The Ottawa River Iris Society - UNDER CONSTRUCTION WARNING

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The Ottawa River Iris Society was organized by a group of iris fanatics in 2002 after five years of procrastination.  It was granted affiliate status by the American Iris Society (AIS) in 2002, hopefully to be reinstated in 2009 after another five years of procrastination.  It currently has regional status by the Canadian Iris Society (CIS).

  For further membership information in the CIS   For further membership information in the AIS

NEW 2009 Activities     (as of January 4th, 2009)

12th Annual Rare and Unusual Plant Sale, Sunday, May 10, 2009 (Mother's Day)

Sponsor:  Friends of the Central Experimental Farm

Neatby Building, Central Experimental Farm on Carling Avenue in Ottawa.

Time:  9am - 1pm        Admission: Donation to the Food Bank or $5.00    

This plant sale has been very successful over the years for all of the local plant societies.  This year we will have a large volume of very modern median iris suitable for rock garden plantings, all overwintered in 4" pots.    Prices will be $5.00 or 5 for $20.00. Larger containers remain at $8.00 or 3 for $20.00.

CIS News:

The CIS events for 2009 have been posted. At least two shows are scheduled in Ontario and one more in Winnipeg. Further details will be provided shortly. 

AIS News:  Region 16 (that's Canada)

The Regional Vice President is Kate Brewitt of Aurora, Ontario.  Further information concerning R16 AIS activities may be found on the Region 16 website.

Judges' Training sanctioned by the American Iris Society has been offered at various locations in Ontario over the last three years.  More information will be posted as it becomes available.

If local interest is expressed, the training will be offered in the Ottawa area.  Follow the link to the CIS website... and look to the bottom of the page.

The JT chairman is Sandy Ives

Historical Stuff

Go Straight to the AIS 2003 National Convention

The AIS 2004 National Convention in Fresno


The background to these webpages is taken from jpg files posted to the 'iris-editors' group (Yahoo!).  The original was composed by Christy Hensler and is used with her permission.  It may be found in the 'IrisEditors' group at   

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