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Town announces winners of 2016 ‘Rosemère in Bloom’

Create: 09/19/2016 - 21:33

The names of the winners of the 2016 edition of the Rosemère in Bloom competition were announced during a special ceremony held on Sept. 7 at Rosemère town hall. This year again, Rosemèrites responded in large numbers with landscapes of outstanding quality.
Automatic registration
Rosemère in Bloom is an annual competition where all Rosemère properties are automatically registered in general categories. Residents can also register, free of charge, in special categories. Volunteer judges crisscrossed Rosemère’s territory as a whole between July 2 and 31 to determine the winners.
“This competition has been a tradition in Rosemère for 28 years now,” said Mayor Madeleine Leduc, while adding: “This summer activity is highly anticipated by Rosemèrites and attests to our residents’ commitment to beautifying their town and preserving its country flavour.”
The Grand Winners
Categories in which all Rosemère properties were automatically registered are: Front in Bloom, Cosy Corner, Native Garden (new this year), Unique Tree and Majestic Tree. The grand winners in these categories, all sectors combined, are: Front in Bloom: 274 Du Bocage Street, Cosy Corner: 289 Willowtree Street West, Native Garden: 306 Westward Street, Unique Tree: 348 Golfridge Street (Tulip tree), Majestic Tree: 435 Northcote Street (Red oak).
In the commercial class, winners in the Front in Bloom category are: In the Labelle Blvd. sector: Rosemère Golf Club. In the Grande-Côte and Others sector: Meubles Château Napoléon. Special categories requiring registration were Environmental Action, Vegetable Garden and Backyard. The winners are: Environmental Action: 248 Paradis Street (edible garden),Vegetable Garden: no registrations, Backyard, 0 to 9,999 ft.2: 231 André-Gilles-Lauzon Street, Backyard, 10,000 to 19,999 ft.2: 237 St-Laurent Street, Backyard, over 20,000 ft.2: 492 De l’Érablière Street (special mention: Flower Garden) and 268 De Rosemère Street (special mention: Alpine Garden).
Streets in Bloom winners
Finally, in each of the Town’s six sectors, the 2016 Streets in Bloom are: Sector 1: Du Jardin-Des-Tourelles Sector 2: Gilmour, Sector 3: Des Plaines, Sector 4: Northcote, Sector 5: Des Alises, Sector 6: Carolyn-Owens. Mayor Madeleine Leduc thanked all the volunteer judges entrusted with the careful task of crisscrossing the territory throughout the month of July, looking for the most outstanding landscapes.
She also noted the generosity of the thirteen property owners who opened their magnificent gardens to the public for the Secret Gardens Tour, the second facet of Rosemère in Bloom held on July 10. The population had been invited to discover true horticultural gems on these private properties opened to the general public on this day only. A total of $2,565 was raised by the sale of tickets to this event, an amount that was donated, in its entirety, to Les Petits Plaisirs, an organization helping the region’s families with a disabled child.
New organic waste pick-up
In other news from Rosemère, as of Sept. 12 the town has begun implementing organic waste pick-ups in all residential, commercial and institutional sectors currently served by municipal waste collection services. This initiative seeks to significantly reduce the volume of domestic waste in landfills and convert organic waste into compost.
For citizens who missed the information session held in August, a second session was held on Sept. 20 at the Memorial Community Centre (202 Grande-Côte). During the course of this information session, residents had the opportunity to ask questions and share their concerns with regards to this new collection.
In addition, for the benefit of English-speaking residents, English copies of the presentation were available that evening, and questions were answered in English as needed. For additional information, citizens are invited to go to the town’s website at www.ville.rosemere.qc.ca or call 450 621-3500, ext. 3300.

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