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Madawaska Valley Gardening Club

District 2

About Us

Now known as the Madawaska Valley Gardening Club, the first general meeting for the Madawaska Valley Horticultural Society was held in Combermere, Ontario on February 15, 1990.

· On August 22, 1990 the Honourable Davis Ramsey, Minister of Agriculture and Food, approved the incorporation of the Madawaska Valley Horticultural Society under the Agricultural and Horticultural Act.

· On September 15, 1990, Barbara Commandant, Charter President, received our Charter certificate.

· Our society's flower is lily-of-the-valley.

· We are a member of the Ontario Horticultural Association, created in 1906. The objective of the OHA is the advancement of all horticulture through the use of 19 individual districts throughout Ontario. We, as a society, are in District 2 and receive from OHA their quarterly newsletter, awards structure, and an opportunity to attend their annual convention. The OHA newsletters are printed in co-operation with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture.

On January 17, 2019, our membership voted to adopt a second name, the Madawaska Valley Gardening Club, while retaining our original charter name for legal purposes.


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Our general meeting location is:

Opeongo Seniors' Centre
19 Stafford St
Barry's Bay.ON K0J 1B'0
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The fee to join our society is:

Our annual membership fee is only $10.

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
President Jeneene Brunton jeneene b at hotmail.com 613-756-5685
Past President Peter Dolan belgianlinen at hotmail.com
1st Vice President Eden Guidroz edenevan at sasktel.net
2nd Vice President Ritsuko Honda rihonda at hotmail.com
Treasurer Connie Colton ccolton72 at gmail.com
Secretary Terry Newcombe newcombe.terry@gmail.com
Web Administrator Terry Newcombe newcombe.terry@gmail.com 613-756-3344
General Information:

For the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, all club events are cancelled until further notice. This includes monthly meetings, the May plant sale, the July Garden Tour, and the July BBQ.

When it is safe to gather, our meetings will once again be held at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month (except for our July BBQ and December). Bring your monthly competition exhibits. Bring your enthusiasm. And please bring your indoor footwear when the weather is wet!

Join Us!

Becoming a member of the Madawaska Valley Gardening Club costs just $10 a year, and lets you participate not just in the meetings but also in all of our competitions, auctions, plant sales, barbeques and pot-lucks. You'll never find a better deal than this for having fun while learning tons.

To join, just bring your $10 to our next monthly meeting. Hope to see you there!

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
August 2020 Club Meeting August 20, 7:30 pm Opeongo Seniors Center Perennials: Different Varieties and Splitting (Kathleen Hubert:, Hubert’s Springhill Nursery, Petawawa)
MVGC Flower & Vegetable Show August 22, 8-10 am (plant placement), 1-3 pm (doors open to public) Royal Canadian Legion, HWY 62 & Stafford St Enter your flowers, fruits, & vegetables, or just come to enjoy all the beautiful displays.
September 2020 Club Meeting September 17, 7:30 pm Opeongo Seniors Center Plant Auction (Mike Czerny)
October 2020 Club Meeting Oct 15, 7:30 pm Opeongo Seniors Center The Secret World of Mosses (Cassandra Robillard)
November 2020 Potluck & Club Meeting November 19, 6 pm Opeongo Seniors Center Potluck, then Winter Decorations (Pamela Menichol of Church St Flowers, Barry’s Bay)
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2019-Yearbook.pdf

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