Calendar 2022

Enjoying Bonsai on Vancouver Island

Covid-19 Discussion:  Covid protocols have been relaxed at this time. Since a fully vaccinated person can still contract and pass on the covid virus, we are asking members to be respectful with everyone. Wearing masks is optional at this time and is not required in indoor public spaces. Please feel free to wear or not wear as to your comfort level. Please maintain respectful distance.

April 18 Meeting Main Event TBD
• Please bring a flowering bonsai if you have one for show and tell
Other Activities
o Raffle table
o time available to seek advice from senior members

3 to 4 trees, collected from a nursery, will be discussed on why they were selected and what steps we would take going into the future.
We invite all club members to search out nurseries for a likely bonsai tree.

May 16Meeting Main Event We will choose three of these trees to work on at our May meeting.
• The trees selected will be discussed and worked on by senior members with the advice of
fellow club members or Bonsai development by the community.
• The time of the year will dictate how much we can work on the trees.
• The trees worked on will be auctioned in October.
If your tree is selected, keep your receipt, and we will reimburse you up to a maximum of $30. If you spend $50 on your tree, we will reimburse you $30 – and we thank you in advance for your $20 dona tion to the club .
Remember, if your tree is not selected, the tree is yours, so please choose the one you are happy to own.
Other Activities
o Raffle table
o Table for Bonsai display
o Time available to seek advice from senior members

June 20 Meeting Main Event The George Heffelfinger Award
Members to bring a choice tree (or two) to this
meeting for everyone to view, enjoy and then vote.
• This year we have five categories: Best conifer; best deciduous, best group planting, other (e.g., root over rock, Penjing landscape, etc.), and ‘best in show’ for the George Heffelfinger “Peoples’ Choice” Award.
• April was our last George Heffelfinger Award recipient.

Other Activities
o Raffle table


July 18 Meeting Main Event
• Meeting in the Bonsai Garden at HCP.
• We will have an informal lecture on what makes a good Nebari and the trunk of a bonsai.
• Members will rate a dozen previously selected trees (6 conifers and 6 deciduous) on their Nebari and trunks. We will compare our ratings and discuss the pros and cons and possible improvements.

Other Activities
o Raffle table
o Note: Please bring your chairs

August 15 Meeting Main Event
• Meeting in the Bonsai Garden at HCP.
• We will have an informal lecture on what makes a good Branch Structure and/or the
health of leaves and needles.
• Members will rate a dozen previously selected trees (6 conifers and 6 deciduous) on branch structure and/or the health of leaves and needles. We will then compare our ratings and discuss (the pros and cons and if possible, how to improve).
• We will compare our ratings and discuss the pros and cons and possible improvements.

Other Activities
o Raffle table


September 19 Meeting Main Event
• To bring Frank Corrigan down to discuss what key bonsai work can be accomplished in the fall and tips on how best to do this.
• There may be a workshop if sufficient interest.

Other Activities
o Raffle table


October 17 Meeting Main Event
The annual club Silent Auction. Always a great success with a range of trees in development. Bring money!


November 21 Meeting Main Event
• Winter preparation and Social Year End

Other Activities
o Raffle table Other Related Events

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