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Convention 2019 – South Canterbury

Irises ‘n’ Art


Host: South Canterbury Iris Group

Dates: Friday 15 to Monday 18 November 2019

Convention Venue: Timaru. In house day will be West End Hall.


Friday 15 November, at Seven Oaks Reception Centre, 64 Wai-iti Road, Timaru.

Registrations from 5.00 pm, meet and mingle, 6.00 pm nibbles and drinks.
7.00 pm Opening by Mayor, introductions from Andi Rivarola and Gary White our guest speakers and book launch : Why Irises? written by Gwenda Harris.
Judging Dorothy McLachlan Trophy

Saturday 16 November

8.30 am Buses leave Caroline Bay for Geraldine Arts & Plants market day. 
Visit three gardens in Geraldine area and conclude with afternoon tea.
Evening free.

Sunday 17 November – 9.00 am West End Hall, 35a Maltby Avenue, Timaru.

An in house day with our guest speakers, judging workshop, judges exam, AGM, and auction.
5.30 – 6.30 pm happy hour at Seven Oaks, 64 Wai-iti Road
7.00 pm dinner
Guest speakers and presentation of awards

Monday 18 November – 8.30 am

Buses left Caroline Bay heading south for a day of garden visits, sales tables and handing over of banner. 

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