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Thunder Bay Horticultural Society

District 14

About Us

Come join us at the Thunder Bay Horticultural Society.
We welcome experienced gardeners to share their knowledge and skills along with new gardeners to come and learn with us.
We have monthly meetings and guest speakers who share their passions with us.
In the month of May/June we hold a plant sale and Garden Tours during the summer in July & August.
Our Beautification Award nominations run throughout the summer with presentations taking place at our October meeting.
November is our the Annual General Meeting which is followed by a potluck supper along with a silent auction, twoonie bags and canned food drive for the LU student kitchen cupboards.

The 2022 events are in the Calendar listed below.

In 2023 it will be the 100th anniversary for our society and planning is already underway.


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Our general meeting location is:

Oliver Road Community Centre
563 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay ON P7B 2H2
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The fee to join our society is:

Adults $15 Seniors $10 Youth $5

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
President Pat Izsak izsakp@shaw.ca 807-475-3587
Vice-President / Webpage administer Vickie Bureau vickiesgarden@shaw.ca 807-622-0916/(C)633-7503
Past President Phyllis Garton phylsfrills@gmail.com 807-473-9819
Secretary/2nd Vice President Diane Couch dewhurst.diane@shaw.ca 807-767-1388/(w)345-1411
Treasurer Florence Fontaine Dewhurst.diane@shaw.ca 807-345-7266
Director 2020-2022-Awards / 100th Anniversary Chair Wilma Wood wwood@tbaytel.net 807-344-7509
Director 2020-2022-Public Plantings Shirley Robson shirleyrobson@shaw.ca 807-620-8600
General Information:

Our meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month, February-June & September-November.

Our May meeting consists of -
6:30 pm- Public proclamation for Year of The Garden, with Mayor Mauro.
Cake & refreshments, General Meeting,
Guest Speaker - Guest speaker- Lee-Ann Chevrette- Boreal Forest Teas-Topics-Forest and plant ecology, botany, herbalism, ethnobotany, and wild edible and medicinal plants.

Please note that COVID protocols will be in place at the door and the wearing of masks are of a personal choice.

Join Us!

We welcome you to come out and see what we are all about. You can drop in without a membership just to see what goes on.
Memberships offer a 10% discount at some local garden shops & nurseries and are very reasonably priced.
Come on out to visit us and see what we are all about...Hope to see you soon!
2022 Events are tentative, due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
February General Meeting February 17, 2022; 7:00pm Oliver Road Community Centre Discussion-Year of the Garden, -Presentation- Paul Bureau-Raised Bed Construction
Information Booth-Thunder Bay Country Market Wednesdays February 23- April 13, 2022 3:30 - 6:30PM 425 Northern Ave, Thunder Bay, ON P7C 2V7 Information Booth and Membership Drive
Information Booth-Thunder Bay Country Market Saturdays February 26 - April 16, 2022; 8:00 - 1:00 425 Northern Ave, Thunder Bay, ON P7C 2V7 Information Booth and Membership Drive
March General Meeting March 17, 2022; 7:00pm Oliver Road Community Centre Guest Speakers -(1)- Lenore Marginet-Topic-Inception of The Thunder Bay Butterflyway Ranger Project., Guest speaker-(2)-Kyla Moore-Topics-Earth-Care Greening Group, Deputation to The City of Thunder Bay regarding boulevard plantings and naturalization.
April General Meeting April 21, 2022; 7:00pm Oliver Road Community Centre Guest Speaker - Arjen DeBruin - DeBruin'S Greenhouse - Hydroponic Gardening.
Year of The Garden Proclamation May 19, 2022 6:30pm Oliver Road Community Centre Public Proclamation for "YEAR OF THE GARDEN" with Mayor Bill Mauro
May General Meeting May 19, 2022 7:00 pm Oliver Road Community Centre Guest speaker- Lee-Ann Chevrette- Boreal Forest Teas-Topics-Forest and plant ecology, botany, herbalism, ethnobotany, and wild edibel and medicinal plants.
June General Meeting June 16, 2022; 7:00pm Oliver Road Community Centre Guest Speaker-Glenn Hart-Nipigon Red Rock Horticultural Society -Verticle & Square Foot Gardening.
Plant Sale drop off June 17, 2022 6:00 - 8:00pm Oliver Road Community Centre Bring your potted plants to the Oliver Road Community Centre for the Saturday Sale
Plant Sale June 18, 2022 10:00 - 2:00 Oliver Road Community Centre Annual Plant Sale
July & August July & August 2022 Various locations in and around Thunder Bay Garden Tours
September General Meeting September 15, 2022; 7:00pm George Burke Park Foraging for mushrooms with Ben Bohemier
October General Meeting October 20, 2022; 7:00pm Oliver Road Recreation Centre Garden Beautifiction Awards and Year of the Garden Contest Winners
November General Meeting November 17, 2022; 7:00pm Oliver Road Recreation Centre AGM, Elections, Christmas Social
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