The deadline for Make Charlottetown Bloom nominations has been moved to July 31 to provide more time for businesses and residents to clean up their properties following tropical storm Arthur.
The delayed deadline will allow an extra two weeks to submit a nomination form for the gardening competition.
Make Charlottetown Bloom is designed to reward those who maintain buildings and landscapes within City limits. Businesses and residents can self-nominate or nominate someone else.
The prize for First Place is a Communities in Bloom decorative plaque stone. Second Place will receive a Communities in Bloom decorative shelf stone.
Entries are judged based on design, variety, colour, unique features and maintenance. Some of the categories include: commercial (business, institutional and apartment properties); flower gardens; edible gardens; neighbourhood pride; and environmentally friendly gardens, such as those requiring low maintenance and limited use of water.
Judging will take place between August 2 and August 16. The results will be shared at an awards ceremony on September 11. Nomination forms can be picked up at City Hall. Contest rules are available at: Charlottetown.ca by clicking on the Communities in Bloom button.
For more information on Make Charlottetown Bloom, contact the Mayor’s Office at: 902-566-5548 or email Jill Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Communities in Bloom:
Communities in Bloom is a non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement and the challenge of a national program, with focus on the promotion of green spaces in community settings. The City of Charlottetown often participates in the National Communities In Bloom program each year. In 2014, the City of Charlottetown is not entering the competition, but will be hosting the National Symposium and Awards Ceremonies from September 17 to September 20. The Mayor’s Welcome Reception and Flag Exchange Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, September 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.
For information on Communities in Bloom and the National Symposium and Awards Ceremonies, please contact the Mayor’s Office at 566-5548 or visit the national website at www.communitiesinbloom.ca
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