Trophies for Shows

Joan Mury has been Trophy Coordinator since 1996. She says we had 15 trophies that year and gave either rosette ribbons or book awards for categories that lacked trophies. Today we have a total of 27 trophies but still, award some rosettes.

The McTavish Cup, for high aggregate in the fall show, is the Club’s oldest trophy, first presented in 1957.  It was donated by Duncan McTavish, the grandson of Dr. Helmcken and great-grandson of Sir James Douglas.  Duncan lived on Plowright and was president of the club for six years.

Spring Show Trophies:

Congrats to the Entrants & Winners Spring Show 2018

Summer Show Trophies:

Congrats to the Entrants & Winners Summer Show 2018

Fall Show Trophies:

Congrats to the Entrants & Winners Fall Show 2019

The record of trophy winners over the years is a long one and will be housed in the View Royal archives, along with descriptions of each trophy compiled by Joan Mury.

Some trophies contain blanks where no show was held. In 2014, both the Summer and Fall shows were cancelled due to a teachers’ strike that left the school unavailable. In 2013, the Fall show was cancelled for the club to participate in the Town of View Royal 25th anniversary.

The Sheldan Cup, the only full-sized junior trophy, was donated in memory of club member Barbara Sheldan who passed away. She was an enthusiastic member whose children participated in the shows. We continue to offer small ‘keeper’ junior trophies, but entries by children are few and far between. Increasing their participation is an ongoing goal for the Club.

An excerpt from Celebrating 70 Years
Compiled by Carole Carver
Co-President 2018 +2020
President 2017
Past President 2019
Newsletter Editor 2011 – 2012
Carole has also volunteered in many situations. She often can be counted on to chair a Garden Show or host the Centerpiece workshop in advance of our Annual Awards Celebration & Christmas Social.

updated Jan. 13, 2020

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