Our own AGM and Potluck dinner. Margaret Vivyurka was present to conduct the induction
ceremony of new officers. Awards and plagues were presented to winners of the 2015
Annual Flower Show
Guest speaker: Marg Benian - presentation on Gardening as you Age.
Guest Speaker: Brenda Grant - -teaching us about making maple syrup and sharing
wonderful recipes as well as tasting maple spreads and syrups.
Paid to send 2 delegates to District 13 AGM on May 7,16 at $25.00 each
Guest Speaker: Phil Taylor – Guided bird walk at the marina, focussing on migratory birds,
particularly the snow geese, followed by a Power Point presentation on attracting and
photographing birds in the home garden.
Guest speakers: Connie Paradis - a presentation on how to make your own lip balm
from bees wax and oils. She had quite a few different samples to give away.
Town beautification program: Lina and Ruth will judge from June to September for best
kept and most improved front yard – the municipality awarded prizes monthly.
Gardening week: planting in town flower beds June 14-15 9 am to noon
Preparing and fertilizing community vegetable garden as well as planting and watering
and weeding all community gardens throughout the summer months.
Eleventh annual Flower/Produce Garden Show on Sept.10,16
Theme: Down Memory Lane
Presenters: R Behnke and J. Bishop on planning and preparing entries for the Flower show.
The Show included the following presenters: T. Benian- beekeeping;
S. Amos- Stained glass; L. Gauthier – aromatherapy; S. Holke-Foodland Ontario-seasonal
fruits and vegetables.
Fundraiser -Penny Sale for Student Bursary as well as annual Raffle.
Planting of 24 dozen Red and White Tulips as beautification for Spanish in preparation for
Canada's 150th birthday in 2017.
Guest speaker: Dave Lawrence – power point presentation on
“Creepy Crawlers in the Garden”
Barb Barton and Nancy Mcintyre helped members with designing and preparing
arrangements for sale at the annual Spanish Christmas market.
Another good year of activities for the Spanish Horticultural Society.