lighting. What a contribution to CiB’s beautification program. For the residents of Maple Creek, bringing their refuse, waste materials and recyclable or re-usable items to the landfill has become a pleasing and gratifying task.”
Within the actual context of climate changes and environmental concerns, communities involved in the program can be proud of their efforts, which provide real and meaningful environmental solutions and benefit all of society.
"Thanks to our great community of Maple Creek. We are bringing home the hardware. To let everyone know how important this is, it's like the Stanley Cup of competitive gardening," added Nola Sanderson, Maple Creek Communities in Bloom Committee.
For a complete list of the results and the electronic copy of the Communities in Bloom magazine, please visit www.communitiesinbloom.ca

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