print out our 2013 Registration form and fill it out with your
community information. Mail to the address on form.
Registrations are categorized according to community population
in order to ensure fairness with respect to available people and
other resources. There are currently eight population categories
for the Provincial level program. Registration fees are dependant
upon the community’s population size.
Population sizes :
1 – 1000
1001 – 3000
3001 – 5000
5001 – 10,000
10,001 – 20,000
20,001 – 50,000
50,001 – 100,000
100,001 – 300,000
First time participants may choose to be Non-competitive to experience
the program. Communities of 300,000+ are entered directly into the
National Communities in Bloom program.
This category has been developed to pair an experienced CiB 5-bloom
winner with a new community.
This category is for communities that have been 5-bloom winners
and want to continue CiB initiatives.
The Showcase is designed to encourage small groups with a specific
project or a geographical segment within the community to be recognized
in a non-competitive CiB level.
National and International competition categories are the next level
of challenge for those who desire them.
Provides some Municipal staff support (Councillor/Administrator,
Public Works, Parks &/or Recreation) to assist your committee.
Budgets for registration fee (dependant on population size), conference/awards
attendance, projects to create CiB awareness in community, inspires
Fundraises (grants/sponsorship) for large projects.
Involves their community in the effort.
Prepares for judges evaluation to take place in mid to late July.
Creates a Community Profile Binder outlining the community’s achievements
in the CiB evaluation criteria.
Provides meals & accommodation for judges during evaluation time:
max 2 nights, separate rooms, same location (billeting is acceptable).
Community Receives :
Evaluation by a pair of trained BC CiB judges ($20,000 value)
Invitation to the provincial Awards & Conference in the fall Bloom
Rating (2 to 5 blooms) Certificate with 16+ page Evaluation Report
presented at the BC CiB Awards Ceremony in the fall.
Obtain information for National participation in future years.
your Local CiB Committee
Success in the British Columbia Communities in Bloom ( BCCiB ) program
is very much a team effort requiring input and active participation
from the stakeholders in your community.
Key Community Stake Holders :
Local businesses, economic development chambers & business Improvement
Individuals, resident associations, schools & garden clubs.
Municipal staff, councillors, parks & recreation & public
Rotary clubs, Lions club, Heritage Society & Youth Groups.
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