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November 10, 2021 – The Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) is pleased to announce the results of this year’s Saskatchewan Communities in Bloom (CiB) program and recognize all 40 of the provincial participants after another successful year. Participants were celebrated through our Special Recognition Awards, “Take a Shot!” Photo Contest and Community Evaluations in the Novice, Evaluated Friends, and new Tourist’s Takeaway categories.

Communities in Bloom Special Recognition Award Winners:

  • Community Appearance – Turtleford for Memorial Park.
  • Environmental Action – Candle Lake for the development of a Comprehensive Recycling Program.
  • Heritage Recognition – Craik for the Craik Communities in Bloom History Trail.
  • Trees and Urban Forestry – Eastend for the Campground Tree Planting Project.
  • Floral Displays – Saskatchewan Beach for the Flower Pot Competition.
  • Volunteer Recognition – Denise and Scott Einarson of Pilot Butte.
  • Community Spirit – Fort Qu’Appelle for CiB Projects including Tansi the Tortoise and the FourCorners Sculpture Display.

“Take a Shot!” Photo Contest

  • First Place – Linda McCrank of Assiniboia, Saskatchewan.
  • Second Place – Deanna Kahl-Lundberg of Turtleford, Saskatchewan.
  • Third Place – Gail Haight of Candle Lake, Saskatchewan.

“Creating and installing this History Trail has provided enjoyable opportunities for local people to review, re-engage and re-interpret the history of where they live. It develops a greater sense of belonging by promoting conversation between generations. As well, the trail will offer the opportunity for folks to participate in the conservation of our local heritage.” Gwen Eyre - Service Officer, Royal Canadian Legion, Craik Branch #10 and Craik Communities in Bloom member

Special recognition is also given to Melfort, Maple Creek and Indian Head, who represented Saskatchewan in the 2021 National Communities in Bloom Edition.

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Media contact:
Andrew Exelby, SPRA Consultant - Parks and Open Spaces
(306) 780-9262
aexelby@spra.sk.ca

Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association
The Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) is a network of recreation leaders dedicated to energizing Saskatchewan and changing lives! We imagine a province where everyone has the opportunity to enjoy recreation and feel more connected to nature, our communities, and ourselves.
It’s our job to connect, educate and inspire others to build this future together. We’re empowered to succeed through funding support from Sask Lotteries.

Communities in Bloom
Communities in Bloom (CiB) is a provincial program and national organization that recognizes community participation in projects involving community enhancement, beautification, heritage and environmental awareness. Participants are evaluated on the quality of the municipality's green spaces, dedication to quality of living, general appearance, environmental awareness, heritage and the level of community involvement.

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