Canadian Hemerocallis Society

John P. Peat

The President's Letter

November 25, 2010

Dear Member,

    The season has come and gone, with October here it is time to cut down all the foliage in the garden and put them to bed for the season.  A sad time of year, the days are shorter, the only thing blooming are the geraniums in the window sill, but now is the time to garden on the web.

    This past September 11th, we had another successful Fall Extravaganza, where we heard and saw the future of Mike Holmes and Jamie Gossard's breeding program along with many of our members seedlings in the Meritorious Seedling Presentation. I have just completed the Meritorious Seedling Award Page for all to vote on their favorite seedling from our members nurseries. Some of our members tried to break the code I used to name the files last year, but trust me their is no rhyme or reason to my coding of file names so this is truly a vote for a seedling note the hybridizer.

Click here to vote for your favorite 2010 seedling!

    Again, we will be announcing the winners at the famous Can-Am Niagara Meeting 2011! I will then upload the final winners shortly after the meeting.

    Speaking of the Can-Am Niagara Meeting 2011, I have almost completed the WebPages (click on link above) for this years meeting. We have secured our speakers for the meeting, however, we are planning on doing a hybridizers session on Friday night where all hybridizers can show off their babies to the deligates. We are modeling Friday nights session after the old Myrtle Beach meeting and the Shirley Farmers Region 2 Hybridizers meeting.

    We are probably going to change venues this year due to the new management at the Sheraton adding far too many extra costs to the meeting. I am swaying toward the Sheraton at the foot of the Rainbow Bridge beside The Brock Hotel here we have a choice of five restaraunts and we are next door to the 'Old Casino' which they assure me has be remodelled and only has newer slot machines. The Hershey Factory and the main street of Niagara Falls Canada are a mere two minute walk from the lobby of the hotel. This will not be our first time at the Sheraton on the Falls, the only reason we moved in the past to the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel and Conference Center was it's proximity to the "New Casino Niagara".

    It is very confusing with having two Sheraton's in the area so if you get confused contact me by e-mail and I will clear things up for you. The proper links will be on the Can-Am Niagara Meeting homepages the moment I sign the contract with the hotel.

John P. Peat
Canadian Hemerocallis Society