June 15, 2004
The Canadian Hemerocallis Society (CHS) is a member of the American Hemerocallis Society (AHS), with a mandate the same as the AHS: "The CHS is organized exclusively for educational and scientific purposes, and especially to promote, encourage, and foster the development and improvement of the genus Hemerocallis and public interest therein."
The CHS vision is to link all of the clubs from coast to coast in Canada through joint efforts in promoting our favorite flower and eliminating the borders between our provinces. Further, we plan to encourage more local clubs to spring up across the country in an effort to not only increase the awareness of the Daylily but to increase the membership to the AHS.
Eventually, it is hoped that together our members will be equal to that of 2% of the total membership of the AHS, thus eventually forming the newest AHS Region and the first outside of the United States. This seems like a difficult goal to reach, however, if you consider it was just seven years ago when the province of British Columbia became part of Region 8 (later encompassing Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavit), and six years ago that the Provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Ontario and Quebec became part of Region 4, and shortly after that Manitoba became part of Region 1, and of course Saskatchewan and Alberta became part of Region 9.
there are seven affiliate clubs within Canada:
Daylily Society (Region 8)
Canadian-American Daylily Club (Region 4)
Canadian Hemerocallis Society (Region 4)
Canadian Prairie Daylily Society (Region 1)
Nova Scotia Daylily Society (Region 4)
Société Québécoise des Hostas et des Hémérocalles (Region 4)
The Maritimes Daylily Society (Region 4)
Association des Amateurs díHémérocalles de la Région de Québec (Region 4)
(The Toronto Flower & Garden Show)