Exciting news - we held our first in person meeting for 2021 in the Picnic Area of Queens Park, New Westminster on September 13th.
Otherwise, onsite meetings continue to be on hold due to the major concerns for the health and safety of our members due to the COVID 19 virus… We will keep you posted with updates here and on our Facebook page.
The first meeting of the B.C. Floral Art Club was held in New Westminster in April 1971. Over the years, demonstrations and workshops have been held regularly, with international demonstrators such as Michael Bowyer from the UK, Mit Ingelaere from Belgium, Margaret Wilkin from New Zealand and we have also had demonstrations from Margaret Taylor from Toronto and Paul Jaras from BC. The 80s saw a Christmas Show every year and these continued until 1997. We became a registered Society on 30 April 1990 and our name became BC Floral Art Society. In recent years, several members have attended the World Association of Floral Artists (WAFA) shows, held every three years, in various locations – Boston, Dublin, Barbados and most recently Jaipur, India.
2020 has been a challenging year for the club, but we continued to meet virtually and in members’ gardens. We recently joined the London and Overseas area of NAFAS, giving our members an opportunity to join in more international competitions and shows.
2021 is our 50th Anniversary and we look forward to celebrating it in style.
Our purpose is to promote and advance floral art in our club and in the community. We offer our members an opportunity to develop artistic and creative designs using plant material of all kinds. This art form has a world wide following with international shows. We hold workshops and have well known demonstrators come to show us new ideas. New in 2021 is a mentorship program for new members.
Come learn more about floral art and perhaps be inspired to enter competitions both locally and further afield.
Our members come from all areas of the Lower Mainland, united by a love of flowers and a desire to learn and improve our skills.