March 2020
Hello, the previous e-news that was sent out had the incorrect date of the Symposium. The date is correct in this e-news.
2020 National Edition & International Challenge
Dear Communities:

Communities in Bloom is presently monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Most importantly, as the health of all those involved is the absolute priority, we will be following the guidance, directives and recommendations of governmental agencies and public health organizations.

As of now, the 2020 National Edition & International Challenge will take place as planned. For those who have yet to  register , the registration deadline has been extended to April 16th, to assist with planning. 
Communities in Bloom is committed to keeping you up to date on the status of this year's edition. We are assessing various plans as well as contingencies and we will keep you informed of any decisions. We invite you to also visit our  website regularly for important updates and potential changes.
Finally, let us encourage everyone to stay informed and be safe.

Paul Brydges
Chair, Communities in Bloom Foundation
Green for Life
Community Award
We are pleased to share this opportunity to submit
for the CNLA Green for Life Community Award

This award is designed to recognize the amazing projects that happen
all the time in communities. We know great projects are out there improving
our communities and it is time for them to be recognized. The Green for Life Community award is generously sponsored by Caterpillar.

If you know a great project in your community, fill out the application form and submit
it to your provincial landscape association. The information document and application form can be downloaded by following this link:   Green for Life Community Award .
Once all applications have been received, one project per province will be entered nationally into the competition. In provinces where a Green for Life Award program exists provincially, only the winning project from that program is eligible to be submitted to the national awards.

Once all projects are submitted, a judging panel consisting of industry
and business experts will evaluate the submissions from the provinces where
one national award per year will be handed out. 

All submissions must be received by June 30th, 2020 .
Late entries will not be considered.
2020 National & International
Symposium and Awards
September 23 - 26
- Fort McMurray, Alberta -

Share your community's pride!
You may have noticed that we've been showcasing the images of
National and International finalists since last fall, and through the winter,
on our Facebook page. 

As spring approaches, we want to continue to feature your local images
of the changing season. We want to see your Parks, Green Spaces,
Garden Beds or Clean-Up Chores, and any blooming Spring Bulbs!

With a particular focus on the Liberation75 Tulip bulbs,
honouring the 1.1 million Canadians who served during WWII.

So, if you have photos that you would to see featured,
please click the link below,  and easily upload your selections.
 All photos will be identified as your community, and any photo credits will be mentioned, if required.

Finally, don't forget to Like and Share your achievements
on our Facebook page !

Share your community's story
Stratford, Ontario – 2019 National Finalist
Communities in Bloom is all about sharing information, best practices and lessons learned.
In 2020 we are expanding the scope of the Bloom'n News e-newsletter to include these stories, and we will also feature them in the  Resource Centre  of the website.

You are invited to showcase an initiative, special project or achievement within your community. Requirements for articles are as follows :
  • 200 to 300 words in English... and if possible French!
  • One or two photographs 
  • Content Relevant to the Communities in Bloom program

If you have any questions, please contact: 

Sonia Parrino
Program Coordinator
A Proclamation!
Barrie, Ontario
Wabamun, Alberta
Trail, British Columbia
Communities in Bloom proclaims that the week of May 4th, has been
designated as Communities in Bloom Week which will annually
recognize and celebrate the benefits derived from participation,
and celebrate the countless volunteers and individuals
that make our communities great places to live. 

If your community would like to be part of this initiative,
please complete the  proclamation form

E-mail completed forms to us at

to our Sponsors & Partners
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. 
Major Sponsor
Founding Sponsor
National Sponsors

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