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Jun
28
Fri
Coffee Meeting
Jun 28 @ 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.

Jul
3
Wed
July 2019 Meeting
Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our speaker this month is Vancouver Island photographer, Chris Istace.

Freelance writer & photographer as well as community leader who calls the Cowichan Valley home. Through written and visual storytelling he strives to inspire others to be mindful of themselves and to embrace ecological wisdom. His photography specializes primarily outdoor pursuits such as hiking, climbing and mountain biking and the beautiful landscapes those activities take place.

Instagram is https://www.instagram.com/stasher_bc/

Facebook is https://www.facebook.com/MindfulExplorer/

Website is www.ChrisIstace.com 

We will be showing our favourites, field trip outing and the monthly assignment.

Bring your loonie for a coffee.

loonie for coffee

Jul
12
Fri
Monthly Management Meeting
Jul 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.

Jul
26
Fri
Coffee Meeting
Jul 26 @ 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.

Aug
7
Wed
Aug 2019 Meeting
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Our speaker this month is Qualicum Beach photographer, Joan Larson.

Joan’s original passion for horses led to her interest in art
and she has never stopped to look back.

Joan has an extensive CV chronicling 25 years of
professional achievements which include international
shows, awards and documentaries. However it is the
present and future that hold her attention. Her recent
ground breaking series of artworks honouring the RCMP
Musical Ride has been used for exhibitions supporting
non-profit organizations. This was followed by a series
based on her trips to remote and restricted Sable Island to
paint it most famous denizens, the wild horses. Next on
her radar is a series of paintings based on “Life at the Race
Track.”

Joan is a Senior member of the Federation of Canadian
Artists (SFCA), a full member of the American Academy
of Equine Artists (AAEA) and holds the Premier Pastelist
designation with the Pastel Society of Canada (PPC).

Joan and her husband Paul Smith own and operate
Creekside Studio from their acreage in the rural area of
Coombs where they live with their family and assorted
animals, including horses . . . which Joan states “are simply
necessary.”

Website is www.joanlarson.com

We will be showing our favourites, field trip outing and the monthly assignment.

Bring your loonie for a coffee.

loonie for coffee

Aug
9
Fri
Monthly Management Meeting
Aug 9 @ 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.

Aug
30
Fri
Coffee Meeting
Aug 30 @ 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.

Sep
4
Wed
Sep 2019 Meeting
Sep 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our speaker this month is Nanaimo photographer, Andrea Black of ‘Chasing Whimsy‘.

You can find Andrea’s bio at Chasing Whimsy

Her full website can be found at https://www.chasingwhimsyphoto.com/

We will be showing our favourites, field trip outing, and the monthly assignment.

Bring your loonie for a coffee.

loonie for coffee

Sep
13
Fri
Monthly Management Meeting
Sep 13 @ 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.

Sep
15
Sun
Lions Gate Nature Competition – 2019
Sep 15 @ 12:00 am – Oct 20 @ 10:00 pm

The Lions Gate Nature Competition is on again this year and there are a number of changes.  There are new categories, the rules have been clarified inline with CAPA and there is a image size limit of 1.8 mb.

There are four categories in this competition:

  •  01 – Botanical – subjects such as wild flowers, plants, trees, fungi and algae. Germinated and grown without human assistance.
  •  02 – Nature – subjects such as animals, birds, insects, reptiles and marine subjects – under the control and feeding of humans if not obvious – such as zoos, game farms, animal preserves, aquarium, etc…
  •  03 – Landscape – subjects such as weather phenomena, geological formations, landscapes, seascapes and natural phenomena, planets, stars and astronomical events – no hand of man.
  •  04 – Wildlife – ONLY living and untamed mammals, birds, insects, reptiles and marine subjects – no hand of man.

Link to the CAPA rules for each category

Link to the Lions Gate specifications

Images have to be uploaded by October 20th followed by a week of voting.  You can vote eight images including your own image.  The top eight images will be forwarded to the Lions Gate club by November 1st.

Look through your best shots, be certain there is no ‘hand of man’ in the image, ensure it is less than 1.8mb and submit it.  Images have a maximum width of 1400 pixels and maximum height of 1050 pixels. 

This is a unique opportunity for the photography produced by your members to be judged by some of the best nature photographers in Canada.