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2019 Calendar of Events

Tuber Preparation Work Bee:

Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Where: Lorne & Marilyn McArthur’s place/Piper Creek Trial Garden which is south of Red Deer on 40 Avenue across from the Red Deer Waste Management Facilities. There is a tree farm surrounding the Piper Creek Trial Garden and a sign which says Echoglen.
Time: 10 am to approximately 2 pm. Please bring something for a cold potluck lunch.
Details: Volunteers are needed to help bag and label dahlia tubers for the upcoming fundraising sales! Also, opportunity for members to purchase tubers! Member price $4/tuber.

Tuber Sale! Red Deer

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Where: Kerry Wood Nature Centre,
6300 45 Ave, Red Deer, AB
Time: 10 am to approximately 2 pm.
Details: Our annual sale to raise funds to put on our annual show.
Volunteers needed! ADGS members please help set up at 9 am.
Tuber prices: Members $4/tuber, Non-members $5/tuber

Tuber Sale! Lacombe

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Where: Lacombe Memorial Centre,
5214 50 Ave, Lacombe, AB
Time: Set up 8 am; Open to the public 9 am to 1 pm.
Details: Our annual sale to raise funds to put on our annual show.
Volunteers needed! ADGS members please help set up at 8 am.
Tuber prices: Members $4/tuber, Non-members $5/tuber

Piper Creek Trial Garden Workbees

DateWednesdays – June 5 through to August 21, 2019
Where: Piper Creek Trial Garden, south of Red Deer on 40th Ave. across from the Red Deer Waste Management Facilities
Time: 10 am – 1 pm ish or until the work is done!
Activities: Help out at Canada’s only dahlia Trial Garden! See new varieties being assessed, learn all about Pruning, Hoeing, Disbudding, Colour Coding, and Scoring from the experts.
Bring your lunch and visit and learn.

Summer Garden Party Weekend!!

Date: Sunday, August 4 and Monday, August 5, 2019
Where: Piper Creek Trial Garden, south of Red Deer on 40th Ave. across from the Red Deer Waste Management Facilities
Time: To be announced
Activities: A weekend of workshops and fun! More details to come!

ADGS Annual Dahlia and Gladiolus Show 2019

Date: August 23 and 24, 2019
Times: Friday – set up and entries 6 am-1 pm; judging begins at 1:30; open to public 1 -5 pm; Saturday – open to public 8 am-3 pm;
3 pm – ADGS post-show meeting, followed by clean up
Where: Pidherney Curling Centre, Upper Level
4725 – 43 Street, Red Deer, AB
Contact: Lorne McArthur 403-346-4902;
marilyn.mcarthur@hotmail.com

The 2019_Show Booklet is now available.
(It is best viewed in Acrobat Reader by going to View> Page Display> Two Page View)

Mark your Calendars

Tuber Sale Prep:

Date: Saturday, March 24 2018
Where: Piper Creek Trial Garden
Time: August long weekend
Activities: Will include judging workshops during the days, and evening dinner on Sunday

Piper Creek Trial Garden Workbees

DateWednesdays – June 13 through to August 22, 2018
Where: Piper Creek Trial Garden
Time: 10am – (until the work is done)
Activities: Help out at Canada’s only dahlia Trial Garden! See new varieties being assessed, learn all about Pruning, Hoeing, Disbudding, Colour Coding, and Scoring from the experts. Participants will also be given the opportunity to evaluate entries should they wish.

Summer Celebration!!

Date: August 5 and 6, 2018
Where: Piper Creek Trial Garden
Time: August long weekend
Activities: Will include judging workshops during the days, and evening dinner on Sunday

ADGS Annual Dahlia and Gladiolus Show 2018

Date: August 25 and 26, 2018
Where: Pidherney Curling Centre
4725 – 43 Street, Red Deer, AB
Contact: Larry Quintilio quintiliolarry@gmail.com

 

Upcoming Events

WORKBEES AND WORKSHOPS
Senior Judges are welcome to all courses as their participation enriches the learning opportunities for all participants.

Piper Creek Trial Garden Workbees

Date: Tuesdays – June 20, June 27, July 4, July 11, July 18,  July 25, August 1, August 8, and August 15, August 22, 2017
Where: Piper Creek Trial Garden
Time: 10am – (until the work is done)
Activities: Help out at Canada’s only dahlia Trial Garden! See new varieties being assessed, learn all about Pruning, Hoeing, Disbudding, Colour Coding, and Scoring from the experts. Participants will also be given the opportunity to evaluate entries should they wish.

Garden Party!!

Date: July 29, 2017
Where: Piper Creek Trial Garden
Time: 3pm to sunset; Dinner at 5pm
Activities: A party at the Trial Garden to celebrate dahlias with the public and members! Beef on a Bun provided, donation to the Society requested to help cover costs. Members are asked to bring a potluck salad to share. BYOBeverage (non-alcoholic)

Dahlia Judging Course  (Pre-registration recommended)

Date: 
July 30, 2017
Where: 
Piper Creek Trial Garden
Time: 
10am – 3pm (Bring a bag lunch)
Activities: This course is for beginners and will teach participants to identify the various forms of dahlias in preparation for show judging.
Contact:
Ken Jensen ambbowl@shaw.ca or 403-782-5095

 
Flower Arranging Workshop (Pre-registration recommended)

Date: August 6, 2017
Where: 
Piper Creek Trial Garden
Time: 
10am – 4pm (Bring a bag lunch)
Activities:  Participants will be given information and the opportunity to create a flower arrangement. Bring your own container.
Contact: 
Marilyn McArthur Marilyn.mcarthur@hotmail.com or 403-346-4902

Colour Coding Dahlias

Date: August 22, 2017
Where: Piper Creek Trial Garden
Time: 10am – 3pm
Activities: Participants will do the final colour coding of entries in the trial garden for evaluation.
Contact: Ken Jensen ambbowl@shaw.ca or 403-782-5095

 
Gladiolus Judging Course

Date: August 13, 2017
Where: 
Piper Creek Trial Garden
Time: 
10am – 4pm (Bring a bag lunch)
Activities:
Reg will be presenting information on Gladiolus including how to prepare them so that they will show well at the upcoming ADGS Show.
Contact: 
Reg Powys-Lybbe  marleneandreg.powyslybbe@gmail.com or 403-652-2150

ADGS Annual Dahlia and Gladiolus Show 2017

When: August 25- 27, 2017
Where: Bower Place Centre,
4900 Molly Bannister Dr. Red Deer, AB
Contact: Larry Quintilio quintiliolarry@gmail.com
Volunteers needed for ADGS Show Committee

ADGS Annual General Meeting

When: TBA
Where: Eastview Community Hall,
120 Ellenwood Dr. Red Deer, AB
Time: 11 am
Contact: Larry Quintilio quintiliolarry@gmail.com
Potluck lunch to follow