VANCOUVER AQUATIC HOBBYIST SOCIETY
WILL MEET WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER, 9, 2015. AT THE BONSOR COMMUNITY CENTER IN BURNABY AT 7:30 pm.
WILL MEET WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER, 9, 2015. AT THE BONSOR COMMUNITY CENTER IN BURNABY AT 7:30 pm.
There are no meetings scheduled in July and August 2015 , see you all in September.
Next meeting June 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Bonsor community center in Burnaby. Dave Carlson will host a talk on breeding aquarium fish. Auction will have the last fish from the Fantasy Aquatic close out sale.
hope to see you all there.
Thanks to all who came out to the Spring Auction, over 50 people attended, hope to see you all back in the May meeting.
Memberships are available at the door, come out and support your Aquarium club.
There will be door prize, and we ask everyone to contribute 2 dollars to help cover the room cost.
March 11, 2015 meeting of the Vancouver Aquatic Hobbyist Society at the Bonsor Community center in Burnaby at 7:30 pm. Everyone is Welcome. Come out and meet other aquarists and fish breeders.
Vancouver Aquatic Hobbyist Society will also meet on April ,8, 2015 and May 13, 2015.
Next steering meeting of the Board will be March 17, 2015 anyone interested in attending please email email@example.com for more information.
The February meeting of the Vancouver Aquatic Hobbyist Society will be February 11, 2015 at The Bonsor Community Center in Burnaby at 7:30 pm.
Guest speaker this month is Jeff from J & L Aquatics, his talk will be Grow, Inspire and Entertain. with a focus on lighting.
We will have our usual question and answer period for anyone having problems there are lots of experienced aquarists on hand to help and our auction of surplus plants and fish from local hobbyists.
Everyone is welcome, there is a 2 dollar admission fee to help cover the cost of the room. Sure to be an interesting meeting you can check out J&L Aquatics website at www.jlaquatics.com Hope to see a good turn out for the first meeting of 2015.
Happy new year and best wishes to all for 2015.
There is no meeting this January, next meeting will be in February , will post next meeting information soon.
Next meeting is December 10th, 2014 at Bonsor Community center in Burnaby at 7:30 pm. This meeting is our Xmas social, potluck, so bring your goodies to share. This meeting is our AGM also.
memberships will be available at the door.
The new meeting place for the September meeting is the Bonsor Community center in Burnaby located at 6550 Bonsor Ave. Parking is available by the tennis courts. We will be meeting in the multipurpose room # 2. for more information please see the Bonsor community center website at https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Bonsor+Recreation+Complex+(with+pool)/@49.223799,-122.997048,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x5486765b9ea7165d:0x4b7d1950edfd5940?hl=en
Admission is for members only but you can join at the door for 20 dollars. members are asked to contribute 2 dollars to cover the room cost. all funds go to support the Vancouver Aquatic Hobbyist Society enabling us to bring guest speakers and special events, and promote the aquarium hobby in the lower mainland area.
Juan Miguel Artigas Azas is an aquarist in San Luis Potosí, Mexico (the very center of it). He has loved fish since he can remember and has kept them steadily in home aquariums for over 30 years now. His main interest are Central American Cichlids and Mexican fishes, but he is also very interested in any other type of fish.
Juan Miguel is the creator and editor of the Cichlid Room Companion. His love for computers and nature, together with the revolutionary development of Internet was too much for him to let the opportunity to create this page pass along. He has found that the maintenance of a real good home page is a life time enterprise, and he is ready to cope to that.
Juan Miguel enjoys travelling to the natural habitats of the fish he loves, where he obtains underwater pictures of them. He likes to observe them, trying to understand their natural history and relationships. He has managed to obtain a great knowledge on the biology and geographical distribution of the fishes in Mexico. This gives to his conferences an originality and special interest.
Juan Miguel has written many articles on Mexican and Central American Freshwater fish, mainly on cichlids, for several club and aquarium publications. He has also been honored with the invitation as lecturer in fish oriented conventions in several countries, including Mexico, United States, Belgium, Canada, England, Netherlands, Norway, France, Italy Sweden and Germany. Juan Miguel is part of the American Cichlid Association – Marineland speakers program.
Juan Miguel has been awarded the Guy Jordan Retrospective Award 2008 by the American Cichlid Association. The maximum honor this association gives to people who has done extensive contributions to the International Cichlid Hobby.
more info on room location will be coming.
there will be a slide show presentation ” an introduction to killifish by Richard pierce”
Every one is welcome, there is a 2 dollar cover charge to help pay for the room.
hope to see you there , this is the last meeting before the summer break.
