Thanks to its success in last year’s Communities in Bloom provincial competition, the Town of Orangeville is now participating in the 2017 National competition. National judges from Communities in Bloom will visit the town from July 13th to 15th to grade the Town on neatness/cleanliness, heritage conservation, floral displays, forestry, landscape, environmental awareness and action, and community participation.
The judges will look at municipal property and homes, businesses, churches, and schools. Their tour includes the Dufferin County Courthouse, the Lord Dufferin Centre, the garden at Orangeville District Secondary School, the train station, Dragonfly Park, Headwaters Health Care Centre, and Island Lake Public School. Results of the national competition will be announced in Ottawa during the second week of September.
On July 14th at 8:30 a.m., officials from Town Hall will present a powerpoint presentation to judges Lorna McIlroy, of Grande Prairie, AB, and Normand Fleury, of Granby, QC. The presentation will take place in the Council Chambers at Town Hall at the Rotary Park Pavilion.
Orangeville is participating in the 2017 national edition of Communities in Bloom in the 15,001 to 50,000 population category, along with Amherstberg, ON, Cobourg, ON, Dorval, QC, Leamington, ON and Mission, BC.
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