Communities in Bloom will soon flower in Sooke

Communities in Bloom will soon flower in Sooke

National contest returns this summer

The national Communities in Bloom contest will soon blossom again in Sooke.

And the local program is looking for volunteers.

The District of Sooke will participate in Communities in Bloom this year after taking a one-year hiatus in 2017.

Communities in Bloom, a national non-profit organization, strives to improve the tidiness, appearance and appeal of Canada’s neighborhoods, parks and urban environments through the imaginative use of flowers and plantings. Environmental awareness, preservation of heritage, culture and community involvement are also important.

In 2014, Sooke was only one of three B.C. communities to receive the highest rating of five blooms.

The District hopes to achieve this standard again when the judges evaluate the 2018 event. Judging takes place this summer.

“This is a great opportunity to showcase our town and promote our local businesses and organizations through community pride,” said Mayor Maya Tait in announcing Sooke’s return to the program.

If you are interested in volunteering, participating in hands on activities or have some knowledge you wish to share, please contact the District of Sooke by email at