THE COWICHAN LAKE FORAY FOR OCTOBER 21 – 23 IS FULLY SUBSCRIBED FOR WEEKEND AND DAY PARTICIPANTS. THANK YOU TO ALL THE REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS.
AT THIS TIME WE ARE TAKING A WAITING LIST. PLEASE SEND THE FORAY REGISTRATION FORM FOUND ON THE DOCS MENU TO firstname.lastname@example.org. INDICATE ON THE FORM YOUR PREFERENCE FOR EITHER THE WEEKEND OR DAY OPTION. NO PAYMENT IS NECESSARY UNTIL A SPACE IS CONFIRMED.
“There will be absolutely NO acceptance of drop-ins for the day participation. Unless otherwise requested (for example: privately invited by lead experts), no additional participation can be accepted at this time.”
Come in person or watch on zoom! Adolf and Oluna Ceska will be speaking at our next monthly meeting. The meeting will be held at St. Luke’s Church Cedar Hill, 3281 Cedar Hill Cross Road at 7 pm. The Ceskas will talk about about three forays they have attended in Newfoundland. See poster below. You may have seen the journal Omphalina that the group there publishes.
Notice that the location of all the monthly meetings has changed to St. Luke’s Cedar Hill, 3281 Cedar Hill Cross Road, and they will be held on the SECOND Tuesday of each month.
SEPTEMBER 4 UPDATE
ALL ONSITE ACCOMMODATION FOR THE “FULL WEEKEND PARTICIPANTS” AT THE COWICHAN LAKE EDUCATION CENTRE HAS BEEN FULLY BOOKED. THANK YOU TO ALL. THERE ARE A FEW “DAY ONLY PARTICIPANT” SPACES REMAINING THEREFORE DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER.
WE ARE TAKING A WAITING LIST FOR THE “FULL WEEKEND PARTICIPANTS”. IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING ATTENDING PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR FORAY REGISTRATION FORM TO email@example.com . THE FORM IS FOUND UNDER THE DOCS MENU ON THIS WEBSITE.
NO PAYMENT IS REQUIRED UNTIL A SPACE HAS BEEN CONFIRMED.
SOME OF THE WEEKEND PARTICIPANTS HAVE BOOKED OFFSITE ACCOMMODATION IN THE COWICHAN LAKE AREA. THIS PROVES THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND THE FORAYS, ALL THE MEALS AND SOCIALIZING WITH THE MANY EXPERTS AND OTHER MEMBERS. THIS RATE IS $195/PERSON. PLEASE COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM INDICATING THIS OPTION.
WE ARE CAPPING THE TOTAL REGISTRATION TO 60 PARTICIPANTS (WEEKEND AND DAY) IN ORDER TO ENSURE SMALLER FORAY GROUPS.
THE COWICHAN FORAY COMMITTEE TEAM IS WORKING HARD BEHIND THE SCENES IN ORGANIZING THE TRAILS, EVENTS AND THE OTHER ACTIVITIES THAT COMPRISE THIS FORAY.
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE – COWICHAN FORAY 2022 COMMITTEE.
COWICHAN FORAY – OCTOBER 21 – 23, 2022 – UPDATE
The response from members has been overwhelming. Thank you very much.
THE WEEKEND FORAY PARTICIPATION:
At this time the Private Rooms are fully booked and we are taking a waiting list.
The Ladies Dorm has only one room left. This is available for a group of ladies ( 2 or more) that are willing to share the room. This room holds up to 6.
The Men’s Dorm has four rooms left. One as a separate room (no sharing) and three rooms to share for a group of men ( 2 or more per room).
THE DAY FORAY PARTICIPATION:
There are still about 30 spaces remaining.
If you have any questions or want to register, please contact Kurt Raeder: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good day, the following are the events and activities, at least some of them for the
coming SVIMS season.
1. Regular monthly events for the season:
Our monthly meetings will be on the Second Tuesday of every month starting
on September 13th till May 2023 except for January, when there will be the Survivor`s Banquet.
Time: 6:45 PM till 9:15 PM to allow time for setup etc.
Place: St. Luke Cedar Hill, 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Road, Victoria, V8P 2M6. There is
handicap parking on the side of the building as well as a ramp.
The meetings will be Hybrid, namely joint LIVE and Zoom and if possible will be linked to the Facebook site and recorded, as allowed by the speakers. We have
almost a full slate of confirmed speakers.
These monthly meetings for now, will be limited to members only, with no covid restrictions other than for masking. This could change depending on the Public Health advisories.
Forays: will be held hopefully X2/month depending on the weather and the availability of leaders starting in September with Eventbrite pre-registration. Details will follow.
2. Cowichan Annual Foray:
Dates: From the evening of October 21st – Midday on October 23rd
Place: Cowichan Lake Conference and Education Centre Lakeview Park Road, Lake Cowichan. This is the same location as last year.
Kurt Raeder is organising this event.
See Docs menu for Information and Registration Form.
3. The annual Mushroom Show on November 5th-6th:
Place: St. Luke as above
Time: Saturday 5th for members only to set up, sort and organize. 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday 6th Public and Members 8:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Details will follow but as this is a huge undertaking, we would be obliged if you
could reserve the dates and times now so you can help. We expect about 600-800
4. Survivor’s Banquet and Auction on Saturday January 14th 2023:
Place: St Luke as above
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM with 20 minutes for set up and clean up on either
Pre-registration: Yes with one guest allowed
Details will follow nearer the date.
5. Chinese Mushroom Banquet for March 2023:
No further information at this time.
Ali Ballantyne has volunteered to take over the Library. I am delighted to welcome her to the post. She is presently working on digitizing our inventory. Further information to follow, especially on how this will be structured. Thanks Ali.
7. Other new positions:
Billeting: Our longtime member Tabitha Jones is returning to this position. Thanks Tabitha.
Secretary: Sarah Neumann will be taking over this position. Thanks to her as well
OPEN position: Refreshments coordinator. At the moment Covid restrictions limit our capability to provide this at our meetings but we need to be prepared. PLEASE contact me if you can help and to get further details on what is involved.
8. Please do not forget to submit your Photographs for the Annual Calendar. See separate post below.
The Board wishes you all our best for the coming Mushroom Season. There are a number of other issues we are working on and if you have any suggestions please do contact me at any time.
President of SVIMS-South Vancouver Island Mycological Society