Since 1999 the City of Corner Brook, through the Leisure Services Division, has been involved in the Tidy Towns and Communities in Bloom competitions. In that year, the City of Corner Brook won the provincial Tidy Towns Competition and was invited to participate in the National Communities in Bloom Program the following year. The City also won the Tidy Towns competition in 2005 and 2008.
Through its focus on tidiness, natural beauty, and community involvement, the Tidy Towns Competition helps focus and activate our community’s sense of civic pride. Tidy Towns judges, who normally visit Corner Brook during August, evaluate all characteristics relevant to community living. The judges look for tidiness, environmental effort, community involvement, heritage, urban forestry, landscaped areas, floral displays, and turf areas.
The Communities in Bloom Competition, for municipalities between 20,001 to 50,000 population, is dedicated to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility, and beautification. Emphasis is placed upon maintenance, tidiness, environmental effort, community involvement, heritage, urban forestry, landscaped areas, floral arrangements and turf areas. Judges also visit Corner Brook during August to assess our community’s programs.
Citizens, community groups, businesses and civic organizations are encouraged to get involved and beautify their property or assist others in beautifying our City. Planting a flower bed, painting a fence, planting a tree, cleaning up an abandoned area are all activities that enhance the beauty of Corner Brook.