Capreol Hosting Communities in Bloom Judges
Communities in Bloom Garden of Life Trains

The Garden of Life is located at the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre.

The town of Capreol is set to host a pair of judges this week from Communities in Bloom Ontario. The annual showcase critiques the town on a number of different criteria including Heritage Preservation, Tidiness, Floral Displays, Community Involvement, Urban Forestry and Environmental Stewardship. This will be the town’s fifth consecutive year participating in the program.

Communities in Bloom Garden of Life

The Garden of Life was created to promote organ and tissue donation.

“This has been a really great project for the community of Capreol,” said Cody Cacciotti, Operations Manager at the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Capreol Communities in Bloom Committee Member. “Being part of the Communities in Bloom program has provided Capreol access to new sources of funding, corporate donations, marketing opportunities and a wealth of resources that have helped move the town forward at the grassroots level.”

Communities in Bloom Peace Park

Many Capreol residents have donated plants, bird houses, benches and arbors to complete the Peace Park. It has been named in memory of all our men and women who served our country in war and peace.

Last year the town captured a 5/5 Bloom Rating along with a criteria award for Heritage Preservation. Groups across the town have been working on a number of special initiatives that should help Capreol maintain its Five Bloom rating. The museum recently unveiled a newly restored 1907 steam locomotive and helped install bee houses throughout the downtown core. The Capreol Branch of the Northern Credit Union worked alongside the Mohns Family and the City of Greater Sudbury to install a new splash pad and the entire community came together to push for the revitalization of its riverfront area along Lakeshore Street.

“The citizens of Capreol have really invested their time and fought hard for this project and the result shows what is possible when the municipal government and the citizens are able to work side by side to accomplish something special,” said Cacciotti.

The results of the showcase will be revealed during the annual awards symposium in September.

At one point Junction Creek ran through downtown, giving Sudbury the name "Venice of the North".

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