August Update


We hope you find the web site updates useful. The new Members section is meant to give all members easy access to the demonstration videos and notes so you can practice on your own, and participate in the online sessions whenever possible.

Plans under consideration:

  • Offering pre-ordered bundles of flower material for pick up.
  • Organizing online special workshops with guest teachers.
  • Providing an online beginners series.

Do let us know if you are interested in these possibilities or if you are having difficulties accessing the Members section or online classes.

Also stay tuned for notice of our Annual General Meeting. We will need to do that sometime soon.

Stay safe and take time to arrange some flowers.

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Arrangements from Home

It is lovely to see some of our students still practising ikebana from home.

If you have access to some material please do send your pictures and we will be happy to share them.

Since I got rather behind in my posts last season I plan to go through those pictures and post a selection  of them here for your enjoyment.

To start us off, here are arrangements from Randi and Julie.

We hope you are all well and look forward to getting back to classes with you whenever that may be.

Julie: Inspired by COVID molecules.


Randi: untitled

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2019 Workshop Pictures

As we start out Fall season we hope you will be inspired by these pictures from our May and August workshops with visiting professors from Japan and France. Follow the links below for more pictures and information.

May 2019 Workshops with professor Sato

Sato corrections 2

August 2019 Workshops with professor LeMaguer

LeMaguer sensei in action



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First Rikka Class

We were delighted to have our advanced students start off the new year with their first Rikka shofutai class. Everyone rose to the challenge with patience and good humour. Next class for this group is February. 23.

Regular classes resume in March for both locations. Check the calendar for times, dates, and topics.

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November 7, 2018 Freestyle

Fresststyle / Jiyuka at the JDIC.

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October 4, 2018 Shoka Shofutai

Shoka sanshuike at the EJCA.

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October 10, 2018 Shoka Shofutai

Some more catching up. Stayed tuned as there are a couple of other classes from this Fall to be posted as well.

Shoka sanshuike

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Finishing Another Season

How quickly the time has flown. Another season of ikebana classes have finished and we thank all our students for their enthusiastic participation and support. We also offer great appreciation and thanks to our treasurer, Jacqueline, and our host venues: the Edmonton Japanese Community Association and the Edmonton Jewish Seniors’ Drop In Centre. We look forward to continuing to be part of your programming in the upcoming year.

Regular classes will resume in March. Please check the calendar on the home page for dates and topics.  We are also excited to be starting Rikka classes with our more experienced students. Dates and times will be emailed. Stay tuned.

Save the dates: May 22 & 23, 2019 Visiting Professor Workshops

New to ikebana? Interested in classes? Contact:

We invite you to enjoy the freestyle/jiyuka arrangements from classes in October and November 2018, posted below.

Best wishes of the season and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year,

Brenda and Jean-Marcel

November 29

November 28

November 21

November 15

November 1

October 24



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Jiyuka October 18

Our first Fall freestyle class at the EJCA

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Celebrating the New Season

Sept. 20 Fall Shoka Shofutai Nishuike

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