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January 24, 2008
By Dave Harrison

It was another award-winning year for a number of participants in this year’s Canadian Greenhouse Conference. And for four delegates, it was an especially profitable experience. About 2,400 people attended this year’s show, again held at the Toronto International Centre. The pre-conference bus tours – one flower, one vegetable – were sold out, with waiting lists for both.

16It was another award-winning year for a number of participants in this year’s Canadian Greenhouse Conference.

And for four delegates, it was an especially profitable experience.

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About 2,400 people attended this year’s show, again held at the Toronto International Centre. The pre-conference bus tours – one flower, one vegetable – were sold out, with waiting lists for both.

The educational sessions attracted large crowds both days, with the joint energy program particularly popular. Other themes included new technologies, plant nutrition, new plant material, innovations and efficiencies, environmental factors in vegetable production, flower production, garden centre retailing, and industry trends.

Booth award winners included:
• Best Display of Plant Material: (small booth) Vanhof & Blokker Ltd.; (medium booth) Flamingo Holland Inc.; and (large booth) Yoder Canada Ltd. Vanhof and Blokker and Yoder also won in their respective categories last year.

• Best Display of Equipment and Products: (small booth) Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs; (medium booth) Kavita Canada Inc.; and (large booth) Priva North America.

Lucky Draw winners of $1,000 included Henry Vos of Foxwood Greenhouses in Freelton, Sherri Gardiner of Temkin Canada in Burlington, Deidre Young of Bemmer’s Greenhouse in Iron Bridge, and Bob Kuszczak of Humber Nurseries in Brampton, all of Ontario.

OMAFRA greenhouse vegetable specialist Shalin Khosla was presented with the Volunteer Appreciation award. He initially served from 1988 to 1991, and then returned to the trade fair committee in 2000, and has continued to serve since then. His major responsibilities include the pre-conference vegetable bus tour and the vegetable speaker program.

Also recognized with an appreciation award was the Ontario Flower Growers. The OFG has been supplying plants and flowers since the early days of the conference.

Next year’s conference will be held Oct. 3-4.

• www.canadiangreenhouseconference.com


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