Bloomin’ with pride
Pick of the crop revealed at Edmonton in Bloom Awards
Every year, thousands of hours are put in by hardworking residents, volunteer organizations, schools and businesses to beautify our communities and make them more welcoming, livable and vibrant. The City celebrated these dedicated individuals and groups at the annual Edmonton in Bloom awards held last night.
“The ceremony celebrates Edmontonians who took the time to beautify our city through gardening, forestry, cleaning up litter, nominating Front Yards, and volunteering. It is recognition well deserved for all their hard work in making Edmonton a blooming city,” said Councillor Mike Nickel.
Over 4,000 nominations were received in the Front Yards category this year, up by 500 from 2014. The pick of the crop according to this year’s national judges are:
- 1st Place: 4624 – 106 Avenue
- 2nd Place: 36 St. George’s Crescent
- 3rd Place: 7 Westridge Road
- Honourable Mention: 9023 – 138 Street
- Honourable Mention: 12335 – 131 Street
- Honourable Mention: 15612 – 98 Street
View the winning Front Yards at Edmonton.ca/FYIBWinners.
Other Edmonton in Bloom award recipients are:
- Business in Bloom Award: Landscape Alberta Nursery Trades Association
- Community Garden Award: Fulton Place Sunshine Garden
- Fruit Hero Award: Norwood School Grade 3 Class
- Naturescapes Award: Windsor Park Elementary School and Elmwood Elementary School
- Partners in Parks Award: Beatrice Yakubow and John Helder
- Tidiness Award: Cathy Backewich and Inglewood Business Association
- Urban Forestry Award: Jeff Schurek
- Waste Reduction Hero Award: Herb Gale
Edmonton has been a part of the national Communities in Bloom program since its inception in 1995.