Communities in Bloom
Thank you to our staff, volunteers, and sponsors!

East St. Paul received 4/5 Blooms their first year in 2017.
Special Mention: Residential Landscaping and Gardening
East St. Paul also received the Canada 150 Special Edition Award with 5/5 maple leaves!
East St. Paul received 4/5 Blooms their second year in 2018.
Special Mention: Centennial Plaza
East St. Paul also received the Showcase Project Award - Memorial Park Maple Leaf Garden 

Communities in Bloom is a non-profit Canadian organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement and the challenge of a national program, with focus enhancing green spaces in communities. The Manitoba Communities in Bloom program provides a comprehensive evaluation beneficial to community development. It encourages all sectors of the community to work together to develop best practices to achieve clean, green sustainable communities that celebrate their heritage and unique potential.
Manitoba Communities in Bloom Provincial Edition 
Since 1999 over 60 Manitoba communities have participated in both the National and Provincial Editions.
East St. Paul is registered in the Provincial Edition for 2017!

The Provincial Evaluation assesses the following six categories:
Tidiness Effort:
Maintenance of buildings and structures, removal of litter, weeds and graffiti 
Environmental Action:
Waste reduction, sewage disposal, recycling, composting, integrated pest management and water conservation
Heritage Conservation:
Efforts to preserve built heritage; natural and cultural heritage
Urban Forestry:
Existence of long and short term planning, by-laws and standards for planting suitable trees, appropriate care practices
Landscaped Areas:
Community efforts to make plants an element of surroundings; colour, texture, regional sustainability, native species and maintenance
Floral Displays:
General beautification with beds, containers and ornamental displays
'NEW' Yard of the Week - BEGINNING JULY 1
Let's all continue to make East St. Paul a beautiful place to live and recognize those who help do so by participating in the 'Yard of the Week' contest!
Submit ONE photo of a yard you think deserves recognition for a chance to win! Yes, it can be your own yard!
Each week, we will send out an online survey with our top 10 yards for your chance to vote!
Winning yard will receive recognition in the RM website, the CiB Community Profile Book, weekly RM email blasts, as well as a $50.00 gift certificate towards a local business! Each winning yard will only be eligible to win once.
Submit photo and residential address to:
(Name and phone number is encouraged, however not mandatory)
'NEW' Business Beautification Sponsorship
Sponsor the Communities in Bloom program and receive a pre-arranged floral planter for your business for the summer!

Interested in becoming a sponsor of the CiB Program?
Click here for 2019 Sponsorship Opportunities 
CiB Sponsors 2019:
Alison Brochu, Neighbors of East St. Paul Magazine
Neumann's Market
Birds Hill Store
Sunova Credit Union
Shriemer's Greenhouse
Ludwick's Catering
Sustainable Organic Solutions
ESP Chamber of Commerce
Perfect Landscaping - Reimer Soils
Communities in Bloom Committee:
Tyne Mills 
Carla Kibiuk
Shelley Morris
Ute Graham
Miriam Dupas

For more information please contact:
Tyne Mills; Recreation Programmer
Phone: (204) 668-8112

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