October 02 2018

Communities in Bloom – 2018 National and International Edition - The Town of Rosemère wins gold in the International Challenge

Communities in Bloom – 2018 National and International Edition - The Town of Rosemère wins gold in the International Challenge

ROSEMÈRE, October 2, 2018 The Town of Rosemère earned gold at the award ceremony capping the 2018 edition of the Communities in Bloom, National and International competition. Indeed, it earned the 5 Blooms – Gold award of excellence as well as a special mention for its Urban Forest at the ceremony held in Edmonton, Alberta on September 29.

The Town of Rosemère was entered in the International Challenge (large) category competing with the towns of Beaumont (Alberta, Canada), Brooks (Alberta, Canada),Llandudno in Bloom (Wales, UK), Nieuwpoort (Belgium) and Szentes (Csongrad, Hungary).

“Trees and floral landscapes constitute a tremendous environmental richness and a source of pride for all Rosemerites who strive, year after year, to beautify their properties. It’s an honour for the Town of Rosemère to earn this prestigious award, since our majestic trees are not only a gem of our heritage, but represent the history of our Town,” noted Rosemère mayor Eric Westram, adding “I wish to thank all Rosemerites, merchants and municipal employees who allowed us to win this award!”

The evaluation leading to this award was carried out during the summer by volunteer judges who looked at all of the community’s sectors of activity — commercial, institutional, and residential, including volunteer action — and took into account the following criteria — tidiness, environmental action, heritage conservation, urban forestry, landscape, and floral displays. “The community certainly has a number of assets that define it as a green oasis in the Greater Montreal region, but no aspect resonates as much, nor contributes more to it than its forest cover, which reflects the diversity, health and quality of its urban forest. Rosemère appears to be Québec’s ‘Tree City’, and possibly more!” wrote volunteer judges Gérald Lajeunesse and Mauro Paradisi following their visit to Rosemère.

About Communities in Bloom

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. Participants’ pride, community spirit and feeling of achievement are quite evident in Canada’s communities. Within the current context of climate change and environmental concerns, communities involved in the Communities in Bloom program can be proud of their efforts, which provide real and meaningful environmental solutions and benefit all of society. For more information on Communities in Bloom, go to the organization’s website at www.collectivitesenfleurs.ca

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