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Oct. 20, 2022 – The Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Saskatchewan Communities in Bloom (CiB) program and to recognize all 38 of the provincial participants after another very successful year. CiB participants continue enhancing their communities in relation to the following six criteria: Community Appearance, Environmental Action, Heritage Conservation, Tree Management, Landscape, and Plant & Floral Displays. Participants are recognized with a Bloom Rating through the program’s evaluation process and through the program’s Special Recognition Awards and Photo Contest. 

Communities in Bloom Provincial Winners:
The following Provincial Winners excelled in these six criteria:

Population Category 501 – 1,000 
Wolseley, SK
5 Blooms
Special Mention for Expanded Court House Flower Beds

Population Category 1,001 – 2,000
Eston, SK
4 Blooms
Special Mention for Environmental Action

Population Category 3,001 – 4,999
Nipawin, SK
4 Blooms
Special Mention for Blooming Displays Throughout Downtown

Communities in Bloom Special Recognition Award Winners:

  • Environmental Action – Riverhurst for the Riverhurst Wetlands Development
  • Heritage Recognition – Historical Museum Volunteers in Eastend, Saskatchewan
  • Volunteer Recognition – Penny Gustafson and Rhae Ann Bromley of Riverhurst Communities in Bloom
  • Community Spirit – Craik for the “Our Blooming Cultural Landscape” event held by Craik Communities in Bloom 
  • Community Appearance – Saskatchewan Beach for the Community Entrance Sign, Community Flower Pots and Intersection Planters

“Take a Shot!” Photo Contest

  • 1st Place – Jan Moser of Davidson, Saskatchewan 
  • 2nd Place – Rhae Ann Bromley and Penny Gustafson of Riverhurst, Saskatchewan
  • 3rd Place – Kim Redlin of Eastend, Saskatchewan 

A list of the Full Results and Participants can be viewed here

Special recognition is also given to those communities that represented Saskatchewan in the 2022 National Communities in Bloom Edition. The following communities’ achievements will be recognized, and the National Communities in Bloom Competition Results will be announced at the Communities in Bloom National Symposium on Parks and Grounds, in Victoria, British Columbia on October 20-23, 2022.   

  • Melfort
  • Maple Creek
  • Indian Head
  • Kinistino

Through the hard work and dedication of these participants, the Communities in Bloom motto continues to be achieved – Growing Great Places Together! Communities in Bloom continues to assist in building communities across Saskatchewan.

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About the 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. In partnership with the national Communities in Bloom Foundation, SPRA has coordinated the Saskatchewan Communities in Bloom program since 1997.

About Communities in Bloom:
Communities in Bloom (CiB) is a provincial program and national foundation 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. It is a great opportunity for communities to generate civic pride and local participation, while gaining recognition across the country. Communities may choose to be evaluated in the program through either competitive or non-competitive participation categories.

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