QBARS - v33n2 1979 National Convention

1979 National Convention American Rhododendron Society Program

Vancouver BC, location of ARS Convention
Photo by Greater Vancouver Convention
and Visitors Bureau
Bayshore Inn - Vancouver, B.C., Canada
May 17 - 20, 1979
May 17 - Thursday 2:00 p.m Directors' Meeting
7:00 p.m. No Host Reception
8:00 p.m. Alleyne Cook, 'Rhododendron Exploration in the Himalayas'
May 18 - Friday 9:30 a.m. Welcome from the City
10:00 a.m Warren Berg, 'Rhododendron Exploration in Yakushima and Cheju Islands'
11:00 a.m. Albert de Mezey, 'Joseph Rock'
Afternoon Tour of the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden and Physical Plant, Rhododendron species collections
6:00 p.m No Host Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner - Bayshore Inn
8:30 p.m. Professor Joseph Ewan, 'Rhododendron Exploration in the Southeastern United States'
May 19 - Saturday 9:00 a.m. Mary Greig, 'History of Rhododendron Cultivation in British Columbia'
10:00 a.m. Jack Lofthouse, 'Recent Rhododendron Hybridizing in British Columbia'
11:00 a.m. Hadley Osborn, 'The Vireya Rhododendrons in California'
12:00 noon Luncheon - Bayshore Inn
Speaker - Captain Richard Steele, 'Rhododendrons in Eastern Canada'
2:00 p.m. Tour of Van Dusen Botanical Display Garden
6:00 p.m. No Host Reception
7:00 p.m. Annual Banquet - Bayshore Inn National President's Address
May 20 - Sunday Breeders' Roundtable
Optional one day ferry and bus tour to Vancouver Island, which will include a visit to Butchart's Gardens.

For further information, write the Registrar: Mrs. W. J. Hodgson, Vancouver, B.C. Canada. All fees and registration must be completed by May 1st to avoid late charges.