Gardeners from across Canada were in Laval in March 2017 planting flowers in the mosaïculture artwork representing their respective province or territory. The mosaïculture structures will celebrate Canadian Confederation, the Founding Peoples, the First Nations and our Canadian Heritage.
MosaiCanada 150/Gatineau 2017, a Canada 150 project funded by Canadian Heritage, the Government of Quebec and the Ville de Gatineau, was held from July 1st to October 15, 2017 in Jacques Cartier Park, a National Capital Commission park, partner of the project.
The project, under the leadership of Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montreal, consists of creating mosaïculture artworks as a major attraction/event to celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary.
Mosaïculture is a most spectacular horticultural technique that combines the following different art forms:
- sculpture for the structure,
- paint for the palette of colours, and
- horticulture as the means of creating living and changing artworks with plants.
Marc Boulerice and Sarah Corbeil from the City of Whitehorse represented the Yukon with a Gold Digger exhibit being displayed in Gatineau in 2017 and then in Whitehorse in 2018 as part of the legacy of Canada 150.
2016 CIB prize
In October 2016, the City of Whitehorse was awarded the Award is for overall landscape design and maintenance at a ceremony in Hope, BC.
Our City received an overall rating of 4 out of 5 blooms on evaluated elements such as floral displays, urban forestry, culture and heritage displays, cleanliness, community involvement and environmental sustainability.
A Special Mention was also received for the floral display on 2 Mile Hill which was designed by youth resident Taia Zakus!
Thank you to all businesses and residents who continue to make Whitehorse a beautiful city.
View our Community Profile Book submitted for the 2015 visit by the Communities in Bloom judges.
In 2015 we were the proud recipient of the CIB Tidiness Award, presented in Kamloops at the Symposium in October 2015.
This particular prize was awarded to the City in recognition of its numerous programs which encourage community engagement and promote environmental stewardship and cleanliness. These initiatives include:
- Community Cleanup Program
- 20 Minute Makeover
- Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Weekends
- Curbside Tag ‘n’ Take Program
The City thanks Whitehorse residents who enthusiastically participate in these programs every year, thereby improving the quality of life for all citizens.
We would like to thank residents and businesses for their continued efforts to make Whitehorse a beautiful city by enhancing the appearance of their properties, adding floral displays such as planter boxes and hanging baskets.
We would also like to invite neighbourhood associations to bring forward initiatives and projects in 2017 that could help improve the aesthetics of their areas such as streets, signs and parks.
For more information please contact Marc Boulerice, Parks Supervisor at 668-8655.
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 enhancing green spaces in communities.
For more CIB program information visit communitiesinbloom.ca.