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Communities in Bloom Committee

The committee is responsible for the implementation of various programs, initiatives, events, promotional and education activities that encourage community participation.

The 2018 Communities in Bloom Profile Book is now available!

Orangeville wins big in national 2018 Communities in Bloom competition

The Town of Orangeville is the winner of the 10,001-30,000 population category in the national Communities in Bloom (CiB) contest for 2018. The Town of Orangeville achieved a five-bloom silver rating and a special mention for the Friendship Gardens at the Headwaters Health Care Centre, as announced September 29 at the National/International Symposium and Awards Ceremonies in Strathcona County, Alberta. The Town competed in the finals with Leamington, Ontario and Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland.  For more information, visit the full newsrelease.

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.

Communities in Bloom Annual Winter Lights Contest, December 

Show off your winter spirit and light up Orangeville!

Post a photo of your entry on the CiB Facebook page, email [email protected], or call 519-940-9092 Ext. 4109.

Prizes are 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).

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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.