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Program of our Ottawa Centennial Chapter No. 120 , autumn 2010 to summer 2011

The monthy program, except on September 29, 2010, begins at 12:00am. The general public (visitors) are welcome but should pay in general $10.00 to participate in the meeting.

September 29, 2010 - Welcome Tea - Demonstration of Ikebana by the Sogetsu School -Open to the public - Each member can bring one visitor, on more, and register his nama at the entrance desk. The other visitors will be considered general public and will have to pay $10.00. The activity begin at 11:30 for the members with the business meeting and at 12:00pm for the visitors.

October 27, 2010 - Demonstration of Saga Goryu Ikebana and talk on Tea Ceremony by Rebecca Cragg.

November 24, 2010 - Annual Christmas Fair and Bazaar (Non-members - $5.00)

December 2010 - Happy Holidays. No meeting.

January 26, 2011 - Lecture by Mark Burleton, Head of Rideau Hall Grounds, plus a Pot Exchange and Auction. The topic will be "Trees, Shrubs and Perennials for a flower arranger's garden".

February 24 - 27, 2011 - Annual Exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Nature (Opening Night for members and guests with an invitation card on February 23) - List of Sponsors


March 28 and 29, 2011 - Demonstration and workshops by Ryusei-Ha School of Ikebana presented by Reiko Granade, USA Head of School.

Monday, March 28: Demonstration for members and their guests at 7 pm at St. Elias Antiochan Church, 750 Ridgewood Ave, Ottawa. Entrance is free for I.I. members and $20 for guests.  Please register with Sharon Oikawa by 1 March 2011.
Tuesday, March 29: A workshop will be held at 2 pm and repeated at 7 pm at St. Elias Antiochan Orthodox Church, 750 Ridgewood Ave, Ottawa, for members only.  Registration for both workshops will be with Nancy McLeod by 1 March 2011. Limit of 30 participants per workshop (a waiting list will be established). A ‘no show fee’ of $30 will be charged to members who register and who do not show up. Members may also attend as observers. 

April 27, 2011 - Demonstration by Joanne Plummer from Mill Street Florist in Manotick, known for its beautiful European design work - 11:30 a.m. at the Sandy Hill Community Centre. Ms. Plummer has agreed that her demonstration arrangements will be raffled off to the highest bidder, so everyone bring their chequebooks!

May 25, 2011 - For the May General Meeting, your Board has decided to use the meeting as a fundraiser for the victims of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis in Japan.  All monies raised will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross. Anne Breau, Riji of the Sogetsu School, has agreed to provide members and their guests with a demonstration at this meeting.  We propose to auction off the arrangements and containers from the demonstration. All members and guests attending the meeting will be asked to pay $25 to the relief effort. 


Other Ikebana Events in 2010 and later

September 23-26, 2010 - 11th Asian Regional Conference, hosted by the Manila Chapter - Guest Demonstrator: Headmaster of Ichiyo School

September 25-26, 2010
An Ikebana Exhibition of Abstract and Modern Japanese Floral Arrangements
by the
Ohara School of Ikebana in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan.
Saturday, September 25, 2010, 10:00am to 4:00pm, Sunday, September 26, 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Embassy of Japan, 255 Sussex Dr., Ottawa. Open to the public. Admission is free.
For further information, contact Derek Kitchen at 613 274 0809

October 1st and 2nd, 2010 - Sogetsu workshops "Celebrating Autumn" in Ottawa with Chieko Mihori (click for further details) - Notes: Chieko Mihori is Director Sogetsu Florida Branch and Coordinator of Sogetsu North America (East coast). - The workshop on October 1 from 18:30 to 21:00 is open to all members of II Ottawa Centenial Chapter 120 that have registered.

October 9, 2010 - Ohara Beginner's workshop - McNabb Community Center, Preschool Room, 180 Percy, Ottawa, 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon, open to adults and children - participants will create a basic Ohara Ikebana arrangement to take home, cost 20$, contact Grace Furuya - 613 828 5573

November 13-14, 2010 - Joint Art Exhibition: Mitsugi Kikuchi (paintings), Thomas Torizuka (pottery) and a variety of Ikebana arrangements - at the Takahashi Dojo, 5 Melrose Ave (off of Wellington), Ottawa; Sat Nov 13 10am - 7pm, Sun Nov 10 am 4pm.

November 27-28, 2010 - Exhibition of Ikebana in honor of Grace Furuya's 80th birthday - Trinity United Church Gallery, 1099 Maitland (south of Queensway), for more information contact Derek Kitchen at 613 274 0809

April 9-10, 2011 - Spring Exhibition at the Embassy of Japan, Sogetsu Branch Ottawa under the theme: "The secret life of trees" - "La vie secrète des arbres" (Saturday, April 9, from 10 AM to 4 PM, Sunday, April 10, from 10 AM to 3 PM)