Lily Show
Ontario Regional Lily Society Annual Show

The ORLS (Ontario Regional Lily Society) was formed in 1966. The group exists to encourage the cultivation, knowledge and enjoyment of lilies.

Our Society is made up of members from many areas of Ontario, as well as from other provinces and from the United States. Our meeting location is Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, Ontario.


ORLS 2024 Board Members

President:  Eric Duma

Past President:  Anthony MacFadyen

Vice President: David Maltby

Secretary: Lola MacFadyen

Treasurer: Declan Whelan


Directors – Term Expiring 2025

Joy Bains*               

Piret Duma*

John Kepkiewicz  


Directors – Term Expiring 2026

Brian Bergman*         

Marilyn Cornwell*

Anne Harbord*          

Elizabeth Schleicher*

Paul Stevens*              

Mary Ann Vercammen**

Directors serve a two year term which can be renewed once and then they must step down for one year. 

* first term  ** second term


Our 2024 President is Eric Duma.  You can reach him directly at  To contact anyone on the board, you can email us at

Each July we hold our annual lily show at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, Ontario. The date is the alternate weekend with the North American Lily Society Show so members can participate in both.  This is a great time for the public to come out and see what lily growers have been up to throughout the year.

Our bulb auction and sale is usually held the first Sunday in October.  Typically the bulb auction is online and the sale is in person at the Royal Botanical Gardens.  Our November member meeting is usually the second Sunday in November and is generally now held via Zoom.


Future meeting dates:
 Annual show –    July 6 & 7, 2024
 Board meeting – Tuesday, August 27 @ 7pm via Zoom
 Bulb sale –  Sunday, October 20, 2024
 Members meeting –  Sunday, November 17, 2024 @ 2pm
 Board meeting –  Tuesday, January 21, 2025 @  7:30 pm
 Annual General Meeting – Sunday, April 13, 2025 @ 2 pm
 Board meeting – Wednesday, May 28, 2025 @ 7 pm via Zoom
Picnic – to be decided 2025
 Annual show – July 19 & 20, 2025