Ponoka rates high with Communities in Bloom

Ponoka continues its journey with the Communities in Bloom project.

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Earlier this summer, volunteer judges toured Alberta, Ponoka among them, to evaluate participating communities and assign them a “Bloom Rating,” acknowledging the contribution of its municipal council and departments, local businesses, and volunteers in making their community a more beautiful place to live.

These bloom ratings as well as the category winners were revealed at an awards banquet last Sept. 17. Category winners are invited to compete at the national level in 2017.

List of participating communities

Population 1 500 (Competitive):

Village of Champion- Category Winner

Hamlet of Woking

Population 501 2,000 (Competitive):

Town of Spirit River- Category Winner

Town of Bon Accord

Town of Irricana

Population 2,001 6,000 (Competitive):

Town of Barrhead- Category Winner

Town of St. Paul

Population 6,001 15,000 (Competitive):

Town of Taber- Category Winner

Town of Coaldale

Friends Evaluated (Non-Competitive)

Town of Whitecourt

Town of Morinville

Town of Ponoka (4/5 bloom rating)

Friends Non-Evaluated (Non-Competitive)

Village of Boyle

Town of Calmar

City of Cold Lake

Town of Coronation

Village of Glenwood

Town of Mundare

City of Red Deer

Town of Provost

Town of Sylvan Lake

Village of Wabamun

Town of Cardston

Village of Hay Lakes

Town of Onoway

Town of Strathmore

Village of Thorsby

Town of Three Hills

Village of Veteran

Town of Wainwright

Communities in Bloom is a vibrant network of volunteers working together to make Canadian communities beautiful by cultivating community involvement and growing green spaces. The Alberta Recreation and Parks Association administers the Communities in Bloom initiative in Alberta.

The Alberta Recreation and Parks Association is a not-for-profit organization committed to building healthier and happier communities and citizens by developing and promoting recreation and parks.

For more information about the Communities in Bloom program, please visit cib.arpaonline.ca.