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Toronto Orchid Show

It was Southern Ontario Orchid Society’s annual orchid show this weekend at Toronto Botanical Garden. I had a chance to volunteer as clerks at the show! It was a very interesting, fun, and yet educational! Since I love orchids, I think it will be very hard to find any other volunteer work that are comparable to this.

I got up at 6am, left home at 6:30am, and arrived at the show at 7am. As a first timer, I needed to ask around about what’s going on, and what I should be doing; and the first person I spoke to happened to be in the same judging team as me. She has been clerking for 15 years, and just found out she’s been upgraded to judging this year! Talking about how luck I am… With her guidance, the rest was as smooth as it can be. Preparing clipboard, getting ready for the ribbons, knowing the location of each display, recording judge’s decisions, and making sure the awarded plants have the correct ribbon! It was a very rewarding 3 hours spent.

Now, let’s enjoy some orchids:
Toronto Orchid Show

Toronto Orchid Show

Toronto Orchid Show

Toronto Orchid Show

Toronto Orchid Show

Toronto Orchid Show

Toronto Orchid Show

Toronto Orchid Show

Toronto Orchid Show

There are a few more pictures that were out of focus, but I am pretty happy with these ones. The colors in the show room was amazing, I can look at them all day long; I wish my home is like that.
P.S. I will try to find the official names for all these orchids.

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