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.
The great news of this season is that next season (Spring 2016) we will have a national AVSC Convention after not having one in 2015. Please watch this site for details as they are developed. Our hosts will be the Stampede City African Violet Society of Calgary, and, naturally the Convention will be held in Calgary. The dates will be May 10 - May 16, 2016 and the host hotel will be the Best Western Village Park Inn.
We already have a little information on the accommodations. To learn more about them, click here: Accommodations.
Watch this space for further information as it becomes available.
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.
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.