Harrison wins national bloom award

Moving from provincial Communities in Bloom competition pays off

The Village of Harrison Hot Springs has won a prestigious national award that celebrates excellence in communities.

The goal of the Communities in Bloom organization is to get people involved in making their community a better place in which to live, work and visit. The CIB Harrison Hot Springs volunteer committee has been working towards this goal for five years in the provincial category.

However in 2011, HHS was encouraged to enter the national competition. Judging occurred in July, and at that time Judges Lorna and Joanne advised the committee to apply for Special Awards in the Environment and Landscape categories, competing against all national entrants.

It turned out to be a very good recommendation, say committee members.

Harrison CIB representatives attended the 2011 CIB National Awards Convention in Quebec City from October 25 to 30. The Village of Harrison Hot Springs was beautifully showcased as pictures of all the cities, towns and villages were continuously screened throughout the awards evenings.   The convention also had representative communities from USA, England, Scotland, Japan and Ireland.

Harrison Hot Springs won the National Landscape Award  presented by The Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, beating out the competitors from Stettler, Alberta and Tallanstown, Ireland.

As a first time entrant in the Nationals, “we were literally stunned,” says Maureen Wendt.

“Then, the icing on the cake, we were awarded the highest honor ‘5 Blooms’, obtaining 839 points out of a possible 1000.”

She adds that the win is something that the Harrison Hot Springs community can be find pride in.

For community members interested in checking all the CIB National Award Results go to www.communitiesinbloom.ca.

 

 

Just Posted

AESS senior girls eyeing spot in basketball provincials

The team needs to move up one more ranking get a place in the championships

Agassiz man charged in 2014 snake venom death of toddler

Henry Thomas was taking care of the North Vancouver girl the day before she died

Chilliwack Chief Harrison Blaisdell climbs Central Scouting Bureau rankings

The 17 year old forward is now drawing a second round grade as CSB releases its mid-term list.

Classical paired with folk for Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra’s winter concert

Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra presents Tchaikovsky in America at G.W. Graham theatre

Community artists, amateurs wanted to create Kent anniversary logo

The 125th anniversary committee is hoping to choose a logo designed by the community

VIDEO: Harrison sailor looking for competitors to race model boats

Bernhard Van Velze is hoping to create a club for model sailboats at Harrison Lake

‘Blue Monday’ isn’t real, but depression can be

CMHA encourages people to prioritize their mental health

South Surrey mother didn’t have the intent to kill her daughter: defence

Closing submissions in case of Lisa Batstone underway

Anti-pipeline group wants NEB to consider impact of emissions, climate change

Stand.earth filed NEB motion asking to apply same standard to the project as it did with Energy East pipeline

Parole granted for drunk driver who killed B.C. RCMP officer

Kenneth Jacob Fenton will be able to attend alcohol abuse treatment, nearly three years after crash that killed Const. Sarah Beckett

B.C.’s largest public-sector union wants inquiry into money laundering, drugs

Union officials say Premier John Horgan and Attorney General David Eby have not ruled out the possibility of a public inquiry

Teen in confrontation with Native American: I didn’t provoke

Nick Sandmann of Covington Catholic High School said he was trying to defuse the situation

VIDEO: 11-year-old violinist practices for Vancouver Symphony Orchestra debut

Cloverdale student Da-Wei Chan will perform Jan. 31, Feb. 28 with the VSO

Kamala Harris opens U.S. presidential bid in challenge to Trump

The 54-year old portrayed herself as a fighter for justice, decency and equality in a video distributed by her campaign

Most Read