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Communities in Bloom National Symposium on Parks & Grounds and National and International Awards Ceremonies

  • 13 Sep 2017
  • 16 Sep 2017
  • Gatineau, Ottawa


When: September 13 - 16, 2017

Where: Gatineau / Ottawa, Ontario

The National Symposium on Parks and Grounds program and registration form are now available on line athttp://www.communitiesinbloom.ca/symposium-awards/2017-2

The Symposium on Parks and Grounds is a unique opportunity for elected officials, parks and grounds professionals and community volunteers to learn and share about current issues, trends and challenges in garden tourism, horticulture, gardening, environmental sustainability and other projects.

The presentations will cover the following subjects:

  • Mosaïcutures internationales®
  • The National Capital floral program
  • Canada 150 Tulip
  • The economic value of green spaces
  • Bees Matter initiatives
  • Urban Forestry
  • TransCanada Trail
  • Gardens of the National Capital: Rideau Canal, Commissioners Park, Rideau Hall
  • MosaïCanada 150 / Gatineau 2017
  • Landscape of Canada Gardens at the Canadian Museum of Nature
  • Ornamental Gardens at the Central Experimental Farm

The Symposium enables discussions and exchanges between participants during the presentations and the visits.


  • Wednesday, September 13 (PM: minimum 15 required): Green Belt Pinhey Sand Dunes, Mer Bleue Bog and MacKenzie King Estate in Gatineau Park:  $35

Symposium on Parks and Grounds:

  • Thursday, September 14Symposium Opening Breakfast, Sessions, Luncheon and Technical  Visits:  $145
  • FridaySeptember 15Symposium Closing Breakfast, Sessions, Technical Visits and BBQ Lunch: $145
  • SaturdaySeptember 16 (AM): Town Hall meeting and exchange between International and Canadian Communities No cost
National and International Awards Ceremonies
  • Friday, September 15Cocktail Reception, Community Showcase, Dinner and Entertainment: $85
  • SaturdaySeptember 16National & International Awards Ceremonies, Flag Exchange and Banquet Dinner:  $ 90

For more information and to register please click here. 

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