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Northwest Koi & Goldfish Club’s 34th Annual PNKCA Convention and Pond Tour (OR)
June 1, 2018 - June 3, 2018
On Friday, June 1st, we will start off the convention with a wet lab instructed by Spike Cover and his K.O.I International group of koi gurus which will include internationally renowned Syd Mitchell from the U.K. This is a must attend for any koi enthusiast who would either like to attend their first wet lab or to extend their knowledge of koi husbandry. We also have scheduled on Friday a couple of workshops scheduled to get your creative juices flowing. Our own Patti Magee Kaufman and Claudia Nice will both be sharing their artistry with us. Patti will be instructing her wonderful “Painting Koi in Watercolors” workshop and Claudia will also be sharing her creativity with a leaf printing bonsai art class. Everyone will take home a unique piece of art in both of these classes. These workshops are extremely fun and anyone who attends is guaranteed a very creative, fun and most entertaining experience.
After the Wet Lab and Art Classes, on Friday evening there will be a reception welcoming everyone to the PNKCA Convention. This is a fun time to meet new fellow hobbyists and visit with old friends in our wonderful hobby.
On Saturday, the day of the convention, we have arranged for an amazing host of speakers who will educate you on a wide variety of topics ranging from pond filtration to animal trusts. Our key note speaker this year will be Syd Mitchell from the U.K. who will be sharing his vast knowledge with us on Anoxic Filtration and other topics. Spike Cover, Karen Pattist and the K.O.I gurus will also be doing a panel discussion including interesting pond cases. We are also fortunate to have many local vendors supporting our trade show this year and displaying many new products in the koi and water gardening industry.
On Sunday, we have a fantastic pond tour scheduled for you with some of the most beautiful ponds in the Pacific Northwest. There will be a lunch provided at one of the ponds on the tour.