Bloom Community Beautification Contest Winners

September 8, 2021

WFCU Credit Union Announces the Winners of the Bloom Community Beautification Contest in Windsor-Essex

Windsor, ON On September 8, 2021, WFCU Credit Union was pleased to announce the winners of the Bloom Community Beautification Contest. With overwhelming support from the community, over 75 submissions were received in which four were presented with a $500 award for their category.

The Bloom Community Beautification Contest presented by WFCU Credit Union is an exciting beautification project that acknowledges both local gardeners and community businesses for the contributions they make in greening the Windsor-Essex region. As another signature event of the WFCU Credit Union Inspire program, this contest aimed to promote community pride and active participation in our community.

The contest ran from July 7th – 30th, 2021 and was open to residents of Windsor-Essex. Photo submissions were judged based on a set of criteria, including the contribution to neighbourhood curb appeal, maintenance and horticultural practices and environmental sustainability. Individuals were able to enter their own property or nominate someone else’s into any of the four categories. The categories included, Best Residential Property, Best Residential Planters and/or Balcony, Best Commercial Property and Best Residential Edible Garden.

The St. Clair College Landscape-Horticulture Department assisted with the judging and selection of winners. WFCU extends a special thank you to Sandy MacDonald and Jason Milling of the St. Clair College Landscape-Horticulture Department.

The following gardeners were selected as the winners of the 2021 Bloom Community Beautification Contest:

Best Residential Property                                                                                 Patricia Pleli

Honourable Mentions: Stephanie Perta and Denise Crewe

Best Residential Planters and/or Balcony                                            Robert Lamoureux

Honourable Mentions: Diane Cottichio

Best Commercial Property                             
The Hospice of Windsor Essex County Inc.

Honourable Mentions: Chalet Photography

Best Residential Edible Garden                                                                          Jillian Pleli

Honourable Mentions: Sonia Debono and Peter Elias

“WFCU Credit Union would like to congratulate the recipients of the first annual Bloom Community Beautification Contest,” exclaimed Eddie Francis, President and CEO, WFCU Credit Union. Be sure to look around town for yard signs recognizing our winners and their contributions in beautifying our community. “We are proud to continuously do more for our members and our community, and thank everyone who participated and worked towards beautifying Windsor-Essex.”

To learn more about WFCU Credit Union and our Inspire program, please visit


For more information please contact:

Beth Ann Prince
Manager, Member Engagement & Community Investment
WFCU Credit Union
[email protected]

About WFCU Credit Union
WFCU Credit Union has been recognized as a leading, progressive financial institution headquartered in Windsor and Essex County since 1940. Proudly serving Ontario residents, community organizations, small businesses, commercial entities and public institutions for over 80 years, WFCU Credit Union is the sixth largest credit union in Ontario, and twentieth largest credit union in Canada, operating nine retail locations and one digital entity, Omnia Direct. Through these service channels, in combination with online and mobile banking, telephone banking and ATM services, WFCU Credit Union has become the financial institution of choice for 58,541 members across Ontario including 54,176 personal members in 25,664 households, 3,011 businesses and 1,354 organizations. Currently, WFCU Credit Union has $6.48 billion in Managed Assets and Member Service Totals of $8.8 billion.  WFCU Credit Union membership is open to anyone who lives and/or works in Ontario. For more information on WFCU Credit Union please visit

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