Council is pleased to proclaim the week of May 4-10 as Communities in Bloom Week. The Communities in Bloom program promotes things like tidiness, environmental action, heritage conservation, urban forestry, landscape, and floral displays. We are very proud of the work that our local Communities in Bloom Committee has been able to accomplish in the past years.
In 2014 our committee chose to participate in provincial judging of our community. We received very high marks and we only missed winning the competition for Town of our size by a few points. Some of the initiatives that helped us get such high marks included: helping with the organizing of the community cleanup in the spring, planting flowers in the flower boxes on Main street, purchasing banner flags for the light standards on Main Street, installing Canadian and US flags at the south welcome sign, looking after the flower beds at the welcome signs and at the Card Home and at Sunset Park. The Committee also conducted the “Yard of the Week” recognition program this summer and supported the Festival of Lights and Trees initiative to encourage unity and a Christmas spirit in the community during the winter.
This group has done and continues to do great work in our community. We are pleased to proclaim this week Communities in Bloom Week to recognize the important work they do for our community.
We have a great group of volunteers helping with this committee and we would like to encourage everyone to participate in their programs and initiatives. An important one scheduled for next week is the Town Clean Up. On Saturday, May 16, service groups and volunteers will meet and spend the morning cleaning up trash and garbage around Cardston and along the highways into Town. If you or your group would like to participate, please call Cllr. Bill Creed at 403-653-4117.