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2015-06-18 - City Residents Encouraged to Participate in Gardening Competition

The City of Charlottetown, in partnership with Communities in Bloom, is encouraging residents to apply or nominate entrants for the annual Make Charlottetown Bloom program.

The program is designed to reward those who maintain buildings and landscapes within City limits. Businesses and residents can self-nominate or nominate someone else.

Entries are judged based on design, variety, colour, unique features and maintenance. The categories are as follows:
Commercial Properties; Birds and the Bees; Flower Gardens; Window Boxes, Planters, Baskets; Water Wise Property; Make Your Bins Beautiful; Adopt A Barrel; Adopt a Corner; and the Mayor’s Award.

The Mayor’s Award will be presented by Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee to the property owner that demonstrates the best overall improvement to their home or grounds.

First-place winners from the previous year are not eligible to enter that same category for a one-year period, but are eligible to enter other categories.

The deadline for Make Charlottetown Bloom nominations or submissions is Friday, July 17. Judging will take place between July 27 and August 7. The results will be shared at an awards ceremony on September 10.

Registration forms can be picked up at City Hall and will also be available in The Guardian newspaper. A digital copy of the entry form is available, along with the contest rules at: www.charlottetown.ca by clicking on the Make Charlottetown Bloom button in the Quick Links menu.

For more information on Make Charlottetown Bloom, contact the Mayor’s Office at: 902-566-5548 or email Jill Stewart at jstewart@charlottetown.ca

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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 annually. For information on Communities in Bloom, visit the national website at: www.communitiesinbloom.ca


Media contact:

Jennifer Gavin
Communications Officer
City of Charlottetown
902-629-4102
jgavin@charlottetown.ca



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