Communities In Bloom

Communities In Bloom

Communities In Bloom promotes involvement and action by citizens of all ages, the municipal government, local organizations, and businesses. The program strives to improve the tidiness, appearance and visual appeal of Canada's neighbourhoods, parks, open spaces and streets through the imaginative use of flowers, plants and trees. A focus on environmental awareness and preservation of heritage and culture is also an integral part of its success resulting in an improved quality of life.

The Whitecourt Communities In Bloom Committee needs you!

If you would like to be part of Communities In Bloom Initiatives, the Committee, or would like more information, please contact the Community Services Department at 780-778-3637.

Whitecourt competes nationally in 2017

Whitecourt will be competing in the National Communities In Bloom competition this year.  Judges will be touring our community July 27 to 29 and will be grading us on a variety of categories, including community involvement, environmental awareness, floral displays, heritage conservation, landscaped areas, tidiness effort, turf management, and urban forestry.

We encourage all residents to participate by helping to keep our community tidy.

Whitecourt competed nationally in 2010. and received the highest rating - 5 blooms - in that competition.  With our community's support and participation, we hope to be as successful this year!

Local Bloom Competition

Each year, the Communities In Bloom Committee hosts a local Bloom Competition. You can self-register for the competition or nominate a neighbour! Be part of this year's Beautiful Spaces Competition by nominating a friend or neighbouring, or self-registering yourself for the competition.

Entry Deadline:

  • Wednesday, July 5 at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre

Judging is scheduled to take place July 18 and 19.  A bbq will be held to celebrate all nominees on Thursday, July 27. 

Categories:

  • Front Beautiful Spaces Only 
  • Residential
  • Patio/Deck/Pocket Gardens
  • Commercial/Industrial Properties
  • Non-Profit Agencies
  • Mobile Homes

Judging Criteria:

  • Floral and/or tree and shrub displays
  • Curb appeal, originality, and innovation
  • Tidiness
  • Environmental awareness
  • Landscaping

Adopt A Banner

The Whitecourt Communities In Bloom Committee is pleased to continue the Adopt a Banner Program. The program encourages you to adopt a decorative banner that will be displayed on light standards throughout our community. This program will increase the aesthetic appeal of Whitecourt streets and neighbourhoods. For more information, please view the information brochure on the Adopt A Banner Program.

The Yellow Fish Road Project

The Yellow Fish Road Project is a proactive environmental initiative, which educates the public about the storm sewer system and encourages people not to dump oil, pesticides, turpentine, paint and other unwanted substances containing chemicals into the storm sewer system. Join this project today by calling or visiting the Community Services Department at the Town Administration Office at 778-6300.

Gardening With Native Plants

By using native plants to the Whitecourt area, many hazards of gardening can be eliminated because you can be sure that the plants will be cold tolerant and hardy in other conditions specific to our area.

Water Conservation

By adopting water savvy habits in and around your home this summer, you can save money on your water bills and still have a beautiful lawn and garden.

Park Guardian Program

The Park Guardian program was established to encourage community involvement in the care and maintenance of all green spaces, in particular parks, playgrounds, and school yards.

 

New Committee Members are always welcome! For more information on the Committee contact Whitecourt’s Manager of Recreation at 780-778-3637 ext. 407 or message the Committee through its Facebook page.