The City of Brandon despite its flood fighting year was able to bring home prizes from the 2011 National Communities in Bloom competition.

Elaine Arvisais represented the city at the awards program in Quebec City on the weekend.



Arvisais says the city also received recognition for its community gardener program.

Brandon was forced to pull out of the main bloom competition because of the work needed to protect the city from flood waters.

Arvisais says lots of clean up remains and she isn't sure if the city will be ready to enter in 2012.