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(updated September 10th, 2008)
.:: Meetings ::. .::VMS Events ::. .:: Forays ::.

October 7th, 2008 - 7:30pm
Regular meeting - VMS October Mushroom Show & Tofino Foray to be discussed.
Speaker - Dr. Scott Redhead, Canadian mushroom expert, based in Ottawa will be our October speaker. The title of his talk is: Where is the scientific study of mushrooms going?


Sicamous Mushroom Foray - Sept25 to Sept 28 - 2008
Mushroom Foray to Sicamous BC, on beautiful Shuswap Lake
This year members of Western Canadian mushroom clubs will meet again for an informal weekend of fun and fungi in Sicamous on Shuswap Lake BC. We will begin to foray on Thursday September 25, I expect some may arrive on Friday 26th.

This year we are able to participate in the third annual Mushroom Festival which is touring from September 21 to September 23 around Revelstoke and September 24 and September 25 around Nakusp Hotsprings, followed by activities in Sicamous over the weekend. More info on the festival is available at

This year the Red Barn Community Hall will be available through the weekend for Mushroom Display and identification and will be the location of festival activities with music and a beer and wine garden on Friday and Saturday nights. If you are musically inclined there will be opportunities for impromptu performance.

Most meals will be self procured. The Paradise Motel (see below) has kitchenette units and an outside covered barbeque shelter. Saturday night we will have a “semi-potluck” feast and Barbeque at the Red Barn. Some items such as Buffalo burgers will be provided by the fungi festival and we can contribute mushroom dishes, salads and other goodies and bring beverages of choice.

Accommodation: We will be staying at the Paradise Motel. Participants will be responsible for booking their own rooms. Dog friendly rooms and smoking rooms are available, several suites have kitchenettes. Here is contact info:
The Paradise Motel
517 Main Street
Sicamous, BC
V0E 2V0
Telephone: (250) 836-2525 Email:
Past years have seen an abundance of good edible mushrooms most notably White Chanterelles, Pine Mushrooms and Lobsters. A variety of habitats are accessible near Sicamous and there is a great diversity of noteworthy and unusual fungi in the area. We anticipate a weekend of fun and fungal abundance. Hope to see you there.

Paul Kroeger:

Sunday, October 26, 2008
The Vancouver Mycological Society's MUSHROOM SHOW
Time: 11am – 4pm
Details TBA

Saturday,January 17, 2009
VMS Annual Survivor’s banquet
Details TBA


.::Other Items::.

Sunday, October 5, 2008
The Fraser Valley Mushroom Club's Annual MUSHROOM SHOW
Time: 11am – 4pm
Details TBA



CBC Living Vancouver broadcast on the VMS from their visit last spring.

NEWS has been updated! June 2008!

Mushroom Blogs added to LINKS page.

Sept 12 -14 2008 VMS Annual Fall Foray in Manning Park.
If you have not yet registered and paid, talk to Matt at the Sept 2 meeting to find out if there is still space. Register with a
cheque or money order payable to Vancouver Mycological Society for $100
per person. Registration price includes accommodation in dorm-style rooms at Manning resort, bedding & towels, all meals and forays from Friday to Sunday.

The Last Resort at Manning Park is a 3 story lodge that sleeps 50 friendly people in dorm-style rooms spread throughout the building. Bedding & towels are supplied by the lodge and meals are provided by the VMS including ingredients for a bag lunch on the Saturday & Sunday.
The cabin is across the highway (and to the right 1 block) opposite the entrance to the main Manning Park Lodge. It will be open Friday afternoon and we must checkout before noon on the Sunday.
Big foray Saturday, smaller forays Fri and Sun with everyone who is interested. We will foray regardless of the weather.We will have a speaker Saturday evening, but aside from that Fri and Sat evening for chat, mushroom IDing, music, & whatever inspires us. There is a campfire pit outside the cabin.In the past people have used the hot tub across the street in the main lodge.
Camping is not allowed at Last Resort, but there are camp grounds close in the park..
Bring your toiletries, beverage of choice, & come with clothing for all weather conditions, including hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes. Usual foray supplies to bring include items like: Knife, whistle, flashlight, compass, wax paper or brown paper or foil, water bottle, hand lens or magnifying glass, pen, paper,whistle, field guide. Walkie talkies if you have them.Feel welcome to
bring musical instruments, mushroom books etc.

October 9 - 11th 2008 Tofino is being organized by Peter G.
Details TBA

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