Communities in Bloom

SICAMOUS IS A FIVE BLOOM COMMUNITY!

The District participates in the British Columbia Communities in Bloom program which inspires local government, non-profit organizations, businesses and residents to work together and improve the livability of the community through beautification, environmental initiatives and tidiness. 

"It encourages a ‘transformation’ process that can impact social, environmental and economic aspects of the community." (British Columbia Communities in Bloom)

 

On September 29, 2022, Sicamous received Five Blooms at the Annual Awards hosted by British Columbia Communities in Bloom. Sicamous was also recognized for the Year of the Garden criteria award.

Way to go Sicamous!

 

What is Communities in Bloom?

"The Communities in Bloom program inspires communities to enhance and sustain the visual appeal of neighbourhoods, public spaces, parks and streetscapes through the imaginative use of regionally-appropriate plants and landscaping with attention to environmental stewardship and to preserve heritage and cultural assets. An integral component of this very popular program is the friendly competition between communities, engaging citizens of all ages, service groups, businesses and associations in a public-spirited effort to succeed and be recognized." (BC CiB)

Sicamous Communities in Bloom

Sicamous Communities in Bloom is committed to helping Sicamous achieve the Official Community Plan priorities of Town Centre Revitalization and Encouraging and Enhancing Community Beautification, while fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility, and improved quality of life.

2022 Communities in Bloom Submission

2021 Communities in Bloom Submission

Destination Garden Community

Sicamous is proud to be featured as a Destination Garden Community on Canada’s Garden Route.

Communities in Bloom Initiatives

Stay tuned for more information regarding the Fall Flower Bed Clean Out and Planting.

The Community Cleanup is an annual event hosted by the District of Sicamous and Sicamous Communities in Bloom. This event is in recognition of Earth Day which is on April 22, 2023.

Date: April 29, 2023

Time: 8 a.m. (Cleanup volunteers meet at the Sicamous Curling Club. Flower bed volunteers meet behind the Senior's Centre (1095 Shuswap Avenue).

The Sicamous Legion is generously providing lunch for the volunteers afterward!

Register: Please email Sicamouscommunitiesinbloom@gmail.com to confirm your participation. 

This is a free two-day community clean-up event! Take advantage of the opportunity to clean up your yard and dispose of unwanted items. No household garbage please! Place your items at the end of your driveway by 7 a.m. for curbside pickup.

Monday, May 1, 2023 | Metal Materials

Disposal of white goods only such as hot water tanks, stoves, washers, dryers, fridges and freezers.

Tuesday, May 2, 2023 | Organic Yard Waste

Includes items such as grass clippings, leaves, pruning and weeds to be placed in clear garbage bags. Tree limbs in lengths and up to 8” diameter, wrapped in bundles. 

Prohibited Items: 

  • Auto bodies or parts
  • Toxic waste (i.e. paint cans/solvents)
  • Batteries
  • Commercial wastes
  • Household waste

Guiding District Bylaws

"Live More Live Well" Strategy

What makes a Livable Community? The Live More Live Well Strategy was established in 2020 with the support of BC Healthy Communities and engagement with the public through the District's Community Wellness Committee. The Strategy addresses the social, economic, natural and built environments of the community. 

View the "Live More Live Well" Strategy!

Council Strategic Priorities 

Council Strategic Priorities are interconnected to the Guiding Principles of the Official Community Plan and corresponding Council Research Portfolios.

View Council Strategic Priorities for the 2018-2022 Term. 

 

 

 

 

Calling All Volunteers!

With an ambitious year planned to once again achieve 5 Blooms, Sicamous CiB is looking for volunteers. Do you like to plant, pick, weed, hammer, water, paint, haul, work as a team, work alone, help others? We have something for everyone. If you would like to help or if you just want more information, CiB would love to hear from you! 

Email: sicamouscommunitiesinbloom@gmail.com

Facebook: @SicamousCommunitiesInBloom

Sicamous Heritage Registry

Help tell Sicamous' story!

The Sicamous & District Museum is collecting nominations of sites within Sicamous that have a story to tell about our community and its past. Learn more!