Communities in Bloom

So much more than just flowers

Lambton Shores Communities in Bloom

Communities in Bloom is about greening through environmental, natural heritage conservation and horticultural actions that involve citizens, businesses, institutions, and municipalities. The program is focused on environmental stewardship through enhancement of green spaces.

The Lambton Shores Committee was established in 2007 after a few volunteers and staff attended an information session on the Communities in Bloom program to determine if it was something the Municipality should venture into. After receiving Council approval, a committee was formed and the rest is history!

Lambton Shores' programs and projects 

Lambton Shores' Achievements

The Lambton Shores Committee has proudly put our community on display for all to see since 2008. The timeline below will take you through their many successes with the program:

2008 Lambton Shores competed for the first time at the provincial level and received 4-Bloom rating out of a possible 5. We also received the Floral Display Award.
2009  Lambton Shores took another crack at the provincial level and successfully achieved a 5-Bloom rating. The Community Involvement Award was also presented to Lambton Shores that year as well.
2010 After receiving a second 5-Bloom rating at the provincial level, Lambton Shores was invited to compete at the national level in 2011 .
2011 Lambton Shores competed with communities across Canada at the national level that are similar in size. We achieved a 5-Bloom rating and were finalists for the Environmental Award.
2012 Lambton Shores successfully won their Population category at the national level. We also received a 5-Bloom rating, the Community Involvement Award and were finalists for the Youth Involvement Award. 
2013

Moving on to the next level of program, Lambton Shores competed in the Class of Champions category, a category where Canadian communities who have won in the Population category compete amongst themselves. Lambton Shores once again found success with this category, taking home the top prize and receiving a 5-Bloom rating.

2014  Next up was to take Lambton Shores to the International Challenge, where we competed with communities from around the world that are similar in size. This higher level of competition proved to be a challenge. We retained our 5-Bloom rating and came home to plan for the next judges' tour.
2015  The Committee decided to take a year off from the competition to develop new strategies and programs. Lambton Shores remained in the Communities in Bloom program in the Circle of Excellence, but at the non-evaluated level. 
2016  Lambton Shores competed in the International Challenge once again and this time, won their Population category. We also received a 5-Bloom rating and won the Tidiness Award.  
2017  Without a category to compete in, Lambton Shores entered into the Circle of Excellence, non-evaluated category. The Committee focused their efforts on the programs they already brought to the community.   
2018  Lambton Shores entered into the final level of competition - Grand Champions - a category where past winners of Population, International Challenge and Class of Champions compete amongst themselves. Lambton Shores was selected as the winner of this category and achieved a 5-Bloom rating once again.
2019 After achieving success at all levels of the competition, the Committee will once again enter into the Circle of Excellence, non-evaluated category, and focus their efforts on new and existing programs and projects.
Meetings

The Lambton Shores Committee encourages anyone interested in joining to come to the monthly meetings. The meetings typically take place on the last Monday of each month at 7:00pm.

 

 

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