May 27th is the next OVAS Monthly meeting, from 7-9p.m. at Tom Brown Arena. As usual there will be treats and items for sale.
It is difficult to believe it is May which marks our last monthly meeting of the year. This also means it is elections time! For the latest information on candidates and available positions, please visit the May elections thread.
At this monthly meeting it will also be a chance to be part of planning for the upcoming year. The plan is to have a Cafe style facilitated groups where each team will brainstorm on a specific topic. The 5 topics are:
- Aquamania 2014
- Web Presence/Library
- Program – monthly topics
- BAP/AHAP (plants)
For more details, visit the May Monthly meeting thread.
Come support your club and make a difference!
Mark your calendars for June 9th, 2013 as the Annual OVAS BBQ will take place at Andrew Hayden Park again this year. To help us plan the event, please let us know if your coming. For more details about the BBQ, please visit the forum thread.
The OVAS end of year BBQ will be on June 9th. To help us plan the food, we need to know how many are coming.
Congratulations Shawn84 for winning the POTM contest for March.
Submit your best photo for the month of April. For more details, visit this thread.
The next OVAS monthly meeting is on Monday, April 22nd at 7:00p.m. until 9p.m. Come join us to watch Robert DiMarco from Montreal present the following topic voted by the OVAS forum members:
Salt Water ….Why aren’t you Hooked? Details of talk:
Identifies the fundamental similarities and differences between Fresh and Salt water aquariums (i.e. Starting a Salt Water Aquarium).
Includes a review of the Principles and Evolution of Salt Water Filtration, from the original “under gravel” filtration to the advances of the present, “natural” systems including understanding the nitrogen cycle, live bacteria, live sand, skimmers, “NNR” filtration, cryptic filtration, fluidized bed filters, ultra violet and ozone sterilization, refugiums etc.
This talk also addresses some suggested fish for beginners and those fish that attract novices but should be avoided.
As usual, there will be snacks available as well as prizes to be won, and of course aquarium related items for sale.
Come on, come all! The location is at the usual place, Tom Brown Arena.
Congratulations to Bergenm for winning the POTM for December 2012.
Now it’s time to vote for your favourite Jan/Feb POTM photo and
to submit a photo of your favourite pet for the March POTM. Good Luck!
The Ottawa Valley Aquarium Society presents it`s first ever AquaMania event which is set for March 23-24, at the Best Western Hotel and Conference Centre, 1876 Robertson Road, Bells Corners. This is a 2 day event.
On Saturday a great lineup of guest speakers is planned, including Dr. Stephan Tanner, Jamie Baquero, Dr. Hernan Lopez-Fernandez, Les Wilson and Jason Baliban. Topics will cover freshwater and saltwater.
We will also have a manufacturer exhibit and sales room running all day on Saturday. If you are interested in having an exhibit or being a vendor please contact us - firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sunday, it will be our annual Giant Auction! For more information, check out the Giant Auction thread! Pre-registration can be made by using this electronic form.
Click here for Vendor Registration
To make this a successful event, we need volunteers! To sign-up, please fill in this form to indicate your preference and availability. Volunteer sign-up form.