Cache Creek captures 4 blooms

Cache Creek Communities in Bloom earn 4 Blooms in the provincial CiB competition.

Carmen Ranta and Cache Creek Mayor John Ranta (Right) receive a special award on behalf of Cache Creek, for Landscaped Areas from Tony Bradwell (Left) of Urban Systems, the company that sponsored the award.

Carmen Ranta and Cache Creek Mayor John Ranta (Right) receive a special award on behalf of Cache Creek, for Landscaped Areas from Tony Bradwell (Left) of Urban Systems, the company that sponsored the award.

The BC Communities in Bloom 2013 awards ceremony took place in Kamloops over the weekend, and Cache Creek committee members were thrilled to receive four out of five blooms.

The ceremony took place at the Sun Rivers  with about 75 people from across BC in attendance.

“We didn’t expect to win,” said chair of the CiB committee Carmen Ranta, “but we were hoping to do better than last year’s three blooms.”

Which they did.

“We still have some work to be done in Cache Creek,” she said. “The evaluation [provided by the judges] will help guide that work. We’re showing steady improvement.

She said the town lost marks for Tidiness – especially for residential properties. Another low area was for Water Conservation.

“We need to get more people on board for next year,” said Ranta. “The committee has a few ideas for future projects, but we need volunteers. Our goal is five blooms, but we can’t do it without the support of everyone.”

She said the committee was very happy to receive the provincial award for Landscaped Areas, sponsored by Urban Systems.

“I believe that largely is for the Gateway (Cariboo Sam) Park, and also for the excellent planning for parks, and the way the Village is looking at the future.

Ranta attended the ceremony with her husband, Mayor Ranta, and committee members Councillor Lisa Dafoe, and Susan Graham, the Village’s landscaper.

This year’s provincial participants included Barriere, Logan Lake, Salmo, Lake Country, Kent, Merritt, Hope, Salmon Arm, Silverton, Sooke and Cache Creek.

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