Monthly Chapter Meetings
Our monthly chapter meetings are held at St. John’s Church in Duncan (the corner of First and Jubilee) on the first Wednesday of September, October, November, February, March, April and May – starting at 7:30 pm.
Join us on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 for….
Bill Dumont: South Africa Tour Presentation
Bill Dumont has prepared an interesting and entertaining presentation on his Dumont Tours trip to South Africa last fall with 22 guests. Bill is a retired professional forester, a long time CRVS member and Secretary -Treasurer of the BC iris Society and has been organising and conducting local and international tours for many decades. He just returned this past weekend from 5 week-long tours of Haida Gwaii and is planning a very special tour of the Holy Land’s Gardens and Sights in May 2019. He will also do a couple of Haida Gwaii tours next year and is working on a tour of gardens in Ireland and Scotland in 2020.
His South Africa tour was highly rated by participants and included visits to almost 40 gardens and several wildlife safaris in this beautiful and interesting country. Arriving in their early spring the annuals and perennials were just starting to bloom. The very rich ecosystems ranging from desserts to lush subtropical gardens and the rare, rich and unique Fynbos floral kingdom dominated by Proteas and ericacae were visited along with the Game Parks. The gardens in South Africa date from the 1600s and many are world famous. Come and enjoy this tour of Bill’s visit to South Africa in 2017.