Introducing the Pacific Zone Challenge!

There is a new competition available for Pacific Zone clubs and Individual members!

PACIFIC ZONE CHALLENGE

Accepting entries:  August 1, 2020

Closing date:  midnight October 1, 2020

Two challenges

  • Club Challenge– submissions from participating Pacific Zone Club members

Total 6 images from 6 different club members

  • Individual Challenge– Individual CAPA paid up membership

Total 4 images from each CAPA member

Theme

  • Open – images submitted can come from a wide range of topics
  • Let’s see your very best images!

Editing Criteria

  • All different in-camera, on-camera and post-processing techniques can be used. This includes combining multiple images and elements in a final image. You must have taken all components of the final image.
  • Digital frame, pin-line, borders and mats are permitted. Colour, monochrome, infra-red and HDR images will be accepted.
  • Process your image/s to your satisfaction, and include multiple elements. You are the muse

 Details

  • No images that have previously received a CAPA Award shall be re-submitted to this competition.
  • No watermarks containing the name of the photographer and/or name of the camera club
  • All images will be pre-screened prior to the commencement of the judging process to minimize the number of disqualified images such as – watermarks are not include on the face of the image, each image has a title, name of photographer or club name is not contained in the upload Title field, etc… For questionable images, you will be contacted and encouraged to make the necessary changes.

 Image Specifications

  • Pixel dimensions: Maximum width 1400 pixels and maximum height 1050 pixels.  Neither dimension will exceed either the height or width specs.
  • Image format: jpg
  • Maximum file size: 8 MB.
  • Colour space recommended: sRGB.
  • It is recommended you calibrate your monitor so our judges will see your image as you do!
  • File naming: Your_Name-Name_of_Your_Photo.jpg

An example:  Lynda_Miller-Wild_abstract_flower.jpg

  • Each image submitted must have a different file name and must NOT be called “untitled”. Remember too, NO numbers!
  • Consider if your image title contributes to the message you present in your image submitted. Our judges are asked to consider this in their scoring.
  • During the uploading process, do not enter the name of the photographer and/or camera club in the Title field. The details contained in the Title field are what is presented to the judges along with the image.

Upload Instructions

  • Login to the CAPA website and select the Competition Submissions from the Competitions dropdown menu. By doing so, you will be presented with a listing of competitions.
  • Locate the Pacific Zone Open at the top of the list of competitions. If you are uploading images for a club then double-click on the Open under the CLUB title and you will be presented with the uploading of images webpage.
  • For individual CAPA members, you will select the Open under the Individual title on the Competition Submissions webpage and you will be presented with the uploading of images webpage.
  • Upload your images as you would for a regular CAPA national competition.
  • Logoff the CAPA website after you receive a message that the upload process has been successful.
  • If you have questions or concerns about the uploading of images, please email Sheldon Boles at competitions@capacanada.ca

 

Please read and follow these instructions carefully, because; if your submissions do not comply with the criteria set out, our system is unable to accept them.

This is a competition for our CAPA Pacific Zone club and Individual members.  Other than this,   our criteria are the same as for the regular CAPA competitions.  CAPA has provided medals, ribbons and certificates for the winning images.

If you have questions about the competition please contact Pacific Zone Director Lynda Miller at pacific@capacanada.ca

 

Photo by – Carla-Hamilton, Lake Louise – CAPA 3rd Merit Landscape

Photo Salon 2020 is now an online exhibition

Harbour City Photography Club (Nanimo BC) Photo Salon 2020 is part of a worldwide system of photo print competitions, adjudicated with awards.  Rather than cancel the exhibit because of COVID-19, we chose to create an on-line version with no awards.  Our exhibit showcases the commitment, achievement and outstanding work produced by photographers on and around Vancouver Island.  You are invited to view the exhibit, sign the guest book, vote for your favourite image in each category, and share the gallery on social media to promote the joy of photography! Please visit our website to view the photos: www.hcpclub.ca

 

Ann Pearson in Memoriam

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Ann Pearson on May 14, 2020, just two weeks shy of her 85th birthday.

