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Tidy up your properties, the Communities in Bloom judges are coming!

City competing in category alongside Coquitlam, Halesowen, Lexington, Székesfehérvár and Wood Buffalo
USED 2019-06-02 Tulips hydrant
Tulips grow around a fire hydrant along Barrie's waterfront. Jenni Dunning/Village Media

The City of Barrie is participating in the 25th Edition of Communities in Bloom in the International Challenge Large category, along with Coquitlam, B.C.; Halesowen, UK; Lexington, Ky.; Székesfehérvár, Hungary; and Wood Buffalo, Alta.
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, John Lohuis from Tillsonburg, Ont., and Alex Pearl from Centerville, Ohio, will be evaluating the City of Barrie on July 23-24-25.

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 Yarmouth, N.S., from Sept. 25-28, during the Symposium and Awards Ceremonies with the theme of “Bloom by the Sea” Celebrating Excellence.

Communities in Bloom is a Canadian 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 enhancement of green spaces in communities.

To support the educational aspect of its activities, the organization established the Communities in Bloom Foundation, a registered charity dedicated to funding, developing, and disseminating education and awareness on the value, improvement, importance and sustainable development of green spaces and natural environment in Canada.

Within the context of climate change and environmental concerns, all those involved in the Communities in Bloom program can be proud of their efforts which provide real and meaningful environmental solutions and benefit all of society.