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Free workshops for Communities in Bloom (Ontario)


November 2, 2016
By Mike Jiggens

Communities in Bloom (Ontario) is presenting a pair of free workshops Nov. 12 in Oshawa and Nov. 19 in Cambridge that are aimed at communities becoming successful in the program.

The workshops are offered to communities that are already involved in the program or are new to it. Both workshops begin at 9:45 a.m. with coffee and a chance for participants to get acquainted with one another. Sessions will address how to participate in Communities in Bloom, an overview of the program and ideas and questions. The workshops wrap up for the day at 2 p.m.

Lunch is provided, and municipalities can bring as many of their team as they wish. The deadline to register is Nov. 8 for the Oshawa workshop and Nov. 15 for the Cambridge workshop. New Communities in Bloom (Ontario) coordinator Lynda Rotteau said it is important to know how many people from each community plan to attend so that an appropriate number of lunches can be provided.

Those planning to register should note the names of each attendee, the community they represent, whether they are attending the Oshawa or Cambridge workshop, any food allergies anyone might have, and an email contact for that municipal party. Email lyndarotteau@gmail.com to register.

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The Oshawa workshop will be held at the Bobby Orr Room of the Civic Recreation Centre, 99 Thornton Rd. S., Oshawa, L1J 5Y1. The Cambridge workshop will be held at the Optimist Room at the Hespeler Arena, 640 Ellis Rd., Cambridge, N1R 5W8. Officials at the workshops include Martin Quinn, chairman of Communities in Bloom (Ontario) and a provincial and national judge; and Ray Hurd, a provincial judge and board member of the national and provincial Communities in Bloom.