Wednesday, 28 September 2011 11:22

The Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association Announces the 2011 Communities in Bloom Provincial Winners

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On Friday, October 21, 2011, the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) will recognize all 2011 Communities in Bloom Provincial Participants and acknowledge the winners of the Provincial Edition during SPRA’s Annual Volunteer Awards Banquet in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
The Communities in Bloom program, managed by SPRA with sponsorship from Equinox Industries, strives to increase civic pride through a focus on environmental awareness and preservation of heritage and culture; the program also increases the appeal of Canada’s neighbourhoods and green spaces through the act of conservation, and the imaginative use of flowers, plants and trees.
Participants of the Communities in Bloom program work towards improving their community in regards to the following eight criteria: tidiness, environmental action, community involvement, heritage conservation, urban forestry, landscape, floral displays, and turf and groundcovers. The following Provincial Winners excelled in these eight criteria and now have an opportunity to represent Saskatchewan in the National Communities in Bloom program in 2012:
Population Category 1 – 500
Town of Eatonia
Awarded a 4 Bloom Rating
Special mention for Innovative Funding
Population Category 1,001 – 2,000
Town of Indian Head
Awarded a 5 Bloom Rating
Special mention for Beautiful and Diverse Urban Forest
Population Category 501 – 1,000
Town of Eston
Awarded a 4 Bloom Rating
Special mention for Floral Displays and CiB Documentation
Population Category 2,001 – 3,000
Town of Maple Creek
Awarded a 4 Bloom Rating
Special mention for Culture and Heritage Preservation and Celebration
Population Category 10,001 – 20,000
City of North Battleford
Awarded a 4 Bloom Rating
Special mention for Urban Forestry
SPRA would like to congratulate the 33 communities that participated in the Provincial Edition of the program.

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