The District of Sooke is a BC Community in Bloom!
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!
2015 Non-Evaluation Year
Due to the many road and development projects occurring the summer of 2015, the District of Sooke will not be evaluated by the Community in Bloom program. However, we will keep our 5 Bloom status and look to participate in 2016.
The Sooke Communities in Bloom Committee has a Facebook page outlining the various projects undertaken by the Committee. One such initiative is the recognition of ten “Scott’s Miracle Gro” Best Gardens. In 2015, the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra – Sooke Secret Gardens committee selected gardens to be presented with a sign to recognize their efforts.
|The Communities in Bloom program is NOT just about flowers, it is a rating system based on:
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.