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Madawaska Valley Horticultural Society

District 2

About Us

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.

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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@hotmail.com 613-756-5685
Past President Peter Dolan belgianlinen@hotmail.com
1st Vice President Eden Guidroz edenevan@sasktel.net
2nd Vice President Sandy Kingsmith sandykingsmith@hotmail.com
Treasurer Connie Colton ccolton72@gmail.com
Secretarty Lesley Betts lesley.treeoflove@gmail.com
Web Administrator Terry Newcombe newcombe.terry@gmail.com 613-756-3344
General Information:

Our meetings are 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 Horticultural Society 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
January 2019 Meeting Jan 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm Opeongo Seniors Centre A Gardening Trivia Night
Feb 2019 Club Meeting Feb 19, 7:30 pm Opeongo Seniors Center Bees Both Domesticated and Wild (Andorra Howard)
March 2019 Club Meeting Mar 21, 7:30 pm Opeongo Seniors Center What is Green Burial? (Megan Spence)
April 2019 Club Meeting Apr 18, 7:30 pm Opeongo Seniors Center Moving to the Valley; Taking on Farm Life and a Market Garden with Gusto!
May 2019 Club Meeting May 16, 7:30 pm Opeongo Seniors Center Composting and Shade Gardening (Jay McLaren)
MVHS Annual Plant Sale May 18, 8-11 am Combermere Crafts Cabin Best selections in town for seedlings, starters, and compost!
June 2019 Club Meeting and Strawberry Social June 20, 6:30 (Strawberry Social), 7:30 (meeting) Opeongo Seniors Center How Can We Help Turtles? (Kelly Wallace)
Annual MVHS Garden Tour July 7, 10-4 Buy the $5 for guide to find the multiple locations. Your guide can be purchased at Gift It Gray, Barry's Bay, Old School Cafe, Laundry and Greenhouses, Combermere, & Grandma's Pantry, Killaloe
MVHS Annual BBQ & Auction July 18, 5-8 pm 25b Cormorant Lane, Combermere) Bring: - donations for the auction - meat etc. for barbecuing - a potluck dish to share - your choice of drinks and utensils - a lawn chair!
August 2019 Club Meeting August 15, 7:30 pm Opeongo Seniors Center FILM: "Modified: A Food Lover’s Journey into GMOs"
MVHS Flower & Vegetable Show August 17, 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 2019 Club Meeting September 18, 7:30 pm Opeongo Seniors Center Plant Auction (Mike Czerny)
October 2019 Club Meeting Oct 17, 7:30 pm Opeongo Seniors Center St. Francis Herb Farm (Paul & Caitlin Rivett-Carnac)
November 2019 Potluck & Club Meeting November 21, 6 pm Opeongo Seniors Center Christmas Arrangements (7:30, Ritsuko Honda), Pot Luck Dinner (6:00) and Elections
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