The District of Sooke is a BC Community in Bloom!
On July 22, 2016, the Communities in Bloom judges will be touring Sooke.
Communities in Bloom 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, and culture and community involvement are also important. Last time the judges were here in 2014, Sooke received the highest rating of ‘5 blooms’, only one of three BC communities to do so.
2016 Business Beautification Contest
The District of Sooke in partnership with Communities in Bloom are encouraging businesses, local organizations and residences to participate. “It is a great opportunity for Sooke to showcase to the rest of BC and Canada what a beautiful community we live in”, chair of the Sooke Arts Committee Drew Johnston said. “I look forward to a successful showing with the judges”.
Nomination forms can be found here: Business Beautification Nomination Form or picked up from the District’s front counter (2205 Otter Point Road). Deadline for submission is Friday, July 15th at the Sooke District office. They may also be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
2015 Non-Evaluation Year
Due to the many road and development projects occurring the summer of 2015, the District of Sooke was not evaluated by the Community in Bloom program. However, we kept our 5 Bloom status in anticipation of participation in 2016.
2014 Evaluation Year
On Saturday September 13, 2014, representatives from around the province celebrated their hometown’s achievements at the British Columbia Communities in Bloom Awards Ceremony. The awards were presented to community representatives in the Evaluated and Non-evaluated categories. For the third time, the District of Sooke received the top rating of 5 blooms, and also a special mention for the updated Community Profile Book.
The Communities in Bloom judges toured our beautiful community for the fifth time on July 23rd, 2014. The tour itinerary included stops at local parks and green spaces, businesses that made efforts to beautify their boulevards and exterior spaces, residential areas, the Sunriver Community Gardens, the T’Sou-ke Nation’s Solar project and many more community highlights.
Many thanks to the Communities in Bloom Community Committee, volunteers and sponsors for their energetic participation in preparing the community for judging!
|The Communities in Bloom program is NOT just about flowers, it is a rating system based on:
2013 Evaluation Year
In 2013, the District of Sooke received “5 Blooms” for our participation in the BC Communities in Bloom program. The District also received the BC Provincial Capital Commission Heritage Award and special mention for Community Involvement.
2013 Evaluation Report
Please visit the www.communitiesinbloom.ca web site for further information.