Why are Sponsorships important to BC Communities in Bloom?
We operate independently from the national program. We raise our own funds to cover the expenses of: training volunteer judges, judge’s transportation and accommodation to the communities & awards ceremony as well as a part-time administrator and program promotion. The total expenditure exceeds $60,000 per year and we are largely reliant upon cash and in-kind sponsorships to help grow and develop the program to the benefit of all British Columbians.
An information package may be obtained by emailing the office at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting Catherine Kennedy at (604)576-6506.
BC Communities in Bloom activities are funded by modest participant registration fees, corporate in-kind and cash sponsorship at several levels. It is due to our many volunteers and sponsor’s financial support that BC Communities in Bloom can meet its growing demand for this valuable and worthwhile community development program.
Our Organization consists of: Board Members
BC CiB is made up of 10 volunteer board members from around the province. The board follows the rules and regulations for a registered society in the Province of BC. One paid staff person to administrate the program.
Judges: We have 16 qualified volunteer judges with experience ranging from personal CiB involvement in their hometown to horticultural, parks and recreation professionals they attend a yearly training session in the spring.
Membership: since 2008, the board decided to develop a membership program to attract more people from around the province to help generate more depth for board, committee and judging positions.