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“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…”

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Summertime  in Kamloops and we are, of course, expecting mostly great weather, encouraging us to get out and enjoy the beautiful outdoors and take lots of photos. But for those days that you may find yourself staying indoors with time on your hands, have a look at what other photo clubs are up to. Pass on any great ideas for club activities to our Program Director (See Executive Directory).
Enjoy the great photo ops listed below and have a fun, relaxing, rejuvenating, safe and “easy” summer.
See you on Wednesday, September 13th.

Jun 28, 30 – Canadian Camera Conference

Ottawa is the setting for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share your passion for photography and celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary. ‘Come for the Conference: Stay for the Celebration’ is the invitation  to CAPA’s Canadian Camera Conference June 28-30 in the nation’s capital.

Featured presenters include Serge Ramelli, Richard Martin, Dave Brosha, Michelle Valberg, Frank Gunn, Jason Ransom, Jeffery Wu, Neil Ever Osborne, Henry Fernando, Andrea Kunard, Paul Couvrette and more. Check www.CCC2017.ca for latest on speakers, field trips and events.

Jul 06 – Special Olympics BC Summer Games

Kamloops is hosting the Special Olympics again this year to bring the SOBC SUMMER GAMES July 6th- 9th, 2017. We will be hosting eleven sports in the city:  5 pin bowling, 10 pin bowling, athletics, basketball, bocce, golf, power lifting, rhythmic gymnastics, soccer, softball and swimming. Lots of photo opportunities here.

Volunteering (could be with your camera)  for Special Olympics BC Games is a rewarding and FUN opportunity to make a difference through the power of sport, with a wide range of available roles. Online volunteer registration is open for our 2017 Provincial Games! Visit sobcgameskamloops.ca and click “Volunteer”. 

Jul 08 – Kamloops Highland Games

Albert McGowan Park, 2025 Summit Drive, is again the site for all things Scottish Saturday, July 8th and the venue for photo ops of ‘Heavy’ events like caber tossing, dance competitions and massed pipe bands. Gates open at 7 AM. Opening ceremony is at 9:30; Heavy events begin at 10:30 and the real photo op  the kids ‘Mini’ Heavy event starts at 2:30. If you get thirsty there’s a Scotch tasting and a Beer Garden. Adults $10 – Seniors $5 www.kamloopshighlandgames.ca

Aug 11 – Hot Nite in the City

Six city blocks become a playground for photographers when ‘Hot Nite in the City’ fills the main street and avenues in downtown Kamloops with vintage, classic and unique vehicles.

Street Rods, American Muscle, Vintage, Collector, Race and Big Rigs line Victoria Street for a Friday night (11th) and Saturday (12th) Show-n-Shine.  Lots of ‘Eye Candy’.  When you get hungry take a wander to Ribfest happening in Riverside Park. www.hotniteinthecity.com