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Remembering our exceptional president

Remembering Lorene

In December, our dear mother, devoted grandmother, and loving wife was called home to begin her heavenly journey after a very sudden, rapid bout with cancer. She was a friend to many, and all those who had the pleasure of being one of her friends knew they could count on her to have their backs.

She was the glue that held so many together, and now we’re all left to figure out how to hold the pieces together without her.  Her dedication to community, church, friends, family, photography and all the wonders that nature has blessed us with, does not end with her time here with us.

In lieu of flowers, she has requested that donations be raised to support her church initiatives in Zambia and the protection of the wildlife she captured so exquisitely in her photos, as well as a scholarship in her name for a budding nature photographer with strong ideals in conservancy.   Her legacy will live on in all of those who knew her.

Thank you to all of your support and offers of assistance.

Kimura family


The club membership consists of over 120 photographers from novice to professional and everything in between. Our members live, work and play in a photographer’s paradise, the east coast of Vancouver Island in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.



We meet once a month in Qualicum Beach, with half the meeting devoted to education, and the other half covering club business. We also have a dedicated education meeting, optional assignments and one field trip each month, tying into special events in the area as much as possible.

The goal of the club is to promote learning, sharing and the enjoyment of photography in a convivial atmosphere. We welcome new members whether beginners or more experienced photographers. We encourage all members to share their knowledge with each other whether photography or use of their camera and equipment.

Membership is $20 per person per year, only during the Covid pandemic, regular rate is $40 per person. Membership is open to anyone interested in photography. New members can also purchase a personalized name badge for an additional $14.00. The membership fee is prorated between June and April.  Please contact the membership director for details – membership.opc@gmail.com.

Guests are allowed to come to two meetings at no charge; after which they must pay a membership fee in order to continue attending. Members are required to sign both a membership form and our liability waiver (waiver pdf0001) before participating in any club activities.



To look at what has happened in our previous meetings click this link or the LookBack.