Community Programs & Partners
Communities in Bloom – Minden Hills
The Township of Minden Hills received a rating of 5 Blooms and a special mention for Cultural Center during the 2016 Communities in Bloom Ontario Provincial Awards hosted by the City of Stratford on September 17th. Minden Hills also received a Criteria Award for :
- Community of Gardeners – which was sponsored by Scotts
In July and August, trained volunteer judges traveled to participating communities to evaluate the overall contributions of municipal council and departments; industry; businesses and the private sector – including volunteer efforts – in regards to the following criteria: Tidiness, Environmental Action, Heritage Conservation, Urban Forestry, Landscape and Floral Displays.
A complete list of the Provincial & National results along with an online copy of the latest Communities in Bloom magazine will be available at www.communitiesinbloom.ca..
Within the actual context of climate changes and environmental concerns, communities involved in the program can be proud of their efforts, which provide real and meaningful environmental solutions and benefit all of society.
About Communities in Bloom:
Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement and the challenge of a national program, with focus on the enhancement of green spaces. The pride, sense of community and feeling of accomplishment generated through participation are visible in communities across Canada. For more information about Communities in Bloom, visit www.communitiesinbloom.ca
Communities in Bloom encourage involvement and action by citizens of all ages, the municipal government, local organizations and businesses. The program strives to improve the tidiness, appearance and visual appeal of Canada’s neighborhoods, parks, open spaces and streets through the imaginative use of flowers, plants and trees. A focus on environmental awareness and preservation of heritage and culture is also an integral part of its success resulting in an improved quality of life.
TD Tree Day
Minden Hills was thrilled to support the 2016 TD Tree Days Event! The event ran on Saturday September 17th from 9 am to 12 noon along the Riverwalk in Minden.
Over 235,000 trees planted and counting!
As TD’s flagship urban greening program, TD Tree Days provides TD employees and their families, their customers and community partners the opportunity to demonstrate leadership in environmental stewardship in their local communities.
Over the past six years, thousands of volunteers – from Brownies to bankers – have planted over 235,000 trees. And this year, they are planting 50,000 more!
TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) works with dozens of organizations, including municipalities, conservation authorities and Aboriginal communities, which support TD Tree Days with technical expertise to ensure that the right tree is properly planted in the right place. And, because TD covers the management and administrative costs of running TD FEF, 100% of every dollar donated to the Foundation supports local environmental projects in the communities it serves.
The Township of Minden Hills would like to give a BIG THANKS to all the community volunteers, Carol L. Patrick – Branch Manager – Minden and TD FEF for their efforts and financial support in planting more than 100 trees along Riverwalk and at the Minden Community Centre in the fall of 2015.