News from Kamloops

October 25, 2013

City to Host 2015 Communities in Bloom National Symposium and Awards

Kamloops, B.C. - The City of Kamloops is proud to announce it will host the 2015 Communities in Bloom (CIB) National Symposium and Awards. While attending this year's awards in Ottawa, Mayor Peter Milobar and members from the Kamloops Communities in Bloom Committee learned they were successful in their bid to host the annual conference and prestigious awards ceremony where Kamloops has often been recognized. As a long time participant and winner of several Communities in Bloom awards, Kamloops is seen as a leader in the program and deemed an excellent choice by the CIB National Association.

"Hosting the Communities in Bloom annual Symposium and Awards will be an honour. The City of Kamloops believes strongly in this program, which has led to major beautification projects throughout the community. The huge efforts of the Communities in Bloom Committee, residents, sponsors, and City staff have resulted in many national and international awards," states Peter Milobar, Mayor of Kamloops. "We look forward to bringing city representatives from around the world to Kamloops to showcase our great city."

Kamloops is competing against cities in South Korea, England, and Canada in the 2013 International Challenge large population category. Winners will be announced at the awards banquet on Saturday, October 26th.

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Media Contact:
Mayor Peter Milobar
City of Kamloops

Sherry Stade
SD 73 Health Promoting Schools Coordinator