Firefighters Banquet & Conference Centre

6515 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby, BC

Guest Speaker

Daniel Mosquin

Photographer, Educator, and Botanical Consultant

“I grew up on a grain farm near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Some of my earliest memories were of gardening with my parents or bird-watching in places like Oak Hammock Marsh with my aunts and uncles. Mucking about in ponds or encountering birds while riding my bike on country roads were favourite daily activities.

Trips with my parents to visit wildflowers like gentians or lady’s slippers in bloom eventually honed my interests onto plants.  An undergraduate degree from the University of Manitoba (with some time spent at the University of British Columbia) emphasized plant biology.

A few years after receiving my degree, I started work at UBC Botanical Garden. I have had several roles there since 2000, including managing in areas such as research, education, and IT.

After being encouraged to improve my photography of garden plants in the early 2000s, I purchased my first dSLR in 2004. With camera, lenses and other equipment in hand, I have since visited much of western North America and parts of the eastern part of the continent as well.”

– Daniel Mosquin


8:15 amRegistration Desk Opens
9:00 amPresident's Remarks
9:15 amAffiliated Club Member Profile
9:30 amScholarship Committee Report & Speakers
10:30 amIntroduction of Vendors
10:45 amCoffee Break
11:00 amSpeaker: Nancy Moore,
All Seasons Garden Interest
12:00Hot Buffet Lunch
1:00 pmElections for 1st Vice-President, Treasurer, Communications Coordinator, and Scholarship Trustee.
Voting on Motions.
1:45 pmAffiliated Club Member Profile
2:00 pmCoffee Break
2:20 pmSpeaker: Daniel Mosquin, Native Plants
3:20 pmMeeting Adjourned
3:30 pmDraw for Door Prizes

Guest Speaker

Nancy Moore

Gardening Enthusiast & Educator

Nancy has had a life-long love of gardening, and has been extremely fortunate to be able to make a living doing what she loves.

After graduating in landscape design/horticulture in 1974, she was involved in many aspects of this field, including working as a horticulturist for the Matsqui Parks Department, teaching landscape design and horticulture at the University of the Fraser Valley, and running her own landscape design and consulting business.

She has recently retired from most of her commitments, but she still enjoys teaching the Master Gardeners at Van Dusen and giving gardening talks to various organizations.

We are pleased to have Nancy speaking at our Spring meeting on the topic of year-round interest in the garden.  Nancy will also be including tips for making garden maintenance easier.