2024 SVIMS Calendar

 The beautiful 2024 SVIMS Calendar is now available (see front cover below). SVIMS members have contributed their photographs and graphic art for each month. The calendars can be purchased by either members or non-members.

The calendars are $20 each.  They make a great gift to family and friends.

 The calendars can be picked up at SVIMS meetings. If you require shipping, please add $5 per calendar for shipping and handling.


1) Purchase at our monthly meetings, using cash, credit card or cheque.

2) Use online payment (similar to new memberships or renewals) :

  • Click on the coloured “Buy Calendar Online” button below and follow the prompts.
  • Click on quantity and enter the number you want to purchase.
  • Click “Add to Cart” and a green pop-up asks you to “View Cart”. 
  • Click on “View Cart” and the cart will display the number of calendars you want to purchase. Complete shipping/pick up information and click on “Proceed to Checkout”.
  • (PLEASE NOTE:  If the View Cart banner disappears before you can click on it, click “Add to Cart” again. The Cart will not clear and total will display your original purchase quantity plus quantity when clicking the second time. You can easily adjust Quantity by clicking on the number and then on the down arrow to the quantity you originally intended. Click “Update cart” to save the change.)
  • At Checkout you can pay using your “PayPal” account (Yellow tab) OR you can click on tab “Debit or Credit Card” (black tab) and follow the prompts. Please note: if, at any time you click the gold PayPal tab, you’ve diverted away from the credit card/non-PayPal option and may need to go back to the start.
  • Once payment is completed you will receive a confirmation notice.

3) E-transfer: send it to svims.treasurer@gmail.com. Use the password “svimscal”.
If shipping is required, please send your full name, address and phone number to the above email address.

4) By cheque: send it to South Vancouver Island Mycological Society, c/o 2071 Paul’s Terrace, Victoria, BC, V8N 2Z4. Please make cheque payable in the full name of the Society. If shipping is required please include your full name, address and phone number.

If you would like to contribute photos to the 2025 calendar, see below the calendar image. Start planning and selecting your photographs and art work now.

Calendar image

2025 Calendar

SVIMS created its first mushroom calendar in 2005 and since 2008 has published an annual printed calendar. The purpose is to celebrate the joy of mushrooming and inform people about the variety of mushrooms growing on southern Vancouver Island. Calendars go on sale at the annual Mushroom Show in late October or early November but months of planning are needed before that.

The calendar provides an opportunity for SVIMS members to get involved by submitting their mushroom-related photos and graphic art, and by producing and marketing the calendar. A Selection Panel determines which photographs will be included.

Do you want to submit your photographs or art work to next year’s calendar? Before taking those great mushroom photos, remember to set your camera to high resolution. To maintain the high quality of our calendar, photos should be at least 2000 pixels in width. The photos should be in landscape mode, not portrait mode.

So as soon as the rains begin, check your camera settings so you dont miss being a featured photographer.