Merrickville-Wolford hosts Communities judges

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The Village of Merrickville-Wolford is participating in the 2018 Edition of Communities in Bloom in the 1,501 – 5,000 Population category, along with Hanna, Alberta; Madawaska Valley, Ontario, and Prescott, Ontario.

The Communities in Bloom judges, Lorna McIlroy from Grande Prairie, Alberta, and Gaétan Deschênes from Saint-Basile-le-Grand, Québec, will be evaluating the Village of Merrickville-Wolford on July 17-18-19. Merrickville-Wolford would like to remind all businesses and residents to tidy up their property before the judges arrive.

Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility, beautification, and to improving quality of life through community participation and a national challenge.

The National and International results will be announced in Strathcona County, Alberta, from September 26 to 29, 2018, during the Symposium and Awards Ceremonies, with the theme of “Seeds for the Future”.

To support the educational aspect of its activities, the organization established the Communities in Bloom Foundation, a registered charity dedicated to funding, developing, and disseminating education and awareness on the value, improvement, importance and sustainable development of green spaces and natural environment in Canada.

Within the context of climate change and environmental concerns, all those 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.

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