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A FOND FAREWELL
Dear bonsai friends, club members and website lookers,
It is almost certain that East Van Bonsai will officially be no more by March of 2023. Any Bonsai Night visitors will have noticed that we have not convened since the pandemic. I am moving away from the city, so I won’t be around and it doesn’t make sense to keep paying for this website. This site may transition to a free wordpress website or close all together. So if you visit the resources page for bonsai links, save your favourites, take screenshots, whatever you need to do. My bonsai journey will continue elsewhere. Enjoy yours! Thank you for visiting.
LYNN VALLEY BONSAI SALE: SEPT 10
The Lynn Valley Bonsai Group is having another sale at the regular venue in North Vancouver. Possibly the last chance of the season to score some trees and bonsai goods locally. The sale is at the church lot. If weather turns, the sale will be inside. More info below;
RIVERS EDGE BONSAI: MOVING SALE
Rivers Edge Bonsai on Vancouver Island(Nanoose Bay) is having two open house sales. The nursery is moving and so clearing stock. Please contact Rivers Edge for further information and questions. Details below.
BONSAI SALE SATURDAY JULY 23.
The Lynn Valley Bonsai Group is having their summer sale at the regular venue in North Vancouver. This small group always has a surprising amount of variety up for grabs from raw plant material to pre-bonsai and potted bonsai, even some ceramics. The sale is inside the church via the rear entrance. More info below;
UPCOMING SHOWS & SALES (Updated June 24)
Finally, plant shows and bonsai club events are back! The following are the shows and sales coming up in the Vancouver area. Please contact the venue or specific event contacts with any questions. If you know of any additional bonsai club shows to come, comment below or contact East Van Bonsai so it can be added.
THE 96th KOKUFU IS HERE.
February 8th to the 16th of 2022 marks the 96th Kokufu Bonsai exhibition. One of the worlds best bonsai shows, if not the best. In recent years, photography has been permitted, so the last few shows have some great video footage online. Here are a couple of the first clips to be found on youtube for your viewing pleasure.
SPOTLIGHT: BEST COAST BONSAI
Best Coast Bonsai is owned and operated by Tom Ulecki. It is a small, well curated garden specializing in high quality bonsai trees, ceramics and wire. Tom, who apprenticed at Kouka-en in Osaka, Japan opened Best Coast Bonsai right here in Vancouver in 2018. At Best Coast, you can expect to see a good variety of tree species from raw stock right up to finished bonsai, styled by Tom. He also imports very good quality bonsai pots from Japan, as well as hand crafting ceramics himself. An on site kiln allows Ulecki to offer unique glazes and annealed copper wire. Here are some images taken this fall which permit a glimpse of what awaits you at Best Coast Bonsai.
NORTHSHORE BONSAI SALE #2
Saturday August 14 2021. From 11am -4pm North Vancouver, BC.
East Van Bonsai member David Bailey, aka North Shore Bonsai is hosting a second meet and greet event. It’s not just a sale, but also for those who have questions about their trees and for those who want to hang out with other fellow bonsai nerds. You can bring trees to work on. There will be bonsai soil mix for sale. There is plenty of open space to social distance and free parking on site.
BONSAI SALE. THURSDAY JULY 1st 2021.
East Van Bonsai Canada Day Sale. Hosted by Best Coast Bonsai.
Thanks to all of you who came out. You made the sale a success. Huge thanks to fellow club members who came out to support and those who set up a table. You know who you are. You all made it a great sale, a great day! Thank you to our Regional PNBCA director for putting the word out. Hope to see you at our next event.
This is an outdoor event and everyone is welcome. All vendors are East Van Bonsai members, selling plants, trees, pre bonsai, potted bonsai, ceramics and more. Hope to see you there