MLA and MP join forces to offer congrats on Communities in Bloom win
BC Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko and Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy join in congratulating the City of Castlegar on winning the 2014 Communities in Bloom International Challenge. Castlegar received 5 Blooms and competed against other cities across Canada and in Ireland for the overall win in the small category (less than 10,000 population).
“What an achievement for this team of volunteers who have made such a difference in the appearance of our City! I just learned that this is only the second year they have competed at the international level,” said Atamanenko.
Castlegar also received a special mention for Community Involvement in Floral Displays during the 2014 National Symposium and Awards ceremony in Charlottetown, PEI on the weekend.
“What an amazing result for the City but also for the volunteers who contributed hours and hours of their time to make the City of Castlegar beautiful. I want to thank the many volunteers for all their hard work,” said Conroy.
The International Challenge competitors are evaluated by an international jury on the accomplishments and involvement of the community as a whole. Each city is judged on tidiness, environmental action, heritage conservation, urban forestry, landscaped areas, turf & groundcovers, and floral displays.