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District 1 is organizing the 108th convention in Cornwall.
Below are some of the speakers you can look forward to seeing at convention 2014:
The Banquet Keynote Speaker is Larry Hodgson from Quebec City. Larry is a free-lance garden writer, lecturer, photographer, and author of over 40 books and hundreds of articles. He is the Vice-President of the Garden Writers Association, a member of the Perennial Plant Association and owner of Horticom Inc.
Friday, July 18th, Jim Brownell of the Lost Villages Historical Society will recount the loss of communities which formerly existed along the St. Lawrence River prior to its re-routing for the construction of the Moses-Saunders Power Dam and the St. Lawrence Seaway in the 1950's. This event also led to the loss of two Horticultural Societies, Wales and Milles Roches.
Saturday, July 19th, Carol Dunk, Past President, Ontario Horticultural Association 2011, will speak about 'Pollinators'. Carol taught business and computer courses at Georgian College in Barrie and served as a a Zone Director on the Board of the Provincial Master Gardeners of Ontario. Her interest in Pollinators grew out of a desire to make roadsides more attractive and evolved into an obsession for planting for native bees.
Sunday, July 20th, Bruce Henbest, author of the book, 'Early Settlers', will take you on a journey back in time to the 1800's and describe Upper Canada Village. The Village is a collection of several historic buildings salvaged from some of the communities submerged during the construction of the Seaway. You will also find a monument commemorating the War of 1812 battle fought at Crysler's Farm. Bruce is a retired Master Gardener originally from Alberta.
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