Ann was very involved with the McGill Centre for Lifelong Learning, both as a member of their Committee and in giving numerous lectures. Up until recently, Ann, a member of the Westmount Historical Association, was photographing the guest speakers on their behalf.

After joining the Montreal Camera Club in 2005, it didn’t take long for Ann to jump in and volunteer on our Executive Committee. For the last 7 years as Program Chair and 1st Vice-President, Ann provided us with exceptional programming. Her years of connections in the fields of art, photography, and education enabled Ann to invite fascinating speakers, and to provide challenging workshops for our members. As an educator, she loved to teach the spirit and creativity of photography with her numerous Essay Presentations given over the years.

Ann revamped the MCC Opening Night presentations. For fun and creativity, she also created “What Did You Do Last Summer” and “Holiday Cards”. Ann also introduced “Open Mic” night which was very well received by our members. In addition, Ann moderated judging sessions at her home and later created a guideline for our recent CAPA judging tutorials. She very much enjoyed the Club’s outings with members.

For the Club’s 125th Anniversary, Ann was instrumental in organizing the MCC exhibit at the McClure Gallery and the Gallery at Victoria Hall, as well as holding her own individual exhibits. All of these exhibitions provided great exposure for MCC. Her energy, interests, and enthusiasm were unparalleled.

Ann’s photographic works leaned towards the abstract, displaying a mastery of form and colour. Ann made her experience and advice available to any who sought her out. Her passing isa huge loss for the MCC. She will be greatly missed.

Cindy Canavan MCC President president@montrealcameraclub.com

Frances Cable MCC Communications communications@montrealcameraclub.com

 

Photo Fredericton Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

In late 1979, some photo enthusiasts in Fredericton and its surroundings in NB formed a photo club. That was the start of Photo Fredericton.

The club ran the first season in 1979-1980, and became a NAPA (former name of CAPA) Club member. In 40 years, Photo Fredericton hosted 3 national conferences; 1984 and 1993 Canada Camera College, and 2013 Canadian Camera Conference. We have been constantly active with regular meetings for presentations and competitions, workshops, field trips, and some special events occasionally. Among the members between 70 and 90 in the past are good mix of beginners and advanced photographers including some college students.

The club celebrated the anniversary at its Annual General Meeting on May 26, 2020. Unfortunately, we were not able to gather in person, but instead, we toasted online. Although we could not find any charter members, some long time members provided the club history that we shared at the AGM. Janet Crawford was one of them, who chaired the CCC1993. She keeps old club newsletters (printed monthly) and found a picture of the committee members. Also Janet made a poster for the anniversary and it has been posted on the club website and the Facebook.

We hope the club continue to be active for another 40 years with people who love and enjoy photography.

Photo Fredericton 40 years old!

President,
Michiko Nishijima

 

London Camera Club Comes in First

The 39th William M Glennie International Club Nature Competition was held by the Merrimack Valley Camera Club in North Andover, Massachusetts, USA earlier in 2020. The competition attracted 46 Camera Clubs from the USA and 22 from clubs from Canada, South Africa, Australia and the UK. The Club competition winners are based on the aggregate score of 10 images submitted by each club with no more than 2 images by any one photographer.

It was a good competition for CAPA Clubs with two Ontario Clubs in the top six. The London Camera Club came in first with an aggregate score of 256, with The Toronto Digital Photography Club (TDPC) coming in 5th equal with a score of 250.  The other clubs in the top six were two from Australia, one from the USA and one from the UK.

Missy Mandel from TDPC was Best of Show with an image entitled “Silver Fox Vixen Feeding” that scored a perfect 30.  The London Camera Club had 1 Judges Award, 2 First in Category Awards and 1 Merit Award. Other members of TDPC had 3 Merit Awards. Two other CAPA Clubs gained Merit Awards (Richmond Hill CC, Ontario and Victoria Camera Club, BC).

