QBARS - v23n4 American Rhododendron Society 1970 Convention Plans, Vancouver, B. C.

Tentative Program
MAY 15-16-17-18, 1970
May 15 - Friday     Registration
Evening     Social Hour - No Host - 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.
May 16 - Saturday  7:30-9:30 a.m. Director's Meeting - Breakfast
9:30 a.m. President's Welcome
10:00 a.m. Dr. Roy Taylor
Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 Jack Lofthouse "Rhododendron Photography"
12:30-1:30 p.m. Luncheon - Bayshore Inn
2:30-3:30 p.m. Dr. T. M. C. Taylor
3:30-4:30 p.m. Annual Meeting
6:30-7:00 p.m. Cocktails
7:00 p.m. Banquet - Speaker, W. Ireland - "Provincial Archives"
Presentation of Medal and, or Awards.
May 17 - Sunday     9:00-10:00 a.m. David Leach
Coffee Break
10:30-11:30 a.m. Panel "Rhododendrons of the Seventies"
Question and Answer Period
12:30-1:30 p.m. Luncheon - Bayshore Inn
Afternoon - Tours
May 18 - Monday   Private Tours

In a recent letter from Jack Lofthouse, Publicity Chairman for the Convention, he states as follows: "the Bayshore Inn - is a most beautiful location on a yacht basin in Vancouver harbor. It was featured in Life Magazine a few years ago as one of the most attractive hotels in the world." - "The show will be held in Queen Elizabeth Park. This beautiful park is located on the highest point in the city, with a panoramic view of Vancouver. A tropical conservatory is constructed in the form of an air conditioned plastic dome. Part of this new complex, comprising a number of features with fountains, streams and planters, is covered by a natural cedar walk-through. This is the setting for our show. We believe it will be a setting for the best A.R.S. Convention ever. (Please pardon my enthusiasm)."