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||Eden Guidroz||edenevan at sasktel.net|
|2nd Vice President||Ritsuko Honda||rihonda at hotmail.com||613-602-3404|
|Treasurer||Connie Colton||ccolton72 at gmail.com|
|Web Administrator||Colina Taylor||ColinaTaylor at outlook.com|
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||20 January 2022||By Zoom||Invitations will be sent to members|
|"Native Plants": Stefan Weber||17 March 2022, 7.30 pm||By Zoom|
|"Panama Flora and Fauna": Terry Newcombe||21 April 2022, 7.30 pm||By Zoom|
|"Succulent Gardening": Molly Shannon||19 May 2022, 7.30 pm||By Zoom|
|Plant Sale||28 May 2022, 9.00 am to noon||Combermere Craft Cabin Frontyard|
|Strawberry Social||18 June 2022, 1.00 to 3.00 pm||Opeongo Seniors Centre Backyard|
|"Wild Turkeys": Brian Gray||18 June 2022, 3.00 to 4.00 pm||Opeongo Seniors Centre Backyard|
|Garden Tour||10 July 2022||Outdoors, various locations||TBA|
|Garden BBQ and Auction||21 July 2022, 5.00 pm||TBA|
|"Mosses and Lichens": Cassandra Robillard||18 August 2022, 7.30 pm||1920 B River Road||Home of Peter and Anna Dolan|
|Flower and Vegetable Show||20 August 2022||TBA|
|Annual Plant Auction||15 September 2022, 7.30 pm||TBA||Auctioneer Miko Czerny assisted by Peter Langtvet|
|Fun Trivia Night||20 October 2022||By Zoom|
|Elections||17 November 2022, 7.30 pm||TBA|