Activities will include information display on various aspect of orchids, plants displays, talks and activities to engage both adults and children, orchid vendors will also be participating so you can take something home with you.
Displays and information about the work of the OSPF, on the weekend there will be a reception in honour of all those people who have contributed to the OSPF over the past 25 years, as well as many talks and activities aimed at engaging the public into understanding the fascinating world of orchids. A detail program is being develop and will be posted on the OSPF WEB page and facebook
The COC is delighted that Melissa McCormick will be presenting at Orchidfest 2018.
Orchids know no borders! Let’s support the efforts of the Orchidfest organizers by making sure that Ms. McCormick receives a warm welcome by a strong attendance at this presentation
For event information, schedule, and ticket price detail visit the event website at www.orchidfest.ca
“Speaker Melissa McCormick – Principal Investigator and Research Scientist at The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Melissa is a leading expert in the field of orchid ecology where she examines the effects of environment conditions and the abundance of mycorrhizal fungi (those amazing underground networks that help orchids thrive and survive) as drivers of orchid flowering and distribution. She is also currently studying specific bacteria that live within the fungi and how they affect their formation and growth. Melissa will be joining us in the field to see first-hand the wonderful species that flourish in our unique environment, and on Saturday evening she will share with us some insights into her research about orchids and the fungi that are critical to their very existence.” – source: event website, retrieved May 10, 2018
AOS Western Canada Judging Center
Chair – Salleh, Abu
Apt. 209, 888 Pacific St., Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6Z 2S6; Cell: (604) 328-5363, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Judging takes place on the second Saturday of the month except where noted:
Please check the AOS judging calendar for details.
Send cut flowers to: Abu Salleh, #209 – 888 Pacific Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2S6.
Below are meeting dates/times/locations for 2018
Friday, September 28, 2018 – 1:00 pm with Central Vancouver Island Orchid Society (CVIOS) Show in Nanaimo, B.C.
October (date to be confirmed) – 1:00 pm with Fraser Valley Orchid Society (FVOS) in Langley, B.C.
Saturday, November 10, 2018 – 1:00 pm at Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary, Victoria, B.C.
Saturday, December 8, 2018 – 11:30 am at Sea Island Community Center, Richmond, B.C.
To have your orchid judged, contact Abu Saleh (details above) for additional information including fees.
To learn more about orchid awards and judging, go to the following links:
This information is accurate as of posting (August 24, 2018);
please check with contacts provided above for any changes closer to an event.