Nanaimo Conference - 2012

On September 21, 22 and 23, 2012, members of the Nanaimo Rhododendron Society hosted
the ARS Western Regional Conference. Activities included a plant sale, silent auction, raffles and a photo contest.
There were Saturday morning forums with a variety of guest speakers and Saturday afternoon bus tours to private gardens.
The keynote speaker for the Friday night banquet, Garth Wedemire, was presented with a special
District 1 `Award of Exceptional Contribution` for his many contributions to the District over the past three decades.
The award was presented on behalf of all District One members by District Director Mary J. Parker.
The weekend events concluded with a tour of Milner Gardens in Qualicum Beach.

Photos of the weekend`s activities can be seen below.
Special thanks to Susan Lightburn for sharing her many photos.

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