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News Flash November 2014
by New Flash November 2014

Meeting - Monday, November 24th at 6:00 pm

Annual General Meeting and Pot Luck Dinner



Note the early start time.  Please bring a favorite food to share for the pot luck dinner.  Refreshments will be provided by the GGC Social Committee.  The Annual General Meeting will start at 7:00pm.  We will induct our new president and board members.  Our speaker will follow.

Speaker: Karin Vermeer

Karin Vermeer is the former owner of Vermeer's Garden Centre and Flower Shop in Welland and a budding horticultural therapist. Karin draws on her life-long experience in horticulture - as a horticultural student, as worker in the bulb industry in The Netherlands, and as owner/manager of Vermeer's Garden Centre and Flower Shop.

Topic:  The Beauty and Benefits of Working with Green (with a focus on Christmas!)

Karin demonstrates simple ways to green up your home, inside and out, for the Holiday Season.  While doing so she will explain her new career in Horticultural Therapy and Garden Coaching, and the many ways she brings b and b (beauty and benefits) to her clients.






Upcoming Events and News:


Our January Meeting includes our Photography Show and Competition.  Take a look through your garden pictures.  There are six categories to showcase all kinds of photos – from single floral portraits to your own favourite image.  See more about the rules and categories in the attached show schedule.  Call Marilyn Cornwell with questions at 905-309-0306 or email her at


January is Membership Renewal Month – Membership is STILL $10 for individuals, $15 for families.  We appreciate you renewing and being part of our gardening activities.  The membership committee will be ready for your renewal in January.


Whistling Gardens Bus Trip – Saturday June 27, 2015 - $65.00 all inclusive.  We were so excited by Darren Heimbecker’s talk on his gardens that we have booked a bus trip next year.  Join in the fun and see both Whistling Gardens and Bonnieheath Lavender and Winery Estate.  There will be a guided tour of each garden.  Lunch on the grounds of Whistling Gardens is included in the fee. Registration starts at the November meeting.  This is a co-event with the Lincoln Garden Club, and there is a maximum of 56 people, so register early.  The fee is $65.00 a person via cash or cheque


In The Area:

Fantasy of Trees – Thurs Nov 21 to Sun Dec 7 at the Grimsby Museum.  This is the annual exhibition of decorated Christmas trees presented by the Rotary Club.  We are sponsoring and decorating a tree again this year.  There is no admission so please stop by to view the trees and  purchase tickets for the opportunity to win prizes.  Proceeds go to West Lincoln Memorial Hospital and other Rotary-supported charities.

The 2014 Poinsettia Cultivar Open House – Thurs Dec 4 1:00 – 4:30pm at the Research Greenhouses Vineland Research and Innovation Centre.  See 125 cultivars in evaluation trial.


Wendy Fletcher and the board of the GGC


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