“People and community growing together, committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification.”

About Pugwash Communities in Bloom


Communitites in Bloom - Pugwash Village

Video of Pugwash Residents sharing what Communities in Bloom means to the Village.


  • 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
  • 2023: Pugwash, recipient of the 2023 NS Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit Award
Communities in Bloom Village Profile 2022

Welcome to Pugwash

Click to view our 2022 Village Profile for Communities in Bloom

PeaceGround in Eaton Park

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 – 2024 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
  • Procurement and planting of street planters, window boxes, historical installations
  • Educational outreach: workshops, lectures and hands-on demonstrations, including Eco Seminars and Indigenous educational sessions
  • Great Pugwash Tree survey and plantings, Urban Forestry Strategy Plans, Pugwash Great Tree Blitz 2020
  • Fundraising, including award-winning calendars, community events
  • ‘Take Me’ Flowers sharing the comfort and joy
  • 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 and Festival of Lights.
  • Pugwash Open Air Gallery – outdoor art installations in partnership with artists, businesses and the village and Art in the Park as part of Pugwash Harbourfest; POAG Website highlighting Pugwash’s culture and heritage.
  • Advocacy to government and public: environmental and property cleanups, promoting best practices.

Pugwash Communities in Bloom thanks our Supporters, Collaborators and Partners – working together for a stronger, more vibrant community.

Want to get involved?

Contact: Maureen Leahey (Chair) 902-243-3454 or mdleahey@gmail.com

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