City Recognized with WinterLife Award

City Recognized with WinterLife Award
Posted on 10/15/2021
During the 27th edition of the Communities in Bloom National Awards Ceremony, held virtually on October 7, Charlottetown was selected as the recipient of the Municipal World WinterLife Award. The objective of this award is to recognize efforts and involvement in projects and initiatives which engage the community with indoor and outdoor activities to celebrate the Canadian Winter.

The City of Charlottetown and its partners have worked hard to position Charlottetown as a signature winter destination in Atlantic Canada through events and initiatives including (but not limited to): Charlottetown Christmas Festival, Charlottetown Christmas Parade, Downtown Winter Lights Program, Ice City Festival, Jack Frost Winterfest, Victorian Christmas Market, Winter Product Development Ignition Fund, Winterdine, WinterLove PEI, and Wintertide Holiday Festival.

Communities in Bloom is a volunteer & partnership-driven organization that uses a multi-tiered competitive evaluation process to foster community strength, involvement, and continuous improvement. This is accomplished by nurturing environmental sustainability, enhancements of green spaces, and heritage conservation in cultural and natural environments encompassing municipal, residential, commercial, and institutional spaces.

National Vice-Chair and Chair of the Symposium & Awards committee John Lohuis said: "Our National Board of Directors, Judges, and our Sponsors would like to congratulate all communities that have participated in CiB provincial and national programs this year. Together, our communities have again persevered and have made new and lasting contributions in celebrating the outdoors.
We also recognize Award Winners at this time each year who have raised the bar with their efforts to create and enhance the green spaces that so many residents have rediscovered across Canada. Our communities continue to recognize the need to strengthen and protect our environment along with new ways to help mitigate the impact of climate change. Thank you for contributing to Communities in Bloom and "Growing Great Places Together"!"

The Outstanding Achievement Awards and contest winners are:
• Communities in Bloom 2021 Hope is Growing Award: Stratford, Ontario
• Scotts Community of Gardeners Award: Millet, Alberta
• Communities in Bloom Tree Management Award: Brandon, Manitoba
• National Capital Commission Plant & Floral Displays Award: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
• Communities in Bloom Heritage Conservation Award: Pugwash, Nova Scotia
• Scotts Turf Builder Landscape Award: Brandon, Manitoba
• TECK Community Appearance Award: Melfort, Saskatchewan
• Municipal World WinterLife Award: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
• Scotts Youth Involvement Award: Pugwash, Nova Scotia
• Communities in Bloom Community Involvement Award: Coquitlam, British Columbia
• The Butchart Gardens Land Reclamation Award: East St. Paul, Manitoba
• CNLA Environmental Action Award: Essex, Ontario
• Ball Horticultural International Plant & Floral Displays Award: Alba, Cuneo, Italy
• Equinox 2021 Backyard Contest: Joan Routledge, Sussex New Brunswick
• Equinox 2021 Front Yard Contest: Bernie Van Herk, Stratford, Ontario
• Nutrients for Life School Garden Grant Award: Twin Rivers Elementary School, Castlegar, BC