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What we have


Monthly Management Meeting
Mar 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Monthly Management Meeting is normally held on the second Friday of the month in the boardroom of Qualicum Foods. If any members are interested in attending, please contact the club president.

March Field Trip
Mar 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

It is finally time – we are going outside to play.  Using another suggestion from one of our members we are going to head to Naniamo and Maffeo Sutton Park

I have gone to check it out and there is something for everyone here.

Our Landscape people have the water and its views plus New Castle and Protection Island

Our macro enthusiasts there are flowers blooming and lots of spots for close up photography

For our texture assignment there are so many things here that you will find it hard to choose only three.

I think it will be a fun and exciting trip for all.



Lunch is right next door at Lighthouse Bistro and Pub.

50 Anchor Way

You can walk from the from our field trip or move your car over to the parkade next to them.

For our gluten free members they actually have a special menu just for you



Education Meeting
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Assignment Voting is Underway
Mar 21 @ 12:00 am – Mar 28 @ 11:45 pm

voteThis is a reminder to vote for the current assignment. Voting usually starts on the 21st of the month and continues until the 28th of the month. Vote in the member database and check the dates for the specific assignment.

Coffee Meeting
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Our coffee meeting is the last Friday of the month.

An email will let us know the location

Hope to see you.

April Meeting
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our speaker for this month is TJ Watt , an award-winning nature and conservation photographer from Victoria, BC. He combines his passion for rainforest conservation with professional photography, TJ sheds light on BC’s endangered old-growth forests in an effort to help see them saved.  A self-described ‘big-tree hunter’, he can often be found driving rough backroads and exploring remote regions of Vancouver Island in search of the last old-growth giants. TJ is also a co-founder, campaigner, and photographer with the Ancient Forest Alliance, a non-profit organization that works to protect BC’s old-growth forests and ensure a sustainable second-growth forest industry.

TJ will present an overview of the ecology and politics of BC’s endangered old-growth growth forests and the role conservation photography plays in the fight to protect them. He will include photographs from across Vancouver Island and BC, including the spectacular Great Bear Rainforest.  Click here for TJ’s website.  Click here for the Ancient Forest Alliance.

We will show the slideshows from our field trip in Nanaimo, the texture assignment and our March favuorites.

There will be coffee and tea at $1!

loonie for coffee

General Meeting
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ArrowsmithOur general meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month in the West Hall of the Qulicum beach Civic Centre from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm. We normally conduct the club’s business, then review the slideshows from the previous month’s assignment, field trip and favourite shot of the month. The last half of the meeting is dedicated to having a speaker come and make a presentation or discuss some aspects of their photography

Monthly Management Meeting
Apr 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Monthly Management Meeting is normally held on the second Friday of the month in the boardroom of Qualicum Foods. If any members are interested in attending, please contact the club president.

Apr 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

No the location is not a typo.  We are going on an adventure to see the many treasures that are on the property of Sheilds Industrial in the Comox Valley.

There is something for everyone here.  They have a large property with treasures that have arrived throughout the years.  It should a lot of fun

Here are some directions to our location

Using the inland highway-

Take exit 117 toward Courtenay/Comox (Courtenay Connector)

Pass the Lafarge plant on your left

Left at set of lights – Cumberland Road (don’t go straight or you go into Courtenay)

follow past an “S” curve

Left on Marsden Road

at stop sign Left onto Lake trail

next stop sign Left onto Comox Logging Road and they are on the left side


Lunch will be at the White Spot in Courtenay at noon

If you back track the instructions to get to Shields Industrial then follow down to Cliffe Ave

(T intersection)

Left past Canadian Tire and it is in the next mall- Driftwood – Shell on the corner)

2299 Cliff Ave

Education Meeting
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm