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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 Street
Barry's Bay. Ontario K0J 1B0
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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 Colina Taylor president@mvgardeningclub.ca
Past President Jeneene Brunton
1st Vice President Maryjka Mychajlowycz
2nd Vice President Ritsuko Honda
Treasurer Connie Colton
Secretary Liz Sidor
Web Administrator Colina Taylor Colina.presmvgc@gmail.com
General Information:

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!

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
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.
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