May 16: Regular Meetings End Until Fall

KPAC 2018

So this is the end of our regular weekly meetings until Fall. Our first Wednesday meeting back will be September 11th. Thank you to everyone who participated. Enjoy your weekend summer and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Note that even though we are not meeting weekly we still have a few things planned – our weekend away and the summer BBQ. We’ll also post announcements that we think may be of interest to our members so keep checking the website!

Jun 23: Summer BBQ

Courtesy Pexels.com

Bring food! Bring chairs! Bring your best gregarious self! It’s BBQ time!

You’ll need a dish to share, your own meat, your own chair and your own plate and cutlery.

You’ll notice this is scheduled earlier than usual. Hopefully we won’t have the wildfires of last year but if we do we wanted to beat the smokey skies by having it in June. Join us at Valerie’s sister’s home at the corner of 14th and the South Thompson River off of River Street.

Hope to see you there!

Jul 16-18: Capture it RAW – CCC2019 at Calgary

CCC2019, Canadian Camera Conference 2019, boasts 14 talented and engaging image makers who are already preparing their presentations on portraiture, landscape and wildlife photography, astrophotography and much more. The conference is being held on the beautiful SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology) campus, with accommodations, presentations and banquet all in one place. Located just north of downtown Calgary and on the LRT transit line, getting around the city is a breeze. In fact, bring your family and make a vacation of it.
Held on the heels of the Calgary Stampede, there are pre and post-conference photo tours as well as workshops during the conference. Enjoy extended trips through the unparalleled beauty of the Rockies, the otherworldly Badlands to the east and the cowboy rich history of Alberta and Waterton Lakes to the south. You can also enjoy city walks and a photo excursion to the world-renowned Calgary Zoo. The sky is the limit. See Agenda and Speakers list at www.CCC2019.ca
Mark your calendar. Grab your gear. Come to Calgary this July.

Sep 11: Favorite Summer Photo

WELCOME BACK!

M van Swieten – Day at the Beach

And what were you up to this summer? What was your favorite adventure? Share your photos and stories with us on the first meeting back from summer holidays and we’ll all get caught up with each other’s news! See you there!

May 24-Nov 02: Benjamin Baltzly’s Photos c. 1871


Please join Kamloops Museum & Archives Friday, May 24, 2019, at 5:30 pm, as they open a new exhibit, Interior Monologue:Benjamin Baltzly and the Geological Survey of BC.

Benjamin Baltzly, a Montréal studio photographer, got the gig to document the terrain and resources of the Interior Plateau of BC in 1871 long before Google Earth was ever thought of. He missed connections, couldn’t find camping gear once in Victoria, nor transport from Yale. He and his survey crew had to walk up the Fraser Canyon to reach Kamloops. His luck wasn’t much better here but he would produce some of the most lucid photographs of the area from that period.
Interior Monologues features a range of prints, photos, and support materials. The exhibit provides glimpses of pastoral life set amid the spectacular topography of BC. Come see amazing pictures from the photo gig with more ups, downs and drama than the mountains Baltzly traversed. This is an exhibit you won’t want to miss.
Kamloops Museum & Archives | 207 Seymour St. at 2nd Ave.| 250-828-3576| www.kamloops.ca