Communities in Bloom

The Parrsboro Communities in Bloom Committee (PCIBC) was established in January 2010, with the function of organizing and facilitating the Town of Parrsboro’s participation in the Provincial Communities in Bloom (CIB) program.

Communities in Bloom is a National non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility, and beautification through community involvement. The Provincial edition is coordinated by Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS), and involves community projects, an evaluation by trained volunteer judges, and the awarding of “Bloom Ratings” based on a system of 1-5 Blooms. CIB began in Canada in 1995, and Parrsboro joined the Provincial edition in 2009, achieving a Four Bloom rating!

Congratulations to all those involved in Communities in Bloom in 2013.  Through your efforts and the support of the community Parrsboro was awarded 5 out of 5 Blooms by the CIB judges.  Thank you for helping us achieve this prestigious rating!

Communities in Bloom is a community development program which awards Bloom Ratings based on 8 evaluation criteria:

  • Environmental Awareness,
  • Turf & Groundcovers,
  • Floral displays,
  • Landscaped areas,
  • Community Involvement,
  • Tidiness,
  • Natural & Cultural Heritage Conservation, and
  • Urban Forest Management.

CIB requires the participation of community members, and is not simply a program about flowers. It requires the skills and talents of many and if you are interested in this community program, you are guaranteed to have a positive experience by becoming involved. Join us in Parrsboro in 2013 to make a difference in our community!

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Contact Information

  • Phone: 254-2036
  • Fax: 254-2313