Activities that promote community spirit and pollinators are the foundation for Coquitlam’s 2020 Communities in Bloom competition entry.
During a year in which good news is in high demand, the Coquitlam in Bloom program is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of residents, volunteers and businesses while providing a focus for activities that bring people together and promote community spirit.
Community spirit is one of the main thrusts for this year’s Coquitlam in Bloom activities. Check out the dozens of CoquitlamSPIRIT activities at www.coquitlam.ca/spirit – including arts and crafts, fitness at home, safe outdoor experiences, and sections for children, youth, adults and seniors – and then spread the word on social media by tagging #CoquitlamSPIRIT.
The promotion of bees, butterflies, bats and other pollinators is another focus this year. Crucial for the success of crops and other flowering plants, pollinators help ensure we have food to eat and beautiful gardens to enjoy.
How can you get involved?
Snap a photo at a pollinator selfie station
Build a pollinator hotel
Take pictures of pollinators
Make your garden more pollinator-friendly
Check out pollinator fun fact signs
Post your photos on social media, tagging #coquitlaminbloom and #CoquitlamSPIRIT, to inspire others.
What is Coquitlam in Bloom?
The Coquitlam in Bloom program fosters community pride for green space enhancements through stewardship events and initiatives such as Park Spark, Adopt-a-Park, and Bad Seed community weed pulls.
The 2019 Coquitlam in Bloom initiatives focused on youth, youth initiatives and keeping our city clean for future generations. This included a Pop-up Youth Park at Mundy Park, Fun Nights at the Stadium, community tidiness initiatives, the addition of the Chief of the Undersea World eco-sculpture at Town Centre Park, free sports equipment libraries, and the return of Coquitlam Munch edible gardens and pollinator gardens.
Initiatives also shined a spotlight on community sport – and all the people who make it happen. The City would like to thank to the volunteers, players, coaches and club executives who play important roles in our sporting community.
Ways to get involved include:
Help beautify the places where you live, work or spend time - consider planting a garden, tidying up the property and improving street appeal.
Help keep Coquitlam tidy and litter-free.
Join a Bad Seed weed pull and learn how to stop the introduction and spread of plants that can be harmful to people, animals and ecosystems.
Protect our pollinators! Consider making your own pollinator garden this spring.
Want to learn more about the many programs and initiatives that make Coquitlam in Bloom an award-winning program? Check out our 2019 Profile Book and watch our video.
Communities in Bloom
Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering community pride, environmental responsibility and beautification. It uses friendly competition between communities to bring together local businesses, service clubs, residents and civic government to focus on enhancing their community. Visit the Communities in Bloom website.
Learn more about Coquitlam’s involvement in Communities in Bloom by watching the video below made by Metro Vancouver.