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Communities in Bloom National Awards and Symposium

Communities in Bloom is a non-profit organization committed to enhancing green spaces in communities across the world fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and municipal beautification through community involvement and the challenge of a national program. Scott Wentworth attended the CiB International Awards and Symposium in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, September 26th-28th. As the key note speaker, Scott addressed the audience about Come Alive Outside as CiB is considering implementing CAO initiatives in their community programs.

Wentworth Landscapes is a founding partner of Come Alive Outside, an organization that aims to get people, especially children, outside to live healthier lives through a series of programs and initiatives.

Scott Wentworth says, "I had the great privilege to be a presenter at this year’s Communities in Bloom National Awards and Symposium. What an energizing event to see communities across Canada and the world so engaged in making their towns and cities a better place to live.

My presentation on Come Alive Outside and how to create the awareness, intention and opportunity for our communities to live healthier lives outside was well received. When we considered our favourite childhood memories, they invariably related to being and doing things outside. We’re looking forward to following up in how Come Alive Outside programs can assist communities to provide greater events for others."

The 25th Edition of the Communities in Bloom National and International Awards Ceremonies were held on September 28th honouring municipalities across Canada, the United States, Belgium, Hungary, Ireland, Croatia, Italy, Slovenia and the United Kingdom.

National Chair Bob Lewis said: “on behalf of the National Committee, Judges and Sponsors, we sincerely thank and congratulate the many hundreds of communities and tens of thousands of those involved in the program over the past 25 years: their efforts have helped to green our communities and make them better places to live in, to work in and to visit.”

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