Strike cancels garden club show

Fall show generally promises a riot of colour and goodies

View Royal Garden Club member Maureen Thompson shows off giant fringed dahlias in her Colwood yard. The club’s late summer show and sale

The View Royal Garden Club’s annual fall garden show, scheduled for Saturday (Sept. 13) at Shoreline Community School, has been cancelled due to the teacher’s strike.

Club president Susan Kelly said a number of other sites were investigated but none were suitable for various reasons. With CUPE support staff in schools supporting the teachers in their current dispute with the province, the garden club was unable to use the school facility.

No makeup date has been scheduled at this point, Kelly said.

– Below is the original story published about the fall show –

In late summer and fall, much of the available local produce comes in some shade of orange or green.

From pumpkins and zucchini to tomatoes and gourds of all shapes and sizes, nature’s bounty is plentiful this time of year. That growth is not limited to edible produce, as members of the View Royal Garden Club can attest.

The club is hosting its annual fall exhibit, sale and judged competition of flowers, vegetables and fruits this Saturday (Sept. 13) at Shoreline Community School, 2750 Shoreline Dr.

“This is one of our biggest shows of the year,” said Colwood resident and club member Maureen Thompson, who plans to enter her giant fringed dahlias in the cut flowers section of the competition.

“The public is also welcome to exhibit their roses and other late summer plants,” she said.

Besides taking part in the judged portion of the show, many club members will also have baked goods and a variety of planted perennial cuttings in pots for sale.

The show runs from 1 to 3 p.m. at the school. Admission is $5 and includes refreshments and eligibility for door prizes.

For more information on the show or the club in general, visit viewroyalgardenclub.wordpress.com or call 250-478-5880 or 250-479-7123.

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