Millet in Bloom


Millet in Bloom


2020 Museum Staff
(L to R) Margarita, Maggie, Tracey, Brittney


2019 Museum Staff 
(L to R) Brittney, Ashly, Kelsey, Peyton, Maggie


2018 Museum Staff along with MIB Chair, Carol Sadoroszney 
(L to R) Linda, Carol, Ashly, Taylor, Tracey, Maggie 

2017 Museum Staff who take care of the Museum Beds, and assist
with the Millet in Bloom Photo Collection, Presenation PowerPoints, and creation of Display Board
Top (L to R) Tracey 
Middle (l to R) Maggie and Lyssa
Bottom (L to R) Kayla and Tori

The Millet & District Museum, Archives and Visitor Information Center has been the proud winner
of the Local Competition "Best Organization" Award, for 2010, 2011 and 2014.

2010 MIB Award64.2011.6692011 MIB Award 


 Museum Staff assisting in planing for Millet in Bloom at the Museum.

Communities in Bloom is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental awareness and municipal beautification through community involvement and the challenge of a national program. 

MIB Logo                               64.2011.684

For more information on this program, contact Carol at 780-387-4554.

Communities in Bloom is a national program involving hundreds of communities across Canada and abroad. In July and August, trained volunteer judges travel to participating communities to evaluate the overall contributions of municipal council and departments; industry; businesses and the private sector - including volunteer efforts - in regards to the following eight criteria:

  • Tidiness
  • Environmental Action
  • Heritage Conservation
  • Urban Forestry
  • Landscape
  • Turf & Groundcovers
  • Floral Displays
  • Community Involvement

Community involvement is included in all above categories.


 People, Plants and Pride... Growing Together

Celebrating 24 years of Millet in Bloom (1996 - 2019)


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The National Awards are offered each year by the National Capital Commission (NCC) whis is the Crown Corporation mandated to plan, develop and showcase Canada's capital.  The NCC is a Crown corporation that was created by Parliament in 1959 as the keeper of federal lands and buildings in the National Capital Region, with a task and sanction to build the Capital region into a source of pride and unity for Canadians.

All the trophies are created from granite extracted from the Canadian Shield and which has been extensively used on the Confederation Boulevard in the core of the Capita.  This ceremonial route links all the important icons in the core of the Capital such as Parliament Hill, the National Gallery, The Royal Canadian mint, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, to name a few.  The trophies are adorned with a pewter maple leaf coated in gold leaf, identical to those that top the distinctive street lamps lining the Confederation Boulevard.  The NCC congratulates winners for their community success and civic pride by offering the National Awards as symbolic link to Canada's Capital.

Millet has received FOUR NATIONAL AWARDS

In Millet in 2007, HWY 2A was lined with flowerbeds, hanging baskets and flowers surrounding old farm equipment. This, among other things, guided Millet towards winning the National award in 2007 with a special mention for Heritage Conservation.

In 2001, floral displays, landscapes and clean streets made Millet ‘sparkle’. This gave Millet the National Communities in Bloom award.

Millet’s tidiness, striking entrance signs and hanging baskets made the town of Millet a nice place to visit. This contributed to Millet’s special mention for the best floral design in 1998. 

In 2016 we won Nation Competition, Bronze, Floral Displays, Outstanding Achievement, Volunteerism & Community Partnerships, Special Mention


Millet has participated in Communities in Bloom in numerous ways:

1996     Provincial Competition - Turf Areas
1998     National Competition, Floral Displays
1999     National Competition, Landscaped Areas
2000     International Competition with Audley, England - Integration of Historical
              Artifacts & Landscaping
2001     NATIONAL WINNER - Museum Project
2002     International Challenge, Hwy 2A Park
2003     International Challenge, Pipestone Creek Park
2004     National Competition, Dedication to One’s Community
2005     Provincial Competition, Community Involvement
2008     National Competition, Heritage Murals & Criteria Award for Heritage Conservation
2009     National Competition, Museum Archives
2010     National Competition, Floral Displays on Main Street
2011     Circle of Champions Small Category, National Competition, Hail Storm Cleanup and Joint Winner Community Display
2012     Circle of Champions Small Category, National Competition, Volunteer Recognition by Town & Businesses

2013     Circle of Champions Small Category, National Competition, Gardens of Remembrance

2014      Circle of Champions Small Category, National Competition
2015      National Competition, Bronze, Millet in Bloom 20th Anniversary Project.
2016      Nation Competition, Bronze, Floral Displays, Outstanding Achievement, Volunteerism & Community Partnerships, Special Mention
2017      NATIONAL WINNER, Circle of Champions, Medium Category, Silver 
2018      National Competition, Circle of Excellence, Silver

View our virtual Millet in Bloom exhibit here: Online Exhibits


 The National Judges, Susan and Anne-Marie,  will be in Millet July 30, 2019 for the local competition awards and dinner and will be taking their tour of Millet on July 21st 

Congratulations to the 2018 Millet in Bloom Winners!


