Speakers 2023

JANUARY – Enjoy the snowdrops & lengthening days πŸ™‚
no meeting in January

FEBRUARY 22, 2023 – via Zoom

Rocky Point Bird Observatory
– Bob Clark has had a lifelong affinity with natural history. In retirement, he enjoys hiking in our incredibly biodiverse local areas and exploring much of Vancouver Island. He also keeps active through volunteering. Bob is the Board President of the Island Community Mental Health Association and past President of the Royal BC Museum’s Volunteer executive. Currently volunteering in Ornithology in the RBCM collections, he’s also helped in the Bird and Mammal Preparation Lab. Bob, his like-minded wife, and two adult daughters have family memberships with the Victoria Natural History Society and the Rocky Point Bird Observatory. Bob is increasingly involved with RPBO, learning more about our local birds and contributing in any way possible to their conservation.

MARCH 22, 2023 – In person πŸ™‚
with Val Roberts Landscape Design
Bio –  Valerie Roberts studied Botany in Africa, then worked in England before emigrating to Canada in 1970. She worked at various nurseries in Nova Scotia while continuing her horticulture studies. After moving to BC, Valarie opened a successful landscaping & garden design business. Now retired, she keeps her thumb green as Gardening Director on her Strata board.

APRIL 26, 2023 – in-person
To Be Announced

MAY 24, 2023 – in person
To Be Announced

JUNE 28, 2023 in person, at a member’s garden
To Be Announced

JULY & AUGUST – Enjoy your summer garden πŸ™‚
no meetings in July/August

SEPTEMBER 27, 2023 – in person
To Be Announced

OCTOBER 25,20232 – in person
To Be Announced

NOVEMBER 22, 2023 – in person
Enjoy the annual Mini-Show Awards Celebration
(It does not include a speaker presentation nor a mini-show.)

DECEMBER – Enjoy the Holiday Season  πŸ™‚
no meeting in December.


Maureen Thompson
President– 2010, 2011
Vice President and Membership– 2008, 2009
Past President– 2012
Sales Table and Garden Tour Coordinator — 2013 to present
Newsletter columnist of
Ask the Experts.
Maureen can also be
counted on to volunteer as
Show & Tell presenter,
Show Chair, etc.

updated March 3, 2023