Each person holds up a flower signifying that this Communities in Bloom group is number one in the province. Front, from left: Trina Zurevinsky and Theresa Page, middle: Tanya Gosse and Doug Page (who makes the gardening signs for the volunteer group), back: Agnes Whiting, Elaine Brouwer, Betty Varty (with award that was received Saturday night) and Kaye Nish. Missing was Linda Peereboom. Story in this paper. ©Provost News Photo.
Provost Flowering in Alberta With Top Award
Provost has won first place for its population category in the provincial Communities in Bloom competition.
The awards were made Saturday night, September 27 in Wainwright.
Provost was awarded five blooms while all others in that category of population 2,001 - 5,000, had fewer.
Provost also received a special mention of “heritage conservation and Girl Guides’ butterfly garden.”
Others competing in that category were:
Beaverlodge (four blooms),
Clareshome (four blooms),
Grande Cache (four blooms),
Hanna (four blooms), and
Redwater (four blooms).
There were 42 communities in the Alberta provincial competitions and 29 in the national competitions which is the largest representation in Canada for either.
This was the first year that the Alberta provincials introduced judge evaluations that were given to each community to complete after the judges had been and gone (The News may run some of these later).
Taking in the Saturday night awards representing Provost Communities in Bloom were Elaine Brouwer, Doug and Theresa Page, Linda Peereboom and Agnes Whiting.
Other category winners included:
Population: 1 - 250 Valhalla;
population: 251 - 750 New Sarepta;
population: 751 - 2,000 Spirit River;
population: 5,001 - 20,000 Okotoks.
Rest of story and photo in October 1 edition of The Provost News.
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