It is time again for "Winnipeg in Bloom"!

Always having been a gardener, I love this time of year!

Once again, I am looking for candidates to nominate or you can enter yourself and those you know with an exceptional green thumb! Details about the contest are below.

Take Pride Winnipeg! Inc. and the Winnipeg in Bloom committee are very pleased to have the WinnipegREALTORS® as a major sponsor again this year for the Flower Power 2013.


As you are driving around the city every day, you may see some amazing from yard gardens they would like to nominate for the contest. You can also promote this contest to your clients.

Important things to remember:


-The contest is free to enter, there is no catch.

-This is a front yard garden contest, so the garden must have curb appeal and be viewable from the street. Back yards and enclosed yards would not be eligible.

-There are six categories to enter, so remember that businesses, churches and apartment blocks are all eligible in addition to residential yards.


Entries are accepted via entry card, an entry form on the Take Pride Winnipeg! website (, telephone (204-956-7590) or via nomination from a friend, family member or community member.

The official deadline to enter is July 12, 2013. Judging will take place between July 15 and July 30 this year.


If you are interested in being a judge for this contest, please contact Carrie Lund, community relations coordinator ( ), who can provide further details for potential judges. Judging generally involves two to four hours of time and is a fun way to see the amazing gardens that enter.