Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Treefest 2011 slideshow

This 8 minute slideshow can be viewed in HD. Enjoy !

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Treefest, be there, or be normal!

TREEFEST 2011 on the Riverview Hospital grounds; everyone is welcome.

TREE TOURS: The Popular Tree Tours which highlight some of the more than 1,900 trees on the site
11am, 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm - leaving from beside the HEY building

There will be a Heritage walk with Don Luxton, well-known heritage consultant and member of the Vancouver Heritage Society who knows the grounds well. It will include walking to the main heritage buildings, but NOT inside.

Children of all ages will enjoy this wonderful walk. - leaving from near the HEY building.


"The Healing Power of Trees": Jay Peachy  

"Horticulture Therapy": Katie Hughes

ARTS: local artists on site displaying, demonstrating & selling their work.

1:30 – 2:30 pm Stringz Aloud Finnie’s Garden Susan Vigneux and Don Kellett, play swing, jazz, traditional music using guitars, mandolin.
2:30 – 4:30 pm Dragana Hajduk Finnie’s Garden
11:00 am –12:30 pm Ernie Higgins, plays a guitar North side of HEY near concession 
12:45 – 2:15 pm The Acchords North side of HEY near concession
2:30 – 4:00 pm Sharmaine and Luvena Kwong North side of HEY near concession 

BLACKBERRY TEA: 1:30 - 4:30 - Blackberry tea served in Finnie’s Garden 
-Back again by popular demand. Tea will be served this year by volunteers from BMN & Maple Creek streamkeepers.


This Event is FREE no registration required. Lots of Free Parking!
If you require more information phone 604-927-3583 or email Mary@rhcs.org

Bring the entire family to this free annual celebration of trees on the Riverview Hospital Lands.

Treefest is supported by:
Riverview Hospital Historical Society

Treefest is organized in partnership with:

The Riverview Horticultural Centre Society, RHCS
"Speaking for the Trees since 1992"

Monday, August 22, 2011

18th Annual Treefest Celebration on the Riverview Hospital Lands

Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Treefest is an opportunity to celebrate trees and environmental stewardship with an emphasis on the spectacular collection of trees on the Riverview lands. This year’s event will take place on SATURDAY, September 17th, from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Riverview Hospital Grounds located at 2601 Lougheed Highway in Coquitlam. Please note the CHANGE of DAY (made in order to avoid the Terry Fox Runs in the Tri-City area.

This year’s theme will be “The Healing Power of Trees”. Activities will include heritage walks and talks, community displays, live entertainment, a delicious Blackberry Tea in Finnie’s Garden, children’s activities, workshops by GardenWorks, tree tours, and exhibits from the local arts community. Food and beverage services will be provided on site as well as a Pocket Farmer’s Market.

This event runs from 11 am to 4 pm. Follow the banners on site to find the main celebration area.
 The main staging area is beside the Henry Esson Young,(HEY) building;
Google Earth KML directions, Here.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Treewalks 2011

April 17 Sunday 1 pm Magnolia walk
May 1 Sunday 1 pm BMN Natural Heritage Children/Youthwalk
May 8 Sunday 1 pm Public Tree Tour - Mother’s day
June 5 Sunday 1 pm Public Tree Tour
June 26 Sunday 1 pm Linden walk 1
July 7 Thursday 7:30 pm Linden walk 2
July 17 Sunday 1 pm Public Tree Tour
August 14 Sunday 1 pm Public Tree Tour
August 21 Sunday 1 pm BMN Natural Heritage walk
September 17 Saturday 11am - 4pm TREEFEST 2011 - 18th Annual
Guided walks leave on the hour
October 2 Sunday 1 pm Public Tree Tour - Last of the season

All of these walks start from the HEY building,  go here for some maps.
Visit RHCS for more information.