We normally hold meetings on the third Sunday of every month (except April, June,
July and August) from 1:30 p.m. to about 4:00 p.m., at the Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview
Road, Ottawa. Click here for directions and map.During the COVID-19 pandemic we
are no longer able to have in-person meetings so instead we are holding “virtual
meetings” via the Internet. These meetings are open to all Society members, and our
membership rates are still only $25 per year.
Virtual meetings will feature either a speaker presentation or a short on-line demonstration,
using sharing software (Zoom or similar) to allow members to participate. The speaker
presentations will be given by local and international orchid experts, and the demonstrations
will be given by Society members who are eager to share their expertise. Please click
here for more information.
A highlight of our normal meetings is the Show Table where members bring in their
plants for display and judging. During the pandemic we will instead have a virtual
Show Table where we invite members to send in photos of their flowering plants. Based
on the photos received, the plants are judged in each orchid alliance and ribbons
are awarded as well as a “Best of Show Table” rosette.
The virtual Show Table will be held two weeks before each Sunday meeting to allow
time for organizing and judging the entries, and will be restricted to members only.
Details are provided in Spike.
From time to time we will organize group orders of plants and/or orchid growing supplies
to give members an opportunity to purchase whatever they are looking for.
Updated for 2020-2021 season due to COVID-19 pandemic.