The Communities in Bloom judges met with locals for breakfast.

CIB: Breakfast of champions

Regional judging begins

The Communities in Bloom regional judging panel share a table and breakfast with Sooke community members, hosted by Edith and Victor Newman at the Blue Raven Gallery last Saturday.

The panel headed home after spending the week evaluating the communities of Port McNeill, Qualicum Beach and Sooke. This was the fifth consecutive year the district has taken part in the beautification initiative, with Culver calling it “the best program in the country in recent years to promote national unity.”

From left (clockwise): judges Shirley Culver from Kamloops and Rea Smith from Armstrong, Coun. David Bennett, Parks and Environmental Services Coordinator Laura Byrne and MoonFist.

 

Below, Victor Newman tending to pancakes on the griddle at his home for the Communities in Bloom breakfast last Saturday.