Come stay a while in the village of Champion, which last year was award five blooms from Communities in Bloom (CiB) judges.
Marilyn Wolfe, chair of the village’s CiB committee, says it was almost too good to be true that Champion had received all five blooms in the category of municipalities of 500 residents and under.
“We have been noted as the best village in the province as far as Communities in Bloom is concerned.”
Champion offers a variety of amenities and is about 10 minutes south of Vulcan on Highway 23. It is centrally located between the popular Little Bow Provincial Park (12 minutes to the east) and Twin Valley Dam Campground (10 minutes to the west).
Numerous services and amenities are located within the village.
The Champion Community Park offers campsites serviced with water, electricity and firepits, as well as washrooms/showers, a camp kitchen, horseshoe pits, and a playground and picnic area.
Bordering the Champion public school (K-9) you will find a track and sports field, baseball diamonds, playground, and an outdoor swimming pool.
Take a stroll around the village and relax in the park situated directly west of the Community Hall where visitors frequent to take photos by the gazebo.
Legacy Corner, across the street from the Village administration office, features a gazebo with historic displays and picnic tables for your enjoyment.
The west end of main street features a one-of-a-kind historic display of grain elevators and a coal car.
Champion also has a convenience/grocery store, ATB bank, and a restaurant.
This July 1, Champion has organized lots of events, including a slo-pitch tournament, lawnmower races and a classic car shiow and shine, to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.
Visit www.villageofchampion.com for more details about the village’s Canada Day celebration.