Vancouver Island Heather Society
Vancouver Island Heather Society

Vancouver Island Heather Society

About our club:

We are a member society of the North American Heather Society.

Our Heather Society has been active since 1991. Our Members are from Southern Vancouver Island with members coming from Victoria all the way north to Nanaimo as well as members from the Gulf Islands. Our club meets monthly and also sponsors some special events and Heather sales. View the Constitution of the Vancouver Island Heather Society


Executive Officers for 2018:

President : Earl Jenstad

Vice President :  Marilyn Day

Treasurer: Heather Schyf

Secretary: Randy Bouchard

Members at Large: Sharon Martin, Norma Dirom, Joyce Prothero, Doreen Wheeldon, Ken Hegler

Publicity: Norma Dirom

Website: Heather Schyf


Appointment of other positions:

Membership: Brenda Crockford

Library:  Randy Bouchard

Hospitality: Ken Hegler / Doreen Wheeldon

Sunshine: Doreen Wheeldon

Program: Shirley Cooke / Earl Jenstad\

Heather Sale:

Develop list and order plants:-Earl Jenstad ,

Manage day of Sale--Doreen Wheeldon

Develop kits-- --Doreen Wheeldon, Sharon Marten, Publicity: Norma Dirom

Our Goals:

1. Providing information about heather gardening to our membership and the community
2. Providing speakers for local garden clubs
3. Planning and maintaining public heather gardens
Society Membership:
The VIHS welcomes members from anywhere although its active members come from around Victoria, southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.
Members enjoy a wide range of resources and events throughout the year.
Society meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month except January, February, July, August. The sessions are held in various locations. A business meeting usually precedes the presentation. Refreshments are available.
Field trips may be arranged instead of indoor meetings according to the season.
Membership is available by contacting Brenda Crockford
Heather Gardens:
As a memorial to the late Dan Cooke, a heather garden has been installed at the Farmers' Institute in Cobble Hill. The bed contains 45 varieties chosen to provide a year-round display of foliage and flower colour. Click Maps for directions.
The Society is also involved in the establishment of a number of other gardens containing heather displays. The most recent one is at the Sylvan Church on Shawnigan Mill Bay Road. It celebrates the life of Ina McDowell, one of our founding members who was also well known and loved in the community.

Welcome to the Vancouver Island Heather Society  website. 


The AGM will take place on the 25th November at 10:30 a.m. via ZOOM

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