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Sun Rivers receives National Communities in Bloom Award

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September 22, 2014 - 4:19 PM

Sun Rivers Resort Community was rated top community in the Country and received the coveted 5 Bloom Award in their population category at the National conference this weekend in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

“What a tremendous honour to go up against some of the finest communities in Canada and to come out at the top”, says Karri Loadman - Community Administrator at Sun Rivers.
National CiB Judges also gave special mention to Sun Rivers for Edible Gardening recognizing the 50 plot Community Garden, a project that came to life three years ago.

In 2013 & 2012, Sun Rivers successfully achieved 5 blooms at the National level. Headed by the Community Administrator Karri Loadman, and Community CiB Chairperson Viki Bentley, the community has been actively pursuing the CiB principles over the past six years.

Communities in Bloom focuses on community building in order to provide residents with an environment where community spirit thrives along with the social fabric of the community.

Promoting responsible and respectful societal values and principles helps create healthier and safer communities in all respects, which is what we strive for at Sun Rivers. “The sense of belonging within the community and participation in community events has strengthened as the community has evolved. Sun Rivers has benefitted immensely by embracing the CIB principles. Sun Rivers is all about building community.” says Leslie Brochu, VP of Marketing and Public Relations.

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 the promotion of green spaces in community settings. The program promotes critical components of building a healthy community. Areas of focus involve community tidiness, environmental awareness, community involvement, natural and cultural heritage conservation, tree and urban forest management, landscaped areas, floral displays, turf and groundcovers.

“We look forward to showcasing the hard work we are doing at Sun Rivers and to celebrate in the success of creating a connected community where residents experience pride in their neighbourhood, social connection, wellness, safety and security.” Brochu finishes. It is exciting to anticipate 2015 when the City of Kamloops will host the 2015 Communities in Bloom National Symposium and open our great City to competitors from across the Country.

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