Tignish to show its CIB pride

Eric McCarthy
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TIGNISH -- Tignish Village Council hopes to get good mileage out of its recent national award. 

The community received five blooms and the distinction of being the top community in the population under 1,000 category earlier this fall at the national Communities in Bloom awards ceremony in Ottawa-Gatineau.

Council vice-chair, Ed Gallant, who represented Tignish at the awards ceremony, said it is now up to Tignish to promote itself for what it has to offer. “I think it is a fantastic award to receive,” he suggested to fellow councilors. He gained council approval for a proposal of adding the Communities in Bloom logo to community letterhead and envelopes.

Judy Morrissey-Richard, councilor responsible for the Communities in Bloom committee, said Tignish also hopes to gain bus traffic from cruise ships because of its national recognition and anticipates delegates attending next year’s CIB national awards ceremony in Charlottetown will want to visit her West Prince community.

Signage proclaiming the CIB recognition will be posted at the entrances to the community.

Morrissey-Richard announced that CIB judging will be taking place in Tignish next year somewhere between July 9 and 31. She put out a call for more committee members to help keep Tignish progressing forward.   

Organizations: Bloom committee

Geographic location: Tignish, Ottawa, Charlottetown West Prince

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