The provincial judges from the Communities in Bloom competition have made their choices for the best-of-the-best in Barry’s Bay.

Honours in business beautification, community garden, vegetable and flower gardens, creative planter home and planter business.

The competition is locally judged and provincially supported by promoting community beautification.

The organizers also use the Ontario-wide event to promote environmental awareness.

Over 15 businesses and residents were honoured this weekend in Wilno, Combermere and Barry’s Bay.


Business Beautification:

Pinewood Inn

Valley Living

The Mayflower


Community Garden:

St. Joseph’s House

St. Francis Valley Manor


Best Vegetable Garden:

Terry Newcombe

Alma Coffman and Loretta Fritz

Marvin Beanish


Best Flower Garden:

Rose Yantha

Suzanne Wasmund

Alice Gunther


Best Creative Planter (Business):

Valley Living

Madawaska Valley Inn


Bev Hardy

Scott Mask

Mary Ann Dombroskie