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May 31 – Thank You! Watch for Summer Activities!

Thanks Everyone! May 30th was the last of our Wednesday evening sessions until September BUT continue monitoring our site for summer activities and photo opportunities! Enjoy your summer!

Our next Wednesday evening meeting will be September 12th, 2018
at the Henry Grube Centre starting at 7:00pm.


Photo by Jordan Fraser – Hike Kamloops

In the meantime…if you are looking for some new photo ops in and around Kamloops, check out this excellent source for all things hiking! This site provides thorough and accurate information for all hikes so you can choose what is most appropriate for you. Take your camera and go exploring…

Take it from that ol’ guy in the photo, “This is simply the best resource for hiking in Kamloops.”  🙂


Jun 05 – Congratulations to Norm Dougan

Read on CAPA NEWS…

Zone Director Lynda Miller presenting Norman Dougan the Gold Medal for the Canada: My Country ‘Individual’ Competition. 

Plus: Zone Director Lynda Miller presenting Norman Dougan with the 2nd Place Merit Award ribbon for his image “Going Hunting.”

Jun 06 – Aug 15 – Shoot with FOG at TRU

Thompson Rivers University has a Pagoda Tree – the only one in town. They also have a ‘Living Wall’. “A Living what?” you ask. The FOG knows! Find these Friends of the Garden any Wednesday night at House #10 on the TRU campus across from the University’s Activity Centre. Catch a Free Tour of the horticulture exotica including xeriscaped grasses, the Pagoda Tree and the Living Wall. Tours begin at 6:30 PM continuing to about 8 leaving you lots of time to catch the ‘Golden Hour’ at sunset. FOG will be conducting tours until Aug 15th. The Gardens are a perfect place to take your visitors or have a family picnic. All are welcome.
Parking is free after 5 PM and on Weekends. If you want to catch the early morning light the Weekend is likely your best bet, David Williams, Botany Professor Emeritus advises. Students are sleeping in so you have a clear field of the flowers and architecture and solitude to compose your macro shots. www.trufog.org or call 250-828-5426 and leave a message for more info. RDW_FOG_Poster_TRU_hsg

Jul 01 – KPAC at Canada Day

Raising awareness of KPAC is the object. Join Dave and Bryan Canada Day at Riverside Park as they chat up the crowd of thousands and extol the fun programs, field trips and photography opportunities had by joining KPAC. No need to be shy as knowledgeable members will be on hand to answer any deep questions.
Display your framed photos, pass on business cards if you have one and assist our dynamic duo spreading the word about KPAC with a couple of hours of your time. Set up begins at 7 AM. Art in the Park closes at 5 PM. Contact Dave or Bryan through the website Executive page. The more the merrier.

Jul 14 – Highland Games at Albert McGowan Park

Heavy Athletics – Photo: Valerie Rampone
The Kamloops Highland Games are an excellent photo opportunity. Gates open at 7 AM to take in the sights and sounds of these traditional Games, an annual event of all things Scottish here in Kamloops. Activities include Scottish heavy athletics, dancing, drumming, piping, and clan genealogy. Indulge yourself in a ‘Scotch Tasting.’ The Champion Simon Fraser University Pipe Band will be playing in the Band Competition. You can listen to the skirl of the pipes while cooling your throat in the Beer Garden. Not to be missed this year is the ‘Fighting Demo’ by members of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Have your cameras primed for that.
Entrance fee: Adults $10 – Seniors $8 – Children 6-15 $8 www.kamloopshighlandgames.ca