October Monthly VMS Meeting

The Usual: VanDusen, Floral Hall 5151 Oak St, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Join us for our monthly educational meeting! Details to be announced! 

Fungal Barcoding and Microscopy with Alan Rockefeller

The Usual: VanDusen, Floral Hall 5151 Oak St, Vancouver, BC, Canada

TUESDAY, OCT. 17th, Fungal Barcoding and Microscopy with Alan Rockefeller:   The Floral Hall has a capacity of 150 people, so in an effort to not have to turn anyone away at the event, we have made an Eventbrite page. If you would like to attend Alan Rockefeller's talk, please register below as soon as possible:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fungal-barcoding-and-microscopy-with-alan-rockefeller-tickets-734904608467?aff=oddtdtcreator   As with all our events, bringing in fresh specimens is HIGHLY encouraged. Let's show Alan the fungal bounty of our region!


42nd Annual Fall Mushroom Show

The Usual: VanDusen, Floral Hall 5151 Oak St, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Get ready for the 42nd Annual Fall Mushroom show! When: Sunday, October 22nd, 2023 When: 10am – 5pm Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden, Floral Hall, West 37th and Oak Street, Vancouver, B.C. Canada   BC's biggest mushroom festival will return to Floral hall this Fall bigger and better than ever. We have extended our hours to bring you loads of family fun mushroom festivities!   We will have: - live entertainment - fresh and dried mushrooms for sale - mushroom kits - guest speakers - books and apparel - arts and crafts - mush more!   Bring your own specimens for identification!   Please note, talks and presentations will take place in the Cedar Room of the Floral Hall, which has a capacity of 50. Talks are "first come first serve".   Masks are optional, and appreciated.   Admission $5.00, children under 12 free. Wheelchair accessible. Parking free but VERY limited. Venue is transit accessible via the 17, R4, and 41 bus lines.   Speakers and talk schedule will be announced on the day!   If admission price is a barrier, please contact president@vanmyco.com   This event is held on Ancestral, Traditional, and Unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) […]


VMS Meeting – Nov 2023

The Usual: VanDusen, Floral Hall 5151 Oak St, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The usual! Speaker TBD

VMS Meeting: Dec 2023

Get cosy and join us online* to watch a stream of the Fungi Film Fest! (https://www.fungifilmfest.com/) *for current VMS members    

Survivors’ Banquet

This is a true potluck feast, “catered” by members, for members and their guests. See below for more information. (If you are not currently a member or your membership has expired, memberships can be taken out at the event.) Members are allowed to bring one guest. Entry is by donation, with a suggested donation of 5$ (no one will be turned away for lack of funds). More details: ● Event starts at 5:30 pm with Happy Hour appetizers, spreads, soups, etc. Dinner starts at 6:30 pm. We may be playing music after dinner if you wish to bring an instrument. ● Bring a dish to share with several people, either an appetizer, soup, main or side dish, salad, or dessert. Also, bring a serving utensil or two. (Points for fungi-based dishes, especially dessert.) Please bring a list of ingredients. ● There is no real kitchen in the hall, just a small microwave, so be creative in keeping your dish warm. Tables will be set up to leave your contribution. ● Please bring your own plate, bowl, cup utensils, etc. to use, as well as any centerpiece or other table decor you'd like to add. Seating is “open” at tables for […]

Feb 13th Meeting: Macro/Micro with Bryce Kendrick

The Usual: VanDusen, Floral Hall 5151 Oak St, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Dr. Bryce Kendrick has authored more than 300 mycological publications, including several books. Notable titles include The Fifth Kingdom, A Young Person's Guide to Fungi, and The Genera of Hyphomycetes. Dr. Kendrick has studied fungi for over 50 years and is a retired former professor of mycology at the University of Waterloo. He currently lives on Vancouver Island and continues to be involved with the Pacific Northwest Key Council. We are so excited to welcome him here on the mainland for this special presentation.  Meeting time: Tuesday, February 13th, 7pm (talk begins at 7:30) Location: Floral Hall, VanDusen Gardens 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1   As always, we welcome and encourage you to bring whatever fungal finds you encounter. These specimens will be proudly identified and displayed at the meeting.

Mushroom Dyeing

Monthly meeting: talk on mushroom dyeing.

Mushroom Walk

Rain or Shine VMS Walk in the Woods Sunday April 28th 10 am (I'll be there about 9:45 am, and we'll leave about 10:15.) RRSVP HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScrWsUJhW2aeHznZaYVvheWFvGYGCrfhuAUnJDdb3-SFDfAoQ/viewform Hyannis Trail: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hyannis+Trail/@49.3314749,-122.9999159,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x54867a8e7043ca71:0xb46a12dc1d010e5d!8m2!3d49.3314749!4d-122.9999159!16s%2Fg%2F11gdlwhfj0?entry=ttu Hyannis Trail > Ned's Atomic Dustbin > Mushroom Trail > Powerline Trail > back left down the Hyannis trail I'll be printing off a trail map and leaving it at the trailhead if anyone shows up late. I did an estimate, and this should be about 2.5 hours. Bring water and packed lunch! Please also note that it is a residential neighbourhood, and it can often be full of cars near the trailhead. Please arrive early to find parking, or organize group transportation among your friends. If you want a ride from Vancouver around Oak/Broadway (or wherever east of there too), I can pick you up. Please email VicePresident@Vanmyco.com if you need a ride, and we can see about organizing carpools. Laura VP

Spring Mushroom Show

The Usual: VanDusen, Floral Hall 5151 Oak St, Vancouver, BC, Canada

We're back for our second year, this time with event more food, crafts, and fun! Don't miss out on this Spring celebration of all things fungi! We will have talks and experts to ID all day. Check out our unique vendors, offering gourmet products, crafts, ceramics, and grow kits. Entry: 5$, Kids under 12 free (if cost is a barrier, please message us or email president@vanmyco.com) Venue is wheelchair accessible This event is held on Ancestral, Traditional, and Unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.