Region 11 Affiliates


Region 11 ~ Canada-Alaska

Alaska, Canada ~ Alberta, British Columbia, Labrador, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Quebec

Region 11 ~ Canada-Alaska

Region 11 ~ Canada-Alaska consists of Alaska and the following Canadian territories:

AlbertaBritish Columbia, Labrador, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nova ScotiaOntario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, and Quebec.


Edmonton African Violet and Gesneriad Society

Meeting location: St. Andrew’s Centre, 12810 - 111 Ave. NW, Edmonton, AB. T5M 2N7
Meeting times: First Sunday of each month (except July, August, December) from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Board Room

Contact: Gail Rankin, President
14 Gareth Place, St. Albert, AB.  T8N 3K5  Canada
13067 - 115 St NW Edmonton, AB Canada T5E 5G4

Phone: 780-455-5660

Information updated 9/2/2016

Stampede City AVS

Contact: Winston J. Goretsky
Address: 32 Scimitar Point NW
City, State: Calgary, AB   T3L 2B2
Phone: (403) 241-8300

British Columbia

Vancouver African Violet and Gesneriad Society

Meeting location: VanDusen Botanical Garden
5251 Oak Street,
Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1

Meeting times: Third Sunday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with the exception of July, August, December and May (Annual Show month)


Contact: Marianne Moore, President
Address: 4751 Camlann Court
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada V7C 4S1
Phone: 604-277-6041

Contact: Richard May, Vice-President
Address: #1708 — 1424 Nelson Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6G 1L9
Phone: 604-684-0406


Winnipeg AVS

Contact: Bonnie Batchelor, President
Address: 84 Manitou Bay
City: Winnipeg, MB   R3K 0V8
Phone: (204) 889-3282

Meetings: March, April, May, September, October, November

Nova Scotia

Annapolis Valley AVS

Sobeys' Community Room

720 Central Avenue

Greenwood, Nova Scotia

Meeting times: 7:00 p.m. 4th Thursday of each month (with exception of December, May, June, July, August)

For meeting information see website

Contact: Karen Campbell, President

Address: Box 704

City: Greenwood, N.S. B0P 1N0

Phone: 902-847-9656



Contact: Valerie Despres, Vice-President

Address: 2150 Harmony Road
City: Aylesford, N.S. B0P 1C0
Phone: 902-847-1001

Information updated 1/19/16

First Halifax AVS

NovaScotia Museum of Natural History

1747 Summer Street in Halifax, NS

Meeting times: 1st Monday of each month, except for July, August and December at 7:30 p.m.




Contact #1: Mike McLeod, President

Address: 403-35 Veronika Dr.

Halifax, NS  B3N 3A4

Phone: 902-719-7779


Contact #2: Lynda Parker

Address: 4 Richard St.

Timberlade,  NS B3T 1J4

Phone: 902-876-7033



Meetings are focused on learning with a presentation or hands on workshop at every meeting.  We have an annual show and sale in early May and a sale each fall.  Social pot luck get-togethers are held each Christmas and during the summer break.


Information updated 2/17/2016



AVSA Judges Council Ontario

Contact:               Vivian Beeching  President

Address:              80-600 Silvercreek Blvd

City, State:          Mississauga, ON   L5A 2B4



Lakeshore African Violet Society of Toronto

St. Philip's Lutheran Church
61 West Deane Park Drive
Toronto ON M9B 2S1


Meeting times: Usually the second Friday of each month, September - November and January - May, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm. Occasionally we have to meet on a different Friday. Consult our website for exact date information and information on presentations.

Contact: Jim Toms, President

59 Merrygale Crescent

Etobicoke, ON M9B 5N9




Contact #2: Doris Brownlie

80-600 Silver Creek Blvd.

Mississauga, ON L5A 2B4




Watch our website for meeting dates and announcement of our annual show usually in April.


London AVS

Contact:               Marta Janecka  President

Address:              159 Carriage Hill Dr

City, State:          London, ON   N5X 3W9

Oakville AVS

White Oaks High School - North Campus

1055 McCraney Ave.

Oakville, ON, Canada

Meeting times - 7:30 p.m. last Wednesday of every month from September through May.


Contact: Rita McPhail, President


Contact: Eva Lindstol
Address: 1224 Sprucelea Drive
City: Oakville, ON   L6J 2E8
Phone: 905-845-1550

Information updated 3/10/2016

Ottawa African Violet Society

Meeting location: McNabb Recreation Centre
180 Percy Street, Ottawa

Meeting times: Usually the first Sunday of the month from September to June, 1:45 to 4:00 p.m.


Contact: Jane Lund, President
Address: 191 Wilshire Ave.
City: Ottawa, ON, Canada K2C 0E6

Information updated 3/10/2016

Toronto African Violet Society

Meeting location: Toronto Botanical Garden
777 Lawrence Ave. East, Toronto, ON M3C 1P2

Meeting times: Sundays 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. (upcoming meetings on website)


Contact: Steve Kerr, President
Address: 33-85 Henderson Ave., Markham, ON Canada L3T 2L1

We meet from September-June, dates listed online and published in our newsletters which are posted for the public!

We meet in conjuncture with the Toronto Gesneriad Society, each meeting begins with a short business section, with auction/show and tell and
mini-show depending on availability.  There is a refreshment and socializing time followed by a raffle draw.  After refreshments there is an informative
lecture or hands on presentation. For a complete listing of dates and presentation topics please visit our website.

Information updated 2/9/2016

Toronto Gesneriad Society

Contact:               Paul Lee  President

Address:              80-600 Silvercreek Blvd

City, State:          Mississauga, ON   L5A 2B4


Société des Saintpaulia de Montréal

4101, rue Sherbrooke Est

Montréal QC H1X 2B2


Web page:


Meetings are planned on the First Tuesday for September to December and February to May at 7:30 p.m.


Contact: Pierre-Luc Frigon, President


Telephone: 514-990-5701


Annual Show: April 19 and 20 

Chalet du Parc Maisonneuve


African Violet Society of America
2375 North Street
Beaumont, TX 77702-1722
844-400-AVSA (844-400-2872)


Office hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CST



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