Overall 1st Place - Mike and Tera Ainsworth

Front Yard - Mary Hegge

Backyard - Craig Rudolph and Chanda Bobinski

Backyard Honourable Mention - Luke and Alyse Kwantes

Vegetable Garden - Shirley Holden

Mobile Residence - Lawrence and Dorothy Blandin

Mobile Honourable Mention - Delilah Bleictl

Novelty - Brian and Darlene Greenwood

Most Improved - Rob Iverson and Rebecca Frost

Organization - Lions Club

Business - Bubbles and Mutts Home Grooming

Business Honourable Mention - Liquor Store 'n' More

 Congratulations to the 2018 Millet in Bloom Winners! 


Overall 1st Place - Rolf & Grace Nosterud 

Front Yard - Rod & Kathy Thomson 

Back Yard - Don & Sigrid Gitzel

Vegetable Garden - Mike & Tera Ainsworth 

Mobile Residence - Sandra Ramm

Organization - Millet & District Historical Society 
Millet & District Museum, Archives, & Visitor Services

Business - Bigstone Custom Cabinets 

On July 26, 2017 the National Communities in Bloom judges, Jim and Evelyn, came to Millet to judge the community  

Congratulations to the 2017 Millet in Bloom Winners!

Overall 1st Place – Jim & Audrey McConnell

Canada 150 - Marlene Alberts Wadsworth & Tony Wadsworth

Front Yard 1st Place –  Don & Shirley Wark

Backyard 1st Place – Wayne & Audrey Smith

Vegetable Garden 1st Place – Mike & Myrna Lalande

Special Feature (Window Boxes) 1st Place – Lennie Taylor

Waterfal Feature 1st Place – Brent & Sheila Hutzul

Mobile Residence 1st Place – Sherman & Val Lane

Business 1st Place – Scissors

Adopted Bed 1st Place – Pipestone Creek Park Entrance, Jerome & Mary Kroening

Organization 1st Place – Millet & District Historical Society

Most Improved - Lisa Shoening


Pictured above are the 2017 Local Competition Winners at the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner July 25, 2017.
Photo taken by Joy Storey.

Each winner received a Miracle-Gro prize pack in recognition of their "hard work and dedication to create and maintain such an impressive garden". The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is in Partnerships with Communities in Bloom. Check out the Scotts Miracle-Gro Facebook page

Millet in Bloom recognized Volunteers for their continued support (2019)

5 Years (2019)

Nicole Leavitt

15 Years (2019)

Eleanor Pydde

 Millet in Bloom recognized Volunteers for their continued support (2017)

5 Years (2017)

Jerome & Mary Kroening


Jerome & Mary Kroening
Photo taken by Joy Storey.

10 years (2017)
Darlene Pohl


Darlene Pohl pictured with Eleanor Pydde Town Council Representative and Emcee .
Photo taken by Joy Storey

20 Years (2017)

Darlene Kenyon

Carol Sadoroszney

Glen & Rose Norby


Darlene Kenyon pictured with Eleanor Pydde Town Council Representative and Emcee .
Photo taken by Joy Storey


Carol Sadoroszney pictured with Eleanor Pydde Town Council Representative and Emcee .
Photo taken by Joy Storey


Glen & Rose Norby pictured with Eleanor Pydde Town Council Representative and Emcee .
Photo taken by Joy Storey

Millet in Bloom Programs

Adopt a Tree

It's Our Environment Booklet

It's Our Environment Booklet

Memorial Rose Garden Policy

Park Benches & Recepticales

Tree Resource Guide

MiB Brochure 2014

Millet Centennial Cemetery Garden Brochure

Millet in Bloom Newsletter July/August

Museum Staff from 2014. Top (L to R) Heather, Karlee, Linda, Tracey, and Brynn. Bottom (L to R) Victoria and Nicole.

 Over 2000 tulips were planted around Millet