"In Tune with Violets"

The AlpsLakeshore African Violet Society presented its annual show "In Tune with Violets", Saturday, April 27, 2013. We are sorry if you missed it, but read about it and watch our site for news of future shows.

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Take a Look

UnknownAlready looking at the pictures? Enjoy them. Many of them enlarge if you click on them. So visit our Galleries and click on the images on other pages too. They are here for you to enjoy.

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Taffeta Blue Are you interested in growing African violets and didn't know there are clubs where your interest is shared? Do you live in or near the west end of Toronto? We may be the club for you ...

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Welcome to Lakeshore AVS

Since 1970 we have been providing our membership with a forum and meeting place for our favourite pastime. We are still growing strong and going strong and welcome your interest in our society and its activities and shows. Please visit our web site more than once. It will continue to grow and improve as the months and years go by. 

Lakeshore African Violet Society (Lakeshore AVS for short) is a society or club of African violet fans, growers and exhibitors who live, for the most part, in the western areas of the City of Toronto. However, we have members from other parts of Toronto and the surrounding Province of Ontario. We also have some members from considerable distances in other provinces of Canada and the United States as well.

This is our official web site. In it we attempt to give you an idea of what we do, what programs we offer and the when, where and subjects of our meetings and shows. Please let the navigation bar above direct you to the aspects that interest you.

There are similar societies in other cities and towns across Canada. There is also a national society, the African Violet Society of Canada (AVSC). We are a local affiliate of this national group. We are especially proud of our own as one of the most active in Canada, hosting not only our own shows but many of the annual national conventions and shows of AVSC as well.

We are also an affiliate society of the African Violet Society of America, Inc. (AVSA) and of our close U.S. neighbour, the New York State African Violet Society.

What is this?

It is a small part of one of our meetings. One of the images in our header is simply a photograph of some members enjoying a presentation by another member on breaking up a clump of starter African violet plants. The small plants will be distributed among the members who also benefit from the information on how to do it the best way possible. We have informative demonstrations from time to time and we have one special meeting (usually in October) which is entirely devoted to this type of activity. Even without a demonstration like this, our meetings are always interesting and informative.

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What is this?

A show plantThe second of the images in our header is two typical show plants. We grow these plants all the time, but especially for our annual show which is open to the public. This show is the big event of our annual calendar and we welcome visitors.

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What is this?

Another gesneriad.The third image in our header is a popular Streptocarpus called "Fernwood's Cherries Jubilee". Streps are relatives of violets. Our members have an interest in many African violet relatives (called collectively "gesneriads") as well as the violets.

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