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Oct. 2, 2020 - The Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) is pleased to announce the results of this year’s Saskatchewan Communities in Bloom program and recognize all twenty-two (22) of the provincial participants after another very successful year.

Communities in Bloom launched seven (7) brand new Special Recognition Awards following the cancelation of evaluations in response to COVID-19 precautions and also held a photo contest. Through creative ideas and methods, Communities in Bloom participants continued to work towards enhancing their communities in the areas of: Tidiness, Environmental Action, Heritage Conservation, Urban Forestry, Landscape and Floral Displays. SPRA is very proud to recognize the winners of the Special Recognition Awards and the “Take a Shot!” Photo Contest in addition to recognizing all of our provincial participants.

Communities in Bloom Special Recognition Award Winners:

  • Community Appearance - Pilot Butte Beautification Committee for rejuvenating the Recreation Centre Flowerbeds.
  • Environmental Action – Eastend for development of Town Square.
  • Trees and Urban Forestry – Moose Jaw for the Tree of Significance Program.
  • Heritage Recognition – Candle Lake Communities in Bloom for Aschim Homestead Heritage Forest.
  • Floral Displays – Eston Communities in Bloom for Community Floral Displays.
  • Volunteer Recognition – Nicole Lerat of Rosthern and Sandy Kimball of Assiniboia.
  • Community Spirit – Craik Communities in Bloom for development of Community Recreational Areas.

“Take a Shot!” Photo Contest

  • 1st Place – Val Mohan of Eston, Saskatchewan
  • 2nd Place – JoAnn Girardin of Assiniboia, Saskatchewan
  • 3rd Place – Gwen Eyre of Craik, SK

Note: A full summary of the Award Winners, Photo Contest Winners and the 2020 Participants is available here.

Special recognition is also given to those communities that are representing Saskatchewan in the 2020 National Communities in Bloom Edition:

  • Melfort
  • Maple Creek
  • Indian Head

Through the hard work and dedication of these participants, the Communities in Bloom motto continues to be achieved – People, Plants and Pride…Growing Together. Communities in Bloom continues to assist in building communities across Saskatchewan. Thank you for making Communities in Bloom a success!

For more information about Communities in Bloom, contact Andrew Exelby, SPRA Consultant - Parks and Open Spaces at (306) 780-9262 or aexelby@spra.sk.ca.

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