Courses and workshops

Courses and workshops in May and June 2023 will be held at the Vanier Community Centre

Styling and Wiring workshop on Saturday May 6,  from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

In this workshop, participants will perform the analysis of their trees following a presentation on the principles of bonsai aesthetics. A design will then be determined for each tree. There will be a short presentation on how to wire primary and secondary branches after which the participants will start implementing the chosen design.

There is a limit of 8 participants and the cost is $50 per person to be paid upon registration. 

REGISTRATION: By sending payment by electronic transfer (Interac) to  before May 1st.


Open workshop on May 8th  2023   

Those bilingual workshops are held at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre. Members bring their own tree or trees to work on with the help of an experienced member.  Participants can get help in performing repot, wiring or styling, or simply receive advice. There is no need to register in advance to participate in those workshops and there is no cost for members.


Bonsai development workshop on May 16 2023  

During the workshop, participants will receive assistance from experienced OBS members to begin developing their own bonsai using a pre-bonsai plant. The plant material, a suitable pot, the tools and the necessary supplies will be provided. 

The cost is $110.

REGISTRATION: By email to   

Yvon Bernier: (819) 684-0586