Native Orchid Conservative Inc and Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre will hold their first ever Orchid Festival on June 3 and 4, 10am-5pm, at Oak Hammock Marsh, One Mallard Bay at PR 220. 

Displays will feature Manitoba orchids and their habitat and also a special exhibit on the much-loved Vanilla orchid.  Learn about Manitoba's 36 native orchid species and the need for their conservation. 

Feature Presentations:

  Orchids: Beauty in Diversity
What are Wetlands
Flower of the Hour - a new one every hour!
clips from NOCI's new video Zoom in on Native Orchids - fun and educational for the whole family. 

Especially for Kids:

  Orchid origami crafts, orchid legends, face painting, and a chance to find out just how good orchids can taste. 
Also, canoe rides, critter dipping, and marsh walks throughout the day. 

A door prize and hourly trivia questions gives you many chances to win prizes throughout the day. 

Take home an orchid souvenir, orchid pin, book, or DVD.  EverSpring Orchids will be selling 5" potted orchids both days; prices from $25 to $35 make it possible for everyone to take home a beautiful orchid of their own. 

We are looking for fun-loving volunteers to chat with visitors at our display!  Please contact Doris at 231-1160 or if you can help.  For more volunteering opportunities, see our Volunteers Needed page.