 

Silver Fox Vixen Feeding by Missy Madel

 

 

 

CAPA Members Score High at SPPQ Gala

The 31st edition of the Société de promotion de la photographie du Québec (SPPQ) Gala took place in virtual form on 27 April 2020. At the event, winners of several photo contests were announced, among which the Mongeon-Pépin InterClub Challenge. This competition, held on the basis of photos submitted specifically to the contest, aims to highlight on the one part the best performing clubs in Québec and, on the other part, the best photographic achievements. In the first category, two clubs who are members of our association earned places within the top three clubs of the year.

  • 1st place : the Club de photo dimension of Québec, member of CAPA
  • 3rd place : the club photo évasion of Saint-Bruno, member of CAPA

In the Photo of the Year 2020 category, photos were submitted under one of four imposed themes: animal, human, nature and sport. In the initial judging, three winning entries were chosen in each theme. Among these twelve finalists, five were submitted by CAPA club members. Furthermore, the ultimate choice for Photo of the Year 2020 was:

Congratulations to all winners, clubs and club members. CAPA offers a one-year free membership to the best club and to the photographer of the best photo. You can screen the SPPQ Gala (in French) at https://vimeo.com/412481764

 

Bombilius au repos, by Julie Lainesse of Club horizon photo Victoriaville, member of CAPA

Des membres de l’ACAP se distinguent au Gala de la SPPQ

La 31e édition du Gala annuel de la Société de promotion de la photographie du Québec (SPPQ) s’est déroulée le 27 avril 2020 en mode virtuel. Cet évènement fut l’occasion d’annoncer les gagnants de divers concours photographiques dont le Défi interclubs Mongeon-Pépin. Cette compétition sur la base de photos soumises spécifiquement au concours, vise à souligner d’une part les clubs photo québécois les plus performants et d’autre part, les meilleures oeuvres photographiques. Dans la première catégorie, deux clubs membres de notre association se sont classés parmi les trois meilleurs clubs photo de l’année 2020.

  • 1re place : le Club de photo dimension de Québec, membre de l’ACAP
  • 3e place : le Club photo évasion de Saint-Bruno, membre de l’ACAP

Dans la catégorie de la photographie de l’année 2020, les photos devaient porter sur un de quatre thèmes : animalier, humain, nature et sport. En premier lieu, trois photos gagnantes ont été choisies dans chaque thème. Dans ces douze finalistes, on compte cinq photos soumises par des membres de clubs de l’ACAP. De plus, le choix ultime de la photographie de l’année 2020 s’est porté sur :

Toutes nos félicitations aux gagnants, aux clubs et à leurs membres. En guise de récompense, l’ACAP offre un abonnement d’un an au club gagnant et à la photographe de la photo de l’année. Vous pouvez visionner le déroulement du Gala de la SPPQ à https://vimeo.com/412481764

Ontario Zone News May 2020

Ontario Zone Dominates Canada’s Entries in 2020 Four Nations Competition

The selection of Canada’s images for submission in the 2020 Four Nations Competition has been completed – and congratulations to the Ontario Zone; images from individuals in this zone dominated.  The competition required 80 different photographs from 80 different photographers, and Canada’s submission consists of;  15 Nature, 15 Monochrome, 35 Open, 15 My Country.

Images from Ontario Zone members constituted 46% of Canada’s entries, with five members from the Jiahua Elite Photography Association, five from the Toronto Camera Club, four from the Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto, four from the London Camera Club, three from the Richmond Hill Camera Club, two from the Grand River Imaging and Photographic Society, two from the Trillium Photographic Club, and one each from the St. Catherine’s club, the Hamilton Camera Club and the Toronto Digital Photography Club. As well there were three images from individuals in the zone who did not identify any club affiliation.