The School is located near Metrotown and the Metrotown skytrain station.
Come out and join in the fun, meet fellow aquarists.
IS WEDNESDAY APRIL 9, 2014 AT 7:30 PM AT MAYWOOD COMMUNITY SCHOOL IN BURNABY.
This is a plant, fish, frags, auction only, please no equipment.
Bring your Fish, plants, saltwater frags, corals and other critters from your aquariums for your fellow hobbyists.
Everyone is welcome, admission is 2 $ to help cover the cost of renting the room.
This Months guest speaker will be Carmen Lake.
Carmen earned her degree in Animal Science then worked in Edmonton at the University of Alberta agricultural test station and university farm, and then with the provincial governments’ pathology Laboratory until she decided to continue her studies. She graduated from the University of Prince Edward Islands’ Atlantic Veterinary College and practiced mixed animal veterinary medicine for over 16 years locally and internationally. Carmen also became an Associate Professor of Veterinary Physiology educating the next generation of veterinarians before she decided to pursue her Masters degree in Public Health. Her mission has always been to promote preventative medicine and to take an active leadership role in continuing educating. Carmen is currently the director and principal of Carmen Lake & Associates, a company dedicated to knowledge transfer and continuing education of medical professionals, allied health care teams, and the public on health issues relating to the human-animal bond. She has a special focus of infection control and antibiotic resistance. She also continues to work as a locum veterinarian in the greater Vancouver area.
Carmen had her first aquarium as an undergraduate where she found out first hand the mental health benefits of owning and caring for tropical fish. She recalls the many hours spent relieving stress by watching her fish swim around their tank. Fish watching still provides that relief and pleasure. She now shares the hobby with her son. They are both active members of the Vancouver Aquatic Hobbyist Society.
Carmen’s talk will focus on preserving the health and safety of the aquarist as they enjoy their hobby. It aims to be a very interactive and fun discussion. Some things will be new while others will serve as a reminder of things we tend to forget to consider or perhaps overlook. Safety is something one cannot stress enough. Come and see how you may better protect your health.
We will also have our usual Q and A period and our mini auction.
Hope to see you all there this wednesday night.
Check out the vahs.ca website for more info on Carmen Lake.
This is the first of our regular meetings for 2014.
Hope to see many of you there, we will have our usuall informative Question and answer period as well as our mini auction. A great social event to meet fellow aquarists, come out and see what local aquarists are doing.
A big thanks to J&L Aquatics for sponsoring our December 2013 meeting and donating a great LED light.
Thanks to Stan at Discus World for donating some spectacular baby discus.
J&L Aquatics Ltd.
Founded in 1997 with the Canadian aquarist in mind, J&L Aquatics strives to provide quality equipment and supplies at the best possible prices without sacrificing service and support!
205A-3430 Brighton Ave.; Burnaby, BC V5A 3H4, Canada
This is our annual Xmas social with a gift exchange for those who would like to participate and also a xmas potluck, so bring your treats.
This is an annual event in November held in North Vancouver at Saint Piux X catholic church gymnasium 1150 Mt. Seymour Road
This auction is a fundraiser for Project Piaba for more info see Project Piaba on our website or go to http://projectpiaba.wordpress.com/
An all day event, locally raised fish and plants, used aquarium equipment, Everyone is welcome, sellers are required to preregister
You can download the sellers form from the website at events and auctions.
Registration starts at 8:30, auction starts at 10:00.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to register please include your name and membership number.
Please note rules for the auction regarding equipment.
Guest speaker Hannah M. Evans
Will be chatting about my recent trip to Guam (a US territory and the largest island in Micronesia) where I took part in a SECORE workshop on coral reproduction and reef rehabilitation. We’ll discuss modes of sexual coral reproduction; both broadcast spawning and brooding species, the state of Guam’s coral reefs, current reef rehabilitation efforts, and SECORE’s research around the world. There will be a hands on component to the talk where you can observe coral larvae (no guarantees but I will try and collect larvae that day) and see different methods and techniques for collecting and settling larval corals in the home aquarium.
For all salt water enthusiasts, we are sure this will be an informative and interesting talk, Hope to see you all there.
Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting, hope to see some new faces as well as some old ones, so get out and participate and socialize with fellow aquarists from the lower mainland. We will have our regular mini auction as well.