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2020 Meeting Dates

Speakers and Events

Mark your calendars!

January 27, 2020

Speaker of the month: Terry Groszeibl

~ Forestview Orchids~

      Culture Session - Paul Paludet
      ~ Water Quality: Lights ~

        February 23, 2020

        Speaker of the month:  Tom Mirenda - Hawaii
            Culture Session - TBA
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            March 22, 2020

            Speaker of the month: CANCELLED
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                Culture Session - CANCELLED
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                March 27 to 29, 2020

                Orchid Fair 2020

                Annual Show and Sales


                April 28, 2020 - CANCELLED

                Beginners Month
                Hands-On Growing and Care Demos

                No Culture Session

                We start at 12h30 to 15h30. This meeting is for new members and is called ‘beginners month’. The following presentations have been arranged:

                • General Orchid Culture - presented by Darrell Albert
                • Cattleya Culture - presented by Gordon Heaps
                • Paphiopedilum Culture - presented by Tom deBoer
                • Phalaenopsis Culture - presented by Paul Paludet

                May 24, 2020

                Speaker of the month: CANCELLED 
                    Culture Session - CANCELLED

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                    June 23, 2020

                    Speaker of the month: CANCELLED
                        Culture Session - CANCELLED
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                        July and August, 2019

                        Summer Break

                        ~ No Meetings ~

                        September 27, 2020

                        Speaker of the month: TBD
                            Culture Session - CANCELLED
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                            October 25, 2020

                            Speaker of the month: TBD 
                                Culture Session - TBA
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                                November 24, 2020

                                Annual General Meeting and Silent Auction


                                Please note

                                There are No Meetings in July, August or December

                                Guests are always welcome!  If you'd like to come to a meeting to see what goes on, feel free to join us any time.  Please note that there is a $5.00 entry fee for guests, which is deducted from the membership fee upon joining.

                                Our meetings are going to be look a little different for now.  With the current pandemic we are not able to hold our normal in-person meetings, so we will be switching to online meetings.  

                                WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

                                Show Table

                                We will be holding an online show table starting at the October meeting.  To have your beautiful plants included in the consideration for judging, here is what you need to do:

                                -Provide 2 photos (one of the full plant and a close up of the flower) to the email address provided in the newsletter.

                                -Include species information and your name

                                -Deadline for photo submission is 10 days before the monthly meeting date.

                                Photos will be judged, and winners will be announced at the monthly meeting, with photos being included in the monthly newsletter.


                                We will be holding our meetings via zoom.  Please check your monthly newsletter for the link to the meeting!  We are currently working on establishing our upcoming speakers, so meeting topics will be announced when they become available.  

                                When & Where....

                                The Society meets nine times per year, normally on the fourth Sunday of the month.

                                There are no meetings in July, August and December. We also try to avoid having meetings on major holidays, so check the meeting schedule on this website or your monthly newsletter for dates.

                                Our meetings begin at 12:30 PM with the "Culture Session".

                                Plant sales start at 1:00 PM in the main gym; the Plant Doctor will also be available during this time.

                                The formal meeting begins at 2 PM. We try to have things wrapped up before 4 PM.

                                Our meeting location is in the gym at Satoo School, 8515 -17 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta.

                                Please click here for 

                                a map to our Monthly Meetings

                                at Satoo School

                                Orchid Society of Alberta
                                P.O. Box 31117, RPO Namao Centre
                                Edmonton, AB T5Z 3P3

                                email: admin@orchidsalberta.com

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