Sunday, 1 May 2011

North Toronto Wins Big at the OHA District 5 AGM

The 2010 Show Guide designed
by Andy McCraw wowed the judges.
Great news!  The North Toronto Horticultural Society won two awards at the Ontario Horticultural Association District 5 Annual General Meeting held on Saturday April 30th. 

Both the 2010 Show Guide and the May-June 2010 issue of the Newsletter won 1st Prize in their respective categories.

Congratulations to Andy McCraw for his Show Guide design and to Newsletter Editor Irena Hrzina.

A Summary of the Day's Events
North Toronto's past President and current Financial Services Director Cathy Kuchynski attended the AGM. Here's her summary of the day's events:

Madsen's Gardens on Bayview Parkway in Newmarket was a very nice venue. The room was a converted greenhouse with espaliered trees down the centre aisle which was very lovely.  Mary Ann and Elwood Ankenman, Dorothy Cartmell, Don Beard, Julie and Reg Forbes, Lennard Joki, Barbara Fraser, Greta Roman and I represented North Toronto Hort and enjoyed the day.  Paul Zammit, Director of Horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Garden, gave a wonderful talk on gardening for the seasons.  The afternoon presentation was on Xeriscaping.  The food was great and there was lots of it starting with yogurt, bagels, muffins and pastries for breakfast.  Lunch was lasagna and salad with more pastries.  Tea, coffee and juice were available for everyone to enjoy all day.  Lennard won a rain barrel in the raffle.  Don won a garden basket and I got to take home the orchid centrepiece. A great day was had by all.

Thank You
The North Toronto Horticultural Society extends a great big thank you to the Newmarket Horticultural Society for hosting this year's AGM.

May Meeting
Remember to show your support for North Toronto Hort at the May meeting. Our very own Shirley Binns will do a flower arranging demo. It's also the night of our annual Members' Plant and Garage Sale. Hope to see you there.

Happy Gardening!

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