Annual Chinese Mushroom Dinner for SVIMS

Hello Members,

Mark it on your calendar. Saturday, March 11, 2023 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

The Chinese Mushroom Dinner is a long standing traditional event which has been in hiatus during Covid. But the event is back, organized by Adolf Ceska. Thank you Adolf.

A booking link was sent to SVIMS members by email February 2.

Monthly Meeting Tues. Feb. 14, 2023

Paul Kroeger will be returning with his wit and wisdom. This time  he will be discussing mushroom poisonings in BC.  See poster below.

His presentation will be in three locations at the same time on February 14: live, on Zoom, and on Facebook. The live meeting will be at St. Luke Anglican Church, 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Rd. A Zoom link will be emailed to members about 48 hours before the event

Paul’s presentation will be preceded by our AGM meeting for members only, starting shortly after 6:45 pm.

The next day on Wednesday, February 15, he will help lead a local foray for members to a location yet to be announced. Sign-up will be with Everbright – members should already have received a link by email on January 22.

Annual Survivors’ Banquet Jan 14, 2023

The Annual Survivor’s Banquet is back!  We will gather at St Luke Anglican Church, 3821 Cedar Hill X Road. It will be open to SVIMS members and their guests only. Members should have received an e-mail containing a link.

Masking is encouraged but there are no other specific Covid restrictions. The hall will be ventilated so dress warmly. Further details on the poster below.

SVIMS Show summary

SVIMS held its annual mushroom show November 6, 2022 at St. Luke’s Anglican Church. Over 25 volunteers supported 650 participants where about 140 mushroom species were observed. Despite the lack of rain, it was a beautiful day with an amazing show of mushrooms and enthusiasm. 


Our crew of expert identifiers included Shannon Berch and the students from her training course. Everyone involved did a great job of tabling and labeling the mushrooms brought in from volunteers and the public. Unusual species include a vermilion polypore (Pycnoporus cinnabarinus, see below) and a stalked puffball.


See you October 29, 2023!

Monthly Meeting Tuesday November 8th 2022

Thus will be a Zoom meeting only. Due to the weather, the in-person part is canceled. A Zoom link will be sent to members by email a day or so before the meeting. We are looking forward to hearing Alan Rockefeller talk about bioluminescent and fluorescent fungi (see poster below). Our Facebook community will join us via Zoom.