“People and community growing together, committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification.”
About Pugwash Communities in Bloom
- December 2005: Formation of Pugwash Communities in Bloom.
- 2007: 5 Blooms out of a possible 5 Blooms, provincial competition
- 2008: 4 Blooms in national competition
- 2011: 4 Blooms in national competition
- 2014: 5 Blooms, National Winner in the Population Category of under 1000, and Finalist in Youth Involvement for the PeaceGround
- 2017: Class of Champions with 5 Blooms (Silver), winner for Outstanding Achievement in Community Involvement for the Pugwash in Bloom 2017 Calendar, shortlisted for Outstanding Achievement for Community of Gardeners and Environmental Action.
- 2022: Winner Class of Champions – Small Category with 5 Blooms (Silver), with Special mention for Prospering Partnerships; Winner of the Outstanding Achievement for Community Involvement
PeaceGround in Eaton Park
With the support and partnerships of Municipal and Village governments, area businesses, not-for-profit organizations and residents, Pugwash Communities in Bloom has grown to be a vital and collaborative force in the community, working to improve the quality of life by fostering community pride, beautification, and environmental awareness.
Sample projects from 2017 – 2022 include:
- Earth Day Community Litter Clean-up; Pugwash Waste Disposal Sheet
- Community Pride in Action Program, recognizing contributors to village life
- Annual Spring Garden Plant and Tree Sale
- ‘Welcome to Pugwash’ banners displayed in the village and approaches
- Participation in the Gathering of the Clans and Pugwash HarbourFest
- Landscape work in the village gardens, including the triangle, post office, playground area in Eaton Park
- Planting of street planters, window boxes, historical installations
- Educational outreach: workshops, lectures and hands-on demonstrations
- Great Pugwash Tree survey and plantings, Urban Forestry Strategy Plans, Pugwash Great Tree Blitz 2020
- Fundraising, including award-winning calendars, community events
- Development of The PeaceGround Project in Eaton Park
- Peace Quotes in Stone Project in Eaton Park
- Support of Cyrus Eaton Elementary School Garden and the Open Hamper Food Bank Garden
- Winterscape with wreaths and seasonal lights on bridge, in Eaton Park, Farmers’ Market, Old Train Station, Cenotaph, Eaton Park and village streets. Treefest. Festival of Lights.
- Pugwash Open Air Gallery – outdoor art installations in partnership with artists, businesses and the village
- Advocacy to government and public: environmental and property cleanups, promoting best practices