Monthly Meeting Tuesday September 13

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.

Cowichan Foray Oct 21-23, 2022 Update

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 svims.treasurer@gmail.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 Lake Foray Update

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: svims.treasurer@gmail.com.

Cowichan Lake Foray Registration 2022

COWICHAN LAKE FORAY – 2022

OCTOBER 21 – 23, 2022

 

August 25, 2022 

 

This much anticipated annual event is being held at the Cowichan Lake Education Centre (CLEC).  This is the same location as the 2021 Foray.

 

The Foray format allows participants to register for either the full weekend of activities or participate only on the Saturday.  The Foray participants (in small groups) will be lead by mycological experts through the forests and varying terrains of the Cowichan Valley. These groups will forage and collect a variety of fungi and return them to the CLEC site for further analysis and identification.  In 2021 over 115 different species were identified.

 

The Foray focuses on both novice and knowledgeable mushroom foragers.

 

More specific information about CLEC and the Foray, including the registration form and fees can be found under “Docs” in the SVIMS home page. Click on “Docs” and then on “Cowichan Foray 2022 Information” and “Cowichan Foray 2022 Registration Form”.

 

Space is limited and unfortunately we had to turn away some hopeful participants last year. So register early.

 

If you have any questions please contact Kurt Raeder at svims.treasurer@gmail.com