July 14th, 2022, Milton, ON – The City of Portage la Prairie is participating in the 28th Edition of Communities in Bloom in the 6,001-20,000 Population category, along with:

  • Bay Roberts NL
  • Taber AB

The communities will be rated from 1 to 5 Blooms, based on the scoring obtained. Also, they will aim to obtain Bronze, Silver or Gold levels in their 5-Bloom rating.

The Communities in Bloom judges, Lucy Chang from Ottawa ON & Colleen Stockford from Sussex NB will be evaluating the City of Portage la Prairie on July 24-25-26, 2022. The City would like to remind all businesses and residents to tidy up their property before the judges arrive.

The National and International results will be announced in Victoria, British Columbia from October 20 to 23, during the National Symposium on Parks & Grounds and the National & International Awards celebrating “Year of the Garden. This is sure to be a lively event as it’ll be the first in-person Symposium by CiB since 2019, following two years of virtual awards ceremonies, virtual judging consultations and virtual webinars.

Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit volunteer and partnership-driven organization that uses a multi-tiered competitive evaluation process to foster community strength, involvement, and continuous improvement. This is accomplished by nurturing environmental sustainability, enhancements of green spaces, and heritage conservation in cultural and natural environments encompassing municipal, residential, commercial, and institutional spaces.

Our vision is to inspire all communities to enhance the quality of life and our environment through people and plants to create community pride. “Growing Great Places Together” is our slogan, and it captures the essence of the program.

All those involved in the Communities in Bloom program can be proud of their efforts, benefitting all of society by providing real and meaningful ways to mitigate climate change.