REGISTRANTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD GATHERED FOR ANOTHER GRAND MUSHROOM-DYEING EVENT, AND NOW WE ARE ALL LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING TOGETHER AGAIN IN 2018: IN NORWAY! CLICK HERE TO SEE A COLLECTION OF PHOTOS FROM THE 2016 SYMPOSIUM. (THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SHARED THEIR IMAGES, AND TO LESLEY O’KEEFE FOR PUTTING THEM TOGETHER.)
For those who didn’t attend this year’s Symposium, we’ll keep this website up for a few more months so you can see what typically occurs at one of these events.
Mushroom dyers from all over the world will be gathering in Madeira Park, British Columbia, Canada, to spend a week discovering (or rediscovering) the magic of mushroom colours. The Symposium will begin with a special welcome dinner on Monday, October 17, and the final dinner will take place on Saturday, October 22. We’ll say our farewells on the Sunday morning, October 23.
We have an exciting array of West Coast-themed workshops for registrants to choose from, along with forays and, of course, dyepot sessions. We suggest you sign up early, as some workshops will fill up quickly.
The forest usually teems with all manner of fungi in October, and we encourage everyone to sign up for one of the forays.
Workshops, cultural events, and time to socialize with old friends and new are important parts of every Symposium, and the Canadian event will not disappoint. The registration fee will cover four days of workshops, dyepots, and forays (registrants will note their preferences at time of registration); six dinners; five lunches; dinner speakers and entertainment; transportation to and from the Langdale ferry terminal (if required); and a few pleasant surprises!
Those wishing to experience even more West Coast mushrooms may wish to arrive early, to attend the 8th Annual Sunshine Coast Mushroom Festival, October 14-16, with the mushroom show and display on October 15, and presentation by and foray with Daniel Winkler. Details will appear on the website of the Sunshine Coast SHROOM shortly.
Madeira Park is a lovely village, part of Pender Harbour on BC’s Sunshine Coast, a West Coast rainforest paradise. The event will be based out of the Painted Boat Resort, where registrants will share condo units within walking distance of workshop and meal venues. Accommodation at the Painted Boat Resort, where the Symposium is centred, is now full. Please see the Accommodation page for further details and a list of alternative accommodation providers. Some RV sites are also available. (While tenting on the Sunshine Coast is wonderful in dry weather, please be aware that we often experience rain in October.)
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