JI Convention 2020

Society for Japanese Iris 2020 National Convention

Due to the current State of affairs of Travel, the Convention Team and Society for Japanese Iris (SJI) Board have decided to cancel the 2020 SJI Convention. 

“Oceans of Iris”

July 17-18

Registration  2020 Iris Convention Registration Form

If you are travelling to the convention by air you will arrive at Halifax Stanfield International Airport approximately 30 minutes drive from Truro and you will be responsible for arranging transportation from the airport to Truro. Our host hotel is the Holiday Inn, 437 Prince St, Truro, Nova Scotia (www.holidayinn.com/trurons). Our special group room rate is $149.50 Cdn. Call 902.895.1651 (888.895.1651) [800.HOLIDAY (465.4329)] to reserve your room and mention the Society for Japanese Iris Convention when booking, to receive the special rate. The deadline for bookin g rooms at the special rate is June 17, 2020, so book ASAP.
https://www.ihg.com/Holiday Inn Booking

For other room options there are several hotels as well as B & B’s in the area, however, the Indigenous Games will be held during the same time period so other rooms may be filled early. Breakfast is not included in registration and there are no café’s open early in the morning close to the hotel. If you want breakfast before the bus departs, your best option is the hotel. Convention early registration (until June 1st), is $145 Cdn. funds per person which includes Friday and Saturday dinners, Saturday lunch and bus transportation for the Saturday garden tours. Late registration is $165 Cdn. until June 17th. Saturday only registration with no bus transportation to the tour gardens is $75. Payment can be made by cheque, postal money order, or bank draft and should be made out to: Nova Scotia Iris Society.

Registration questions can be addressed to Grant Spearman at corriemspearman@gmail.com.
General convention questions can be addressed to Allan Banks: info@harbourbreezes.ca 902222-8720


Convention Schedule of Events
Printable Copy

The Nova Scotia Iris Society is very pleased to host the 2020 Society for Japanese Iris convention in Truro, Nova Scotia. We offer a tour of three gardens along with 2 hours of in-garden judges training.
The agenda for the weekend includes:

Friday, July 17, 2020
3:00 – 5:00 pm – Registration at Holiday Inn, 437 Prince St. Truro
4:00 – 5:00 pm – Society for Japanese Iris Board Meeting
5:00 – 6:00 pm – Social Hour
6:00 – 7:00 pm – Dinner
7:00 – 9:00 pm – Hybridizer slides

Saturday, July 18, 2020
7:45 – 8:00 am – Board bus at Holiday Inn
8:00 – 9:15 am – Travel to Duff & Donna Evers Garden
9:15 – 10:15 am – Visit Duff & Donna Evers Garden
10:15 – 11:15 am – Travel to Salmon River Country Inn
11:15 – 12:15 am – Lunch at Salmon River Country Inn
12:15 – 12:25 – Travel to Harbour Breezes Daylilies Garden
12:25 – 3:00 pm – Visit Harbour Breezes Daylilies Garden
3:00 – 4:15 pm – travel to Dalhousie Agricultural campus Rock Gardens and iris display beds
4:15 – 4:45 – Visit Dalhousie Agricultural campus Rock Gardens and iris display beds
4:45 – 5:00 – Return to Holiday Inn, Truro
5:30 – 6:00 – NSIS Reception & Silent Auction
6:00 – 7:00 – Dinner & Silent Auction
7:00 – 8:00 – Presentation and Hybridizer Slides
8:00 – 9:30 – Society for Japanese Iris Auction

Harbor Breezes
SJI National Convention

The Society for Japanese Iris hosts a Convention every three years. Our next National, July 2020, we  will be traveling to Nova Scotia, Canada. Here is an aerial of one of the host gardens, Harbor Breezes Daylilies and Japanese Iris, being readied with new Convention beds for 2020.