Island Lake with blades of green grass in the front on a nice sunny day

National Communities in Bloom judges in Town July 13-15

Jul 5, 2017 | General

The Town of Orangeville is participating in the 2017 national edition of Communities in Bloom in the 15,001 to 50,000 population category, along with Amherstburg, ON; Cobourg, ON; Dorval, QC; Leamington, ON and Mission, B.C.

The Communities in Bloom judges Lorna McIlroy from Grande Prairie, Alberta and Normand Fleury from Granby, Québec will be evaluating the Town of Orangeville on July 13-15. The Town would like to remind all businesses and residents to tidy up their property before the judges arrive. Last year the Town was successful in achieving a five-bloom rating in the provincial Communities in Bloom competition.

National judges will look at the Town in terms of 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. Their tour includes the Dufferin County Courthouse, the Lord Dufferin Centre, the garden at Orangeville District Secondary School, the train station, Dragonfly Park, Headwaters Health Care Centre, and Island Lake Public School. Results of the national competition will be announced in Ottawa during the second week of September.

To help make our community shine for this event, Orangeville’s Communities in Bloom Committee has planned the third annual mowdown. 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