The Canadian Prairie Lily Society was founded in 1967 by a group of individuals with a strong interest and love for the genus Lilium. The Society received its charter under the provincial societies act in 1973.
The aims of the Society then and now are:
The Society sponsors several annual events for its members - a Fall bulb sale (Sept/Oct), a judged lily show (July), informational meetings, and an annual general meeting. The Society publishes a quarterly newsletter and has a library for use by its members. The Society sponsors events that are open to the general public- informational meetings, judged lily shows (July), information/display booth at Gardenscape (March), and a Fall Bulb Sale (October). The Society maintains a Heritage lily garden plot on the grounds of the University of Saskatchewan to display the glory of the garden lily and to honour the achievements of Canadian lily hybridizers. The Society helps fund scientific research of the genus Lilium, and provides scholarships in Horticulture Science to students attending the University of Saskatchewan, and Olds Agricultural College, Olds, Alberta.
Membership in the Society is open to all, especially those interested in growing, showing and hybridizing lilies.