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QB Garden Club Meetings

The Qualicum Beach Garden Club was formed in November in 1995, with the aim to further knowledge and enjoyment of gardening.
We are also actively involved in the community.

Next Meeting

Qualicum Beach Garden Club General Meeting
Monday October 17, 2022 - 7:30 pm (doors open 7 pm)
(current COVID protocols in place)
Venue:  Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
Guest Speaker:  Bernie Dinter
Topic:  Garden Colour For All Seasons

Meetings

Meetings are held at:
Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 740 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach, BC
with doors opening at 7:00 pm and the meeting from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

Meeting Format

  • Meet and greet and enjoy coffee and cookies (7:00-7:30pm – bring your own mug)
  • Door prizes – for signing in and for guessing the invasive plant of the month
  • Door prize tickets
  • Tables for:
    • Show What You Grow
    • Library Books
    • Club Tours/Trips
    • Donated plants and garden items for sale
    • Master Gardener Advice
    • Information/Bulletin Board
    • Outside merchants (occasionally)
  • Guest Speaker
  • Club Business Meeting
  • Show What You Grow

UPDATE:

RE: 2022 General Meeting Schedule & COVID Protocols

We are very pleased to inform you that the first 2022 General Meeting of the Qualicum Beach Garden Club was held on Monday, March 7.

The Club and its members must follow all governmental, PHO, and facility guidelines at meetings. The Club will have hand sanitizer and masks available at the door and be verifying vaccination passports. No refreshments will be served, you are welcome to bring your own coffee and drink it while seated.

Please note the changes to the meeting dates. Not all General Meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month due to the ongoing use of the Civic Centre by Island Health.

The schedule for 2022 is as follows:

Monday March 7

Monday April 11

Monday May 16

Monday June 13

Tuesday July 12

Tuesday September 13

Monday October 17

Tuesday November 8

COVID Protocols at the QB Civic Centre

copy of the Addendum to Club’s contract for the use of the QB Civic Centre is attached to the latest Newsletter, and a limited supply will be available at the Membership Table on March 7. As per the QB Civic Centre’s instructions, we are required to circulate this Addendum to our members prior to using the facility.  Please review this document prior to attending the meeting.

Given that facilities across Canada no longer offer liability coverage in the event of Covid transmission, and given that the Civic Centre is following suit, that means responsibility for liability now rests with the club and its members. Therefore, it is incumbent on upon each of us to ensure that all protocols are strictly followed.

Reminders:

  • There are inherent risks of attending public meetings, please evaluate your personal circumstances to determine your attendance.
  • Do not attend the facility if you are not feeling well.
  • Wash your hands, and/or use hand sanitizer before and after attending the meeting.
  • Maintain a 2-meter social distance from each other while at the meeting.
  • The use of masks is required at all times in the facility.
  • Be prepared to show your proof of vaccination at the entrance, along with a piece of ID.

Disclaimer:  While the Qualicum Beach Garden Club has undertaken reasonable steps to lessen the risk of transmission of COVID-19 as per the governmental, Public Health Order, and Facility guidelines, the Qualicum Beach Garden Club, its members, and officers, are not responsible in any manner for any risks or liability related to COVID-19 in connection with the club or attending meetings of the club. 

Membership

There are several benefits to being a garden club member – a real deal for $15 per year.

  • 10 meetings a year with excellent lectures,  plant sale table, master gardeners to consult, refreshments, prizes, other vendors and displays.
  • Discount memberships (once a year only in March) to Milner Gardens.
  • Discounts at local garden centres – see list on Benefits below.
  • Special interest groups, tour opportunities.
  • 10 newsletters and sundry newsflashes per year with club doings, other adverts and news items, gardening tips, etc.

If you are considering becoming a member please come to a meeting (non-member cost $3 per visit) – we know you’ll be back! While there you can grab a form to complete and return with your membership fee to the membership director – membership runs from January 1 to December 31.

Benefits

Businesses offering discounts to Qualicum Beach Garden Club members:

The following businesses will offer discounts on regular price purchases only. Sale items are not included. You must show your membership card BEFORE the purchase is rung in. One business listed has their own loyalty program.

BOWSER

STREAMSIDE NATIVE PLANTS: 7455 Island Hwy. W.
250-757-9999 Toll Free: 877-570-3138, 10% off

PARKSVILLE

BUCKERFIELD’S: 587 Alberni Hwy, 250-248-3243
5% off regular priced garden items only

COTTONWOOD NURSERY: 1754 Alberni Hwy
250-248-9428, 10% off regular prices

MULBERRY BUSH BOOKSTORE: 102-280 East Island Hwy.
250-248-1193, 10% off gardening books only

PARKSVILLE HOME HARDWARE: 142 Morrison Ave.
250-248-9221, 10% off gardening items only

QUALICUM BEACH

ARROWSMITH GREENHOUSES: 2880 Alberni Hwy.
250-752-1592, 10% off 1 gal. pots and up – no store items

DOLLY’S HOME HARDWARE: 169 Second Ave. W.
250-752-9833, 10% off gardening items only

KEN-DOR GARDEN CENTRE: 845 Qualicum Rd.
250-594-1117, 10% off regular prices

MULBERRY BUSH BOOKSTORE: 130 Second Ave. W.
250-752-9722, 10% off gardening books only

Return to Milner Gardens & Woodland community Year of the Garden page at: 'Live the Garden Life'