Societies in Ontario
Madawaska Valley Gardening Club
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.
Opeongo Seniors Centre
19 Stafford Street
Barry's Bay. Ontario K0J 1B0
Our annual membership fee is only $10.
|Past President||Jeneene Brunton|
|1st Vice President||Maryjka Mychajlowycz|
|2nd Vice President||Ritsuko Honda|
|Web Administrator||Colina Taylor||Colina.firstname.lastname@example.org|
For the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, we will endeavour to hold any club events in the outdoors or by Zoom. This includes monthly meetings.
Check our Upcoming Events calendar below for 2022. If we need to change the schedule due to provincial requirements we will email all members.
When it is safe to gather indoors, 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!
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!
|Annual General Meeting||19 January 2023, 7:30 pm||Opeongo Seniors Centre||Information will be sent to members|
|The Farm Experience||19 Jan 2023, 7:30 pm||Opeongo Seniors Centre||Jackson and Blake, Seed and Stone Farmstead|
|Sustainable Agricultural Practactices||16 February 2023, 7:30 pm||Opeongo Seniors Centre||Jennifer Doelman, CCA-ON, Director, Zone 8|
|Growing and Making Tea||16 March 2023, 7:30 pm||Opeongo Seniors Centre||Francis O'Malley|
|Secret World of Mosses||20 April 2023, 7.30 pm||Opeongo Seniors Centre||Cassandera Robillard|
|Gardening as we Age||18 May 2023, 7.30 pm||Opeongo Seniors Centre||Charlie Dobbin|
|Plant Sale||20 May 2023, 9.00 am to noon||Combermere Craft Cabin Frontyard||Compost for sale $5.00 a bag. Donated by BEI|
|Strawberry Social||15 June 2023, 6:30 to 7:30 pm||Opeongo Seniors Centre||Tickets are $5.00 each|
|Container Gardening||15 June 2023, 7:30 pm||Opeongo Seniors Centre||Colina Taylor|
|Garden Tour||9 July 2023, 10 am||Outdoors, various locations||Tour guides and maps are $5.00 per person.|
|Garden BBQ and Auction||13 July 2023, 5:00pm||TBA||Location to be announces at the Strawberry Social|
|Guided Hike at Shaw Woods||17 August 2023||Shaw Woods||Time TBA http://www.shawwoods.ca/|
|Flower and Vegetable Show||19 August 2023||Royal Canadian Legion, Barry's Bay||Placement 8 -10 am. Judging 10 am - noon. Public viewing 1 - 3 pm.|
|Inez Boehme Dessert Tea||19 August 2023||Royal Canadian Legion, Barry's Bay||Open 1 - 3 pm. Proceeds from the tea used for bursaries awarded to students pursuing post graduate studies that support ecological care of the environment.|
|Barry's Bay Plant Sale||16 Sept 2023, 9 am - noon||Zurakowski Park, Barry's Bay||Plants can be brought in the morning of the sale. Please label and price everything.|
|Native Trees and Their Healing Properties||21 September 2023, 7:30 pm||Opeongo Seniors Centre||Robbie Anderman|
|Permaculture||19 October 2023, 7:30 pm||Opeongo Seniors Centre||Christina Anderman|
|Seed Exchange||19 October 2023, 7 - 7:30 pm||Opeongo Seniors Centre||Please bring your seeds to share, in small labeled packets.|
|Potluck Dinner||16 November 2023, 6:30 pm||Opeongo Seniors Centre||Please bring a food dish to share.|
|Elections||16 November 2023, 7:00 pm||Opeongo Seniors Centre||Bring food donations for the Food Bank.|
|Winter Decorations||16 November 2023, 7:30 pm||Opeongo Seniors Centre||Pamela McNichol, Church Street Flowers.|