Communities in Bloom

Boissevain: Blooming with community pride

Thank you to the many dedicated volunteers, Public Works staff, organizations and residents for your part in making our community beautiful!

Communities in Bloom Grand Champions 2020

Communities in Bloom is about pride, environmental responsibility, community involvement, youth and enhancing green spaces. Boissevain has participated in the Communities in Bloom competition for over 20 years, winning at the national and international levels numerous times, gaining international recognition for being a beautiful community.

After winning the top category, Grand Champion, in 2019, the Boissevain Beautification Committee made the decision not to compete in Communities in Bloom in 2020. The community will continue beautification without the competition. There will still be a planting day in the spring, as well as Adopt-A-Spots for those interested. There are plenty of opportunities for people to be involved. The group is always searching for volunteers. If you interested in getting involved with the Beautification Committee, please email

Boissevain’s Participation History with Communities in Bloom

2019 CIB National & International Grand Champion, 5 Blooms – Silver, special mention for our historic mural
2018 CIB Grand Champion 5 blooms – Silver, with special mention for petunia trees
2017 CIB Canada 150th ‘Five Leaves’ Gold Medal Award
Boissevain continues to receive a 5 bloom rating in CIB Grand Champion category. Special recognition for:

  • outstanding community volunteerism
  • community leadership
  • recycling program for better environment
  • community dedication to beautification
2015 Community of the Year Award by Canadian Garden Tourism
2013 Winner of the National Capital Commission Floral Displays Award.
2012 Boissevain wins CIB Class of Champions (small community category), competing against past champions, the best of the best.
2006 Winner of the CIB Individual World Challenge
2003 Winner of CIB International Challenge
1999 Winner of the CIB National Challenge