VANCOUVER ISLAND BONSAI SOCIETY

VIBS Meetings and Activities for 2017

*subject to change

 

  January 2017
14th Saanich Seedy Saturday at HCP 505 Quayle Road Victoria Admission $5 10am - 2pm
16th Monthly Meeting (7:00 - 9:30) Theme: Phoenix grafts
  February 2017
4th Board of Directors meeting
11th Phoenix graft workshop
20th Monthly Meeting (7:00 - 9:30) Theme: Seasonal & Basic Care – Spring & Summer: Activity: Annual General Meeting.
  Show & Tell: "non-worked" tree material/Stock
 
March 2017
11th
Board of Directors meeting
17th

Vancouver Island Rock & Alpine Garden Society (VIRAGS) Spring Show 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday March 18 9 to 3 .

20th
Monthly Meeting (7:00 - 9:30) Theme: Purchasing Bonsai Stock (Guest Speaker) S&T:Non-Worked Tree Material/Stock
 
April 2017
1st Board of Directors Meeting
8th Saturday, April 8th 8:30am until Noon. Beginner's Styling Workshop in the main Classroom at HCP There will be No Charge for the workshop but attendees must register. For info or to register: workshops@victoriabonsai.bc.ca
17th Monthly Meeting (7:00 - 9:30) Theme: Wiring & Shaping Trees Show & Tell: Bonsai with full & refined foliage.
 
May 2017
6th Board of Directors meeting
6th Interested members may meet with Mark Paterson at Dinter Nursery (south of Duncan) to select trees with bonsai potential
7th Annual Field Day 11:30am until 3:30pm at the Bonsai Garden, Hort Centre (505 Quayle Road, Victoria)
15th Monthly Meeting (7:00 - 9:30) Theme: Showing & Judging Bonsai Show & Tell - your finest bonsai.
27th Advanced Styling Workshop at HCP Further details to follow.Contact: workshops@victoriabonsai.bc.ca
  June 2017
3rd Board of Directors meeting
19th Monthly Meeting (7:00 - 9:30) Theme: Landscape & Penjing Show & Tell: Landscape & Penjing
24th Landscape & Penjing Workshop at HCP Contact & Info: workshops@victoriabonsai.bc.ca
  July 2017
8th
Board of Directors meeting
15th
30th Annual Moss Street Paint-In VIBS will have a table at this stunning cultural event for the first time ever!
17th Monthly Meeting (7:00 - 9:30) Theme: Working on trees - "Study Group" style Show & Tell: TBA
 
August 2017
5th Board of Directors meeting
21st Monthly Meeting (7:00 - 9:30) Theme: Working on trees - "Study Group" style S&T: TBA
26 & 27 VIBS Annual Bonsai Show and Sale to be held in conjunction with Arts & Music in the Garden at the HCP  (Volunteers will be needed) Info: workshops@victoriabonsai.bc.ca
 
September 2017
9th Board of Directors meeting
19th Monthly Meeting (7:00 - 9:30) Theme: Seasonal & Basic Care - Fall & Winter
24th Seminar: David DeGroot Shaping & Advanced Styling 2 Sessions 8AM and 1PM Each session limited to 6 participants & 12 "silent observers". Bring Your Own Tree Participant fee: $150 Observer fee: $20 per session both payable to VIBS. For further info or to register, please email: workshops@victoriabonsai.bc.ca
 
October 2017
7th Board of Directors meeting
16th

Monthly Meeting (7:00 - 9:30) Theme: Annual auction of trees and bonsai-related items

21st Victoria Nikkei Society Japanese Cultural Fair at the Esquimalt Rec Centre 10AM until 4PM
 
November 2017
4th Board of Directors meeting
20th Monthly Meeting (7:00 - 9:30) Theme: Famous Bonsai Artists and their "Art"
 
December 2017
2nd Board of Directors meeting
18th Monthly Meeting (7:00 - 9:30) Annual Christmas Social (pot luck snacks) and display of seasonally decorated bonsai.

 

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