Edmonton Capital Region Hosts National Communities in Bloom Awards and Symposium
October 10, 2012
Participants gather to learn and share new environmental and community initiatives
The Edmonton Capital Region welcomes hundreds of delegates from around the world to the 2012 National Communities in Bloom (CiB) Awards and Symposium from October 10 - 13, 2012.
“This conference offers us a unique opportunity to promote our vibrant and dynamic region,” said Councillor Kim Krushell, co-chair of the Edmonton Capital Region Steering Committee. “With more than 10 municipalities participating from the region, delegates will have the chance to meet and learn from communities the same size as their own.”
“The Communities in Bloom National Awards and Symposium brings together community volunteers, elected officials, gardening enthusiasts and parks professionals to network and workshop on all things regarding environment, horticulture and community,” said Leduc Mayor Greg Krischke and co-chair of the Edmonton Capital Region Steering Committee.
The conference agenda includes tours to the Edmonton Waste Management Centre, Muttart Conservatory and Fort Edmonton Park along with presentations on topics such as neighbourhood engagement, school gardens and sustainable energy solutions. The symposium kicks off with a keynote address by the Honourable Doug Griffiths, Minister of Municipal Affairs.
A unique addition to the conference line-up this year is a day-long “moveable feast” where delegates tour municipalities in the Edmonton Capital Region enjoying lunch, refreshments and dinner served by local Communities in Bloom committees.
Communities in Bloom (CiB) is a non-profit organization founded on the basis of beautifying towns, cities, and green spaces through environmentally responsible practices, while fostering a sense of pride and involvement in the community. This national program allows participating communities from across Canada to have their hard work and dedication recognized based on different criteria including environmental action, floral displays, heritage conservation and urban forestry.
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