Next Meeting

Sunday, Jan 5th, 2020 at the Toronto Botanical Gardens in Floral Hall


Current Date and Time:  
Next Meeting Countdown:  
  • Sales start at 12:00 ( not before )
  • Culture talks on the stage at 12:15 by Alexsi Antanaitis
  • Program starts at 1:00
  • Topic: Preparing your plants for the โ€œbig showโ€
  • Member plant table review
  • Raffle
  • Treats for the social break provided by members whose names start with letter A through B

Now is the time to get your 2020 SOOS memberships, and to qualify for the Early Bird draw. The earlier you purchase or renew a membership, the more opportunities you will have to win the draw for a blooming orchid at the November, December and January meetings.


โ˜ž more about the Annual Show 2020


Future SOOS Meetings:
Date Topic
Jan 26th Nature Conservancy of Canada, which SOOS has supported in our native orchid conservation efforts

Free Parking for the SOOS members

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Long time SOOS member, enthusiastic orchid hobbyist and conservation activist Tom Shields has passed away. Tom was a conservation committee mainstay and served additionally as the conservation person for the Canadian Orchid Congress. He was instrumental in promoting conservation displays at our annual shows. His family has requested privacy at this time, but we extend Monika and her daughters our deepest sympathy. We will all miss Tom a great deal.

Tom Shield’s Memorial Fund

As reported in the last newsletter long time SOOS member, enthusiastic orchid hobbyist and conservation activist Tom Shields has passed away. Tom leaves a wife and three daughters. They very much appreciated the wonderful response of SOOS members to their plant sale. To provide further assistance to the family, friends have set up a gofundme site at

Any contributions will be greatly appreciated. Please share the link on social media.

SOOS Annual Show Committee 2020


Planning for the 2020 Show to be held February 8th and 9th is just beginning. We are looking for new members for the Show Committee which meets just after the regular SOOS monthly meeting for an hour or so. It is not compulsory to attend meetings to be a member. Many duties donโ€™t require much work until closer to the Show itself.

Please consider this an invitation to you to join the Show Committee and assist in making our 40th Show the best yet.

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Plant of the Month

โ˜ž Plant Awards of the year 2018/19