Congratulations to all those who entered, and particularly to those selected. The Four Nations international competition closes on June 24, 2020 and we should receive the results in late July or August.

Atlantic Zone News May 2020

The first Atlantic Zone Competition was a great success. By the closing date of April 20, we had received 117 images from 60 entrants across the region. Members of Camera 35 (St. John’s, NL), Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia and Atlantic Lighthouse Photo Group (Halifax, NS),  Scotsburn-Northumberland Amateur Photography Society (Alma, NS), Focus Camera Club (Moncton, NB), Photo Fredericton (Fredericton, NB), St. Croix Click (St. Stephen, NB), and CAPA Individual members participated in the competition. The entry images were scored by three CAPA Certified Judges and results were sent out to the entrants.  We received positive comments on the competition, people saw it as a great opportunity to participate in CAPA competitions in less competitive and more casual setting. The results can be viewed here. Congratulations to the winners!

Michiko Nishijima
CAPA Atlantic Zone Director

Pacific Zone News May 2020

News from the Gabriola Photography Club

  • Gabriola Photography Club Zoom Meeting
    Gabriola Photography Club on Zoom

    The Gabriola Photography Club has continued activities during the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • We have been out taking photographs close to home.
  • Our meetings continue on Zoom as do our social pub nights. Our last meeting was about new photography experiences we have had and photographed during Covid.
  • Sharron Palmer hunt was excited to receive a first place CAPA individual merit award for her image titled “anticipation” receiving a score of 27 in the animal/bird theme of the My Country Contest. Thx to the judges! 

  • Our Capa Pacific Central Island Regional Workshop date has been extended for a year to April 2022 due to Covid and the anticipated backup dates for other workshops and photo salons. Our workshop will take place in Nanaimo, BC so stay tuned, as time flies when you are having fun.

News from the Langley Camera Club

It is difficult being a photography club when we can not do one of our favourite things, getting together! We decided early on that we would find a way to carry on.

  • First, we ramped up our Facebook postings, hosting some FC photo challenges, we want to ensure that we are keeping our club engaged.
  • We then adopted using Zoom for our virtual meetings.
  • We have introduced a series of informal club Locked Down competitions that our members are quite excited about.
  • We will be hosting speakers in May and June over Zoom.
  • As well we invested in Visual Pursuits, an online system for photography clubs that allows for online judging. This is going to be a real benefit to our club. We also plan on providing activities over the summer months until we start up again in the fall and we are preparing to do that virtually in case we still can’t meet.

News from the Crescent Beach Photography Club

  • All CBPC meetings have been cancelled until further notice due to Covid 19.
  • Of note is the fact that Lynne Kelmann has stepped down from the position of president of the club. Lynne has done an excellent job as president for the past three years, and we are all grateful for her guidance over this time period. Lynne has advised that she will continue to offer assistance during the hand over to the person selected to take over the president’s duties and has volunteered to chair the outings committee going forward.
  • The remaining members of the club executive committee are in the process of arranging a meeting to plan future club activities and choose a new president. Although none of us can predict the future we do hope to start up club activities again in September providing this can be done safely.
  • The club currently has 75 members and is in a good financial shape. More details will be sent to our members as the executive committee meets to elect a new president and determine the best way forward.

News from the Surrey Photography Club

  • The Pandemic has put a damper on most Camera clubs and SPC is no different.
  • SPC has had only one meeting in March and is starting meetings via Zoom this month.
  • Some of the members are doing no photography and others are reworking archived images.
  • One of the executives started a themed weekly challenge on their closed page in which only a few participated.
  • No face to face meetings are planned until possibly the fall.

