2012 National Edition

City of Kamloops, BC

5 Blooms

Special Mention: Turf Management and Extreme Quality of Sports Accommodation

The City of Kamloops, a finalist in the International Challenge (Large) category of the 2012 National Edition of Communities in Bloom, received a 5 Bloom rating and a special mention �for Turf Management and Extreme Quality of Sports Accommodation during the National Awards Ceremonies at the Edmonton Capital Region on October 12th and 13th.

Following their evaluation of the community, volunteer judges Bob Ivison and Alain Capelle wrote: “The City of Kamloops is Canada’s Tournament Capital and to support this title and facilitate the sporting achievements the city has ensured that its sports fields are maintained to the highest standards.The facilities at McDonald Park and the new centre at Tournament Capital Ranch are exemplary and are a credit to the City. Other facilities in the city and at the Tournament Capital Centre are superb with state of the art equipment and technological innovation. The City considers itself to be leaders in turf maintenance and this claim is hard to argue with. The wealth of turf management expertise supports the health of the community.”

Communities in Bloom is a national organization dedicated to the promotion of green spaces in community settings.

Within the actual context of climate changes and environmental concerns, communities involved in the program can be proud of their efforts, which provide real and meaningful environmental solutions and benefit all of society.

For further information, please contact:
City of Kamloops, BC:

Gay Pooler - Tel: 250-372-3242 / E-mail: gpooler@kcbia.com; scook@kamloops.ca
Website: www.kamloops.ca

Communities in Bloom National Office:

Vivian Shum - Tel: 514-694-8871 / E-mail: communication@cib-cef.com

Website: www.communitiesinbloom.ca

Thank you to our National Sponsors & partners
Home Hardware - Scotts
National Capital Commission - Zaunscherb Roberts Blair - CN
Beauti-Tone - Teck - Ball Horticultural Company
Miracle-Gro - Turf Builder - Scotts EcoSense - RoundUp
Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA)
Nutrients for Life - Municipal World - VIA Rail Canada

Composting Council of Canada - LIN

Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA)

Please visit our website at www.communitiesinbloom.ca for a complete list of the results along with an online copy of our latest magazine.