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2006 Program and Results

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In the 2006 Communities in Bloom Awards Ceremony the City of Kawartha Lakes received 5 Blooms receiving an overall score of 84.5, once again improving on previous year’s ratings.

Judges comments included:

“Kawartha Lakes exhibits one of the strongest and most loyal “legion” of volunteers anywhere….comprised of gardeners, service clubs and special interest groups…The work they undertake is beautifying and preserving their local history is incredible.”

City Recognizes Green Thumbs and Volunteers

City representatives proudly handed out Awards and Certificates to participants and volunteers involved in the 2006 National Communities in Bloom, Green Thumb Garden, and the Healthy Plants/Healthy Planets programs. Individuals and Community Groups were honored for their contributions to the Communities in Bloom program as well as Beautification and Environmental Efforts.

The Green Thumb Garden Awards program recognizes beautification efforts in many different categories. Local gardens were visited in July by volunteer judges. Certificates of Appreciation were handed out for the Healthy Plants/Healthy Planet program. This program encourages and recognizes activities leading to a healthy environment and a naturally beautiful, sustainable future. Almost 70 individuals, organizations and business were recognized for their volunteer

2006 Winners included Green Thumb Garden Awards:

Residential Category:
Gord and Carol Wilson, Coboconk
Gary Morton and Ray Mullin, Burnt River
Arlene Bowins, Lindsay

Business Category:
Norland Cross Country Ski and Recreation, Norland
The Princess Motel, Bobcaygeon

Community Group/Organization Category:
Kinmount Heritage Park, Kinmount
Kawartha Settlers Village of Bobcaygeon

Downtown Business Category:
Brown Eyed Susan’s, Bobcaygeon
Robert Walker, Bobcaygeon

Residential Complex Category:
The Eakins Crescent Neighbours, Lindsay

School Category:
Bobcaygeon Public School, Bobcaygeon
Ridgewood Public School, Coboconk

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