Welcome to the official web site of the African Violet Society of Canada, a group devoted to the growing and showing of the world's most popular house plant.
We enjoyed our 2014 Convention - Violets Roam the World. It took place in Toronto, April 23-26, 2014. Many AVSC members came from across Canada along with some from the U.S.A. and other countries. Come back to these pages soon to read write-ups of the events and see photos from the show as we get a chance to prepare them. In the meantime you can still read the advance publicity we placed here for the Convention: Convention 2014 - Violets Roam the World, but do remember that it is over for this year.
If you are visiting us to learn about our 2012 Convention held jointly in Detroit, Michigan by the African Violet Society of America, Inc. and the African Violet Society of Canada, you can go directly there to those pages through this link: Convention 2012. If you are here to explore other areas of the site and learn more about African violets you may do so through the navigation bar above or through other links that follow.
Looking at the navigation bar above these words you will find links to several groups of pages. The About Us group of pages will tell you a great deal about our Society and what we do. The About Violets group of pages will tell you about many aspects of growing this plant whether for pleasure or for show or both.
Then we have a group of pages titled Gesneriads and not all of you will know that gesneriads are the plant family to which the African violet belongs. In fact, the African violet (known to the scientific types as Saintpaulia) is but one of the many members of the gesneriad family. This group of pages will give you a basic introduction to some other members of the family. You may recognize some of them as they are also popular plants; others may be new to you.
Finally, we have a group of Galleries, photo galleries to be specific, that will allow you to see photos of dozens of popular African violets and gesneriads.
We hope you enjoy your visit.