Exposition virtuelle du Club photo Boucherville

Exposition virtuelle du Club photo Boucherville

Le Club photo de Boucherville, c’est 65 membres passionnés, amateurs et professionnels, qui vous proposent une exposition virtuelle des coups de coeur de ses membres. Chaque photo est l’expression d’un point de vue unique et d’une créativité hors du commun.
Visionnez notre expo et notre diaporama au www.clubphotoboucherville.org

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Virtual Exhibition of the Club photo Boucherville

Club photo Boucherville’s 65 dedicated professional and amateur members invite you to visit a virtual exhibition of some of their best work. Each photo is the expression of a particular, unique point of view as well a very high level of creativity.

Visit the exhibition and slideshow at www.clubphotoboucherville.org

Exposition annuelle Club Photo Évasion Annual Exhibition

Club Photo Évasion Annual Exhibition
Exposition annuelle Club Photo Évasion Annual Exhibition

Cette année, le Club Photo Évasion tiendra son exposition annuelle sur un mode virtuel. L’exposition sera accessible à compter du 25 mai prochain à 18 heures jusqu’au 15 septembre 2020 par le biais du lien suivant : https://clubphotoevasion.com/

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This year, Club Photo Evasion will hold its annual exhibition virtually. The exhibition will be available from May 25th, 6 PM until September 15th, 2020 through the following link: https://clubphotoevasion.com/

Nouvelles de la Zone Québec – avril 2020

Annulation de tous les évènements prévus pour le printemps par la zone du Québec jusqu’au relâchement des mesures de contrôle de la pandémie Covid-19.
En conformité avec les consignes et règlements des divers paliers gouvernementaux, la zone du Québec de l’ACAP doit malheureusement annuler tout évènement menant à un rassemblement physique jusqu’au relâchement des mesures de confinement et de distanciation. Dans l’intérim, vous êtes invités à visiter le site web de l’ACAP pour d’autres activités, pour les concours, pour les images gagnantes et pour proposer vos photos à la section « Photo Forums » dans le contenu réservé aux membres.

Québec Zone News – April, 2020

All Québec Zone events planned for the Spring have been cancelled until the reprieve of measures limiting the propagation of Covid-19.
In accordance with the rules and regulations dictated by various levels of government, the Québec Zone must unfortunately cancel all events that would involve physical meeting while the measures of distancing and confinement are still in place. In the meanwhile, you are invited to consult CAPA’s website for activities, competitions, competition results and also to submit images to the « Photo Forums » section in the content reserved for members only.

Prairie Zone Competition 2020

CAPA Prairie Zone Competition 2020 (Pilot Project)

I am pleased to make this announcement with the agreement of Sheldon Boles, CAPA Competition Director.

As a pilot project CAPA Prairie Zone (PZ) will conduct a competition. The submitted images will be judged by 3 CAPA Certified Judges. Here is the description of it.

  • Who is eligible: CAPA Individual/Family Members in the PZ and All current members of the CAPA Club Members in the PZ
  • Theme: Life in the Prairie Zone. We are looking for images to celebrate the dynamic prairie region and what it has to offer photographers. The are no editing restrictions to the images.
  • Closing Date: April 20, 2020
  • Submission: 1 or 2 images per member sent to Prairie prairie@capacanada.ca with the title of your email as “CAPA Prairie Competition Submission”. Please be advised that the image (s) you send must be in the size described in the Image Specifications below.
  • Rules: Please read the rules at https://capacanada.ca/2019-open-theme/ and follow the instructions for submission. (Editing Criteria, Eligibility Criteria, Image Specifications, and Judging Criteria)
  • Awards: Only for individual images not the total scores of the 2 images

Best regards,
Dan Sigouin
CAPA Prairie Zone Director

Carol Jackson, DR Lower Mainland, Pacific Zone

Carol Jackson
District Rep. Carol Jackson – Lower Mainland, Pacific Zone

Carol is our newest District Representative for the Lower Mainland in the Pacific Zone.

