Communities in Bloom Committee
The committee is responsible for the implementation of various programs, initiatives, events, promotional and education activities that encourage community participation.
Communities in Bloom Fourth Annual Winter Lights Contest, December
Show off your winter spirit and let's light up Orangeville!
Prizes will be awarded for the following categories:
* Most Decorated Street
* Best Decorated Outdoor Tree
* Best Decorated Business
* Mayor's Griswold Award for the best decorated small and large house
* Orangeville Spirit Award - Most liked entry on Facebook
In keeping with energy conservation, all houses are requested to use energy efficient lighting (Exclusively LED or fluorescent lights).
Communities in Bloom's Annual Local Garden Event, during the month of June
Fun event with prizes - and bragging rights! Winners will be published on Orangeville Communities in Bloom Facebook page and other media.
Entries will be accepted during June and judging will take place the week following July 1.
Annual Mowdown, during July
Residents are asked to get their properties and landscapes ready for the national competition. Members of the local Communities in Bloom committee will be touring the Town watching for residents working in their yards and gardens during a specific weekend in July. If you're spotted, you will receive a gift from the committee.
Communities in Bloom national competition - results announced
The Communities in Bloom national results have been announced for 2017! The Town of Orangeville achieved a five-bloom bronze rating and a special mention for collaborative partnerships, as announced in Ottawa the weekend of September 16-17 at the National Symposium and Awards Ceremonies!
The Town of Orangeville was also a finalist for two Outstanding Achievement Awards -- winning the national Community of Gardeners Award and being one of three finalists for the Canada 150 Award!
Congrats to the CiB Committee, town staff, volunteers, sponsors and the entire community on a job well done!
First entry at the national level and a five-bloom rating!
Communities in Bloom Mandate:
To promote the principles of the National Communities in Bloom program as a means of encouraging community volunteerism, pride and the active participation in the ongoing development of a healthy and beautiful Orangeville. The program specifically promotes youth and senior involvement, educates, fundraises and conducts contests and awards programs. The program also encourages the beautification of properties by homeowners, businesses, schools and churches.
4 citizen members
1 member of Council
1 member of Orangeville Business Improvement Area
2 members of the Orangeville Horticulture Society
2 members of the Amaranth Lions Club
1 School Board representative
Town of Orangeville staff representatives:
Kevin Barry - Parks Supervisor, Parks and Recreation
Andrea Shaw - Adminstrative Assistant, Parks and Recreation
If you have any questions about the committee, please contact Andrea Shaw at 519-940-9092 Ext. 4109 or via email to [email protected].
Meetings: Meetings average every three to four weeks, depending on the time of year or when needed at the call of the Chair.