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General Discussion / John Lyons passed away last night
« Last post by phunt on August 25, 2014, 12:15:39 PM »
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of former Champion Grower John Lyons after long battle with his health. John, father of grower Chris Lyons was a formal WR holder & long time grower of giant pumpkins, squash, LGs & tomatoes. John & Chris grew together for many years & were one of Canada's top growers, winning many events.  John was a former member of the Ottawa Valley/St. Lawrence Giant Pumpkin growers & one of the founding members of the GVGO (Giant Vegetable Growers of Ontario). He was inducted into the GVGO Hall of Fame in 2008.

Jane & I first met John at the very 1st weigh off we attended. Although we were complete strangers to the weigh scene, John was more than happy to help us out with any questions we had.  He was one of the friendliest grower that I've ever met. We will miss seeing him at the weigh offs. Details of funeral arrangements will be announced ASAP.

Our thought & prayers are with Chris & his family during this difficult time.

Jane & Phil Hunt
GVGO (Giant Vegetable Growers of Ontario)
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General Discussion / Re: Canadian Record Marrow
« Last post by Pumpkin Shepherd on August 25, 2014, 11:49:50 AM »
Well, belated congratulations on the Canadian Heavy Carrot Record!, I'm sure its already gone to your head  :laugh:   I think publicizing the Canadian records for the different "other" vegetables will go a long way to getting more people interested in growing them. I think there are a lot of records that are within reach for a lot of us (Giant Pumpkin not being one of them) and putting that proverbial carrot in front of our noses might just be what it takes to get more people growing the "others".
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General Discussion / Re: New world Record Tomato!
« Last post by cowpie on August 25, 2014, 11:20:37 AM »
It doesn't look that big until you enlarge the picture. WOW!
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General Discussion / Re: Canadian Record Marrow
« Last post by cowpie on August 25, 2014, 11:19:39 AM »
No need to thank me. Norm is the man with the data.
BTW I actually am the Canadian record holder for carrot (for weight), according to Norm. No one else has gone over 10 lbs. At least I can grow something big!  :laugh: As a club we really need to promote these "other" veggies. I sure hope we get a huge Swede this year as a result of our competition. I noticed several during the patch tour. Now all we need is a big one! 8)
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General Discussion / Re: New world Record Tomato!
« Last post by phunt on August 25, 2014, 06:01:05 AM »
Wow, what a mater. Congrats Dan

Jane & Phil
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General Discussion / Re: Canadian Record Marrow
« Last post by Dutch Brad on August 25, 2014, 05:14:20 AM »
I wasn't aware of the top 2, so it must have been Dorothy's marrows that stuck in my mind somehow.
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General Discussion / Re: Canadian Record Marrow
« Last post by Pumpkin Shepherd on August 24, 2014, 03:18:45 PM »
Great detective work Phil. Thanks for the info.
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Upcoming Events, Weigh-offs / Re: South BBQ & BS fest
« Last post by cowpie on August 24, 2014, 11:40:18 AM »
Thanks for making this event happen guys. A good time was had by all. :) It looks like Mike may be the guy to beat with those tomatoes of his.

Phil J.
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General Discussion / Re: Canadian Record Marrow
« Last post by cowpie on August 24, 2014, 11:36:51 AM »
Ok...

I got a hard copy of Marrow results from Norm Craven. I won't bother with all the results right now but I will be working on getting full results posted on our web site this winter.

105.2 lbs. Jason Mcgruthers 2004 Keswick
99.8 lbs. Norm Craven 2004 Stouffville
95.8 lbs. D. Shier 2013 Cannnington
90.0 lbs. D, Shier 2012 Cannington
88.0 lbs. Burt Veens 1996 Forest
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Upcoming Events, Weigh-offs / Re: South BBQ & BS fest
« Last post by Mike DeMars on August 24, 2014, 09:46:02 AM »
Thanks to everyone for coming out and making it a great day. Always lots of info when you get everyone one together and it is very much appreciated.
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