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's Third Annual Local Garden Event, June 1-30, 2017
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. The online entry form is here.
Get set for the Third Annual Mowdown, July 8-9, 2017
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 on July 8 and 9. If you're spotted, you will receive a gift from the committee.
Get ready to compete in Communities in Bloom national competition, July 13-15, 2017
Orangeville received five-bloom status in the 2016 provincial competition. So now, we're in the national competition! National Communities in Bloom judges will be in Orangeville from July 13-15. The will judge the Town on neatness/cleanliness, heritage conservation, floral displays, forestry, landscape, environmental awareness and action, and community participation. The judges look at municipal property and homes, businesses, churches, and schools. Results will be announced in Ottawa during the second week of September. Help make our community shine for this event.
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.