Wild Mushroom Festival – 13-15 October 2017

Activity Quadra Island Wild Mushroom Festival
Location Opening presentation (Heriot Bay Inn), collecting trips (various spots),   Identification workshop (Quadra Community Centre)
Date 13-15 October 2017, Friday to Sunday
Event Coordinator Darcy Mitchell with Marian McMeekin
Contact Info mitchelldarcy51@gmail.com, telephone: 778-716-7124
Description The Festival consists of 2 parts:

Part 1 – Opening presentation – Friday evening, October 13 at the Heriot Bay Inn. “Tales of the Chanterelle: A Mushroom’s Life in the Woods” by Dr. Shannon Berch, accompanied by delicious mushrooms appies. Seating 6:30 in Herons Dining Room.   Cost for Part 1 – $25.00

Part 2 – Collecting forays and identification workshop

Collecting forays – Saturday, October 14, departing from the Quadra Community Centre at 9:30 a.m. returning to the QCC no later than 3:00 p.m.   Guided field trips to find the greatest possible variety of mushrooms and other fungi.

Identification Workshop by Dr. Shannon Berch – Sunday, October 15, Quadra Community Centre, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with optional Question and Answer session from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Note: if you wish to stay for the Q&A session, bring a lunch or snack as there will be a half hour break.
Cost for part 2 – $70.00

To register for one or both parts of the Festival, call the Heriot Bay Inn at 250.285.3322. Additional information (i.e. what to bring for the collecting forays) will be provided upon registration. Note: all participants in Part 2 (forays and workshop) will be required to sign the Quadra Island Outdoor Club waiver if not already members of the Club.


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