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?
Mushroom Foray - Sept25 to Sept 28 - 2008
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 www.fungifestival.com
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
Telephone: (250) 836-2525 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
The Vancouver Mycological Society's MUSHROOM
Time: 11am – 4pm
Saturday,January 17, 2009
VMS Annual Survivor’s
Sunday, October 5, 2008
The Fraser Valley Mushroom Club's Annual MUSHROOM SHOW
Time: 11am – 4pm
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
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
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
before noon on the Sunday.
Big foray Saturday, smaller forays Fri and Sun with
who is interested. We will foray regardless of the
weather.We will have a speaker Saturday evening, but
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.
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
bring musical instruments, mushroom books etc.
October 9 - 11th 2008 Tofino is
being organized by Peter G.