This year, the Village of Salmo joined the Communities in Bloom program as a novice member to coordinate beautification efforts, enhance green spaces, encourage civic pride and economic development. The program is being called “Salmo Bloom” and is being formally kicked off with several exciting initiatives, many related to Canada 150 Celebrations.
- Installation of Canada 150 highway banners the first week of June.
- Attractive floral arrangements on municipal properties.
- XeriScaping Workshop on June 8th, 2017 at 1pm at the Village Office.
- Novice Communities In Bloom Workshop (date TBD).
There are many ways to get involved in “Salmo Bloom” initiatives. Community members can:
- Sign up of the upcoming XeriScaping Workshop.
- Nominate neighbours with attractive properties to display a Salmo Bloom lawn sign.
- Volunteer with community beautification efforts.
- Serve on the “Salmo Bloom” Communities in Bloom Committee.
- Attend Communities in Bloom learning workshops.
Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement and the challenge of a national program, with focus on enhancing green spaces in communities.
Members of Salmo Bloom:
- Jen Peel – Environmental Action, Urban Forestry
- Shannon DeMontreuil – Landscaping, Floral Displays
- Suzy Anderson – Heritage Conservation
- Fred Paton, Civic Works Foreman, Village of Salmo
- Diane Kalen-Sukra, Chief Administrative Officer, Village of Salmo
- Councillor Heatlie, Village of Salmo
- Mayor White, Village of Salmo
Communities in Bloom (CIB) Judges Teresa Williams and Foortje Molenaar visited Salmo in July and prepared the following evaluation of the success of Salmo Bloom in our first year as a Novice CIB participant: Novice Communities in Bloom of Village of Salmo, 2017