Carol’s interest in photography began in the early 1980’s, when she bought her first camera, a Nikon, after graduating from Nursing. Photography took a backseat to family and career until 2010 when she was forced to take a long hiatus from work due to a severe car accident. Enter a new Nikon camera, photography lessons and membership in the Surrey Photography Club. Carol is now the Field trip and Membership Coordinator for the club. She’s also a member of the Langley Camera Club and Bridge lake Club in BC’s Cariboo.

Carol loves landscape and macro in particular and also has a growing interest in IPhoneography.

Outside photography, she owns two dogs, participates in dog training and enters them into competitions.

Tanner Sussi, DR Lower Mainland, Pacific Zone

Tanner Susi
District Rep. Tanner Sussi – Lower Mainland, Pacific Zone

Tanner Sussi is our newest District Representative for the Lower Mainland in the Pacific Zone.

Tanner’s photographic career ideas were put on hold for 20 years while her career with the government of Canada kept her busy. During this time she was very active, enjoying everything the outdoors offered. In 2014 she took early retirement due to an injury and was still able to enjoy walking. Slowing to this pace, Tanner noticed many beautiful things and bought a digital camera to capture them. Now her walks were even more interesting and she returned to her original interest in photography that had spawned earlier.

Tanner joined a Facebook group in order to learn digital processing. Her progress with all things digital surged leading her to join the Surrey and Langley Photography clubs, where she began to participate in competitions and displaying prints in art galleries.

In 2018 Tanner took the CAPA judging course and has recently completed the requirements to become a Certified CAPA judge.

Le Focus Camera Club HM

workhop with the Focus Camera Club in Moncton
Focus Camera Club Workhop (photo by Jacinthe Sam LeBlanc)

Focus camera club received an Honourable Mention on the Fall Open competition (November 30th 2019)
Jacinthe Sam LeBlanc form Focus Camera Club, offered a workshop, on miniature people photography, many participants enjoyed creating funny scenario’s, it was also a great learning and creative workshop.

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Le Focus Camera Club a reçu une mention d’honneur lors de la compétition de l’Open d’automne (30 novembre 2019)
Jacinthe Sam LeBlanc, du Focus Camera Club, a offert un atelier sur la photographie de personnes miniatures. De nombreux participants ont apprécié la création d’amusants scénarios, ce fut également un excellent atelier d’apprentissage et de créativité.

Kayla Stevenson receives FCAPA

Kayla Stevenson
Kayla Stevenson receives her FCAPA designation from Sheldon Boles. Photo by Carla Hamilton.

Thank you for permitting me to make this presentation tonight to Kayla Stevenson.

In her teen years, Kayla became interested in photography using her Kodak Brownie to record family outings.

She has evolved from film to the digital world with her current collection of image capturing devices – Canon 7D Mark II, Sony A6000 and iphone X.

Kayla’s love for photography and travel have been an excellent combination. She has won many local, regional and nation awards for her outstanding photography.

To enhance her interest in photography, Kayla is an active member in both the Clear Focus Camera Club and the Langley Camera Club. On many occasions, she has volunteered to make presentations to share her experience and knowledge to many.

Her volunteering has greatly contributed to promoting photography locally and nationally. Kayla volunteered postions include:

  • Web Design and Webmaster for the Langley Camera Club
  • Served two terms as the Co-President of the Clear Focus Camera
  • CAPA website gallery manager (2012 – 2017)
  • Member of Communications Committee & Website Assistant for the CAPA Photo Expo in 2015
  • Member of the new CAPA website Committee in 2017
  • CAPA’s Director of Membership for the past three years and a respected member of the CAPA Board of Directors

In 2015, she was awarded the CAPA Associate Fellowship Honour (ACAPA) based on her photographic achievements and contributions.

Then in 2019, Kayla participated in our new ‘judges-in-training’ program and met all requirements which resulted in her being designated as a Certified CAPA Judge.

In late 2019, the CAPA Honours Committee received a nomination to recognize the outstanding and tireless efforts of Kayla Stevenson to promote CAPA membership across Canada. Her professional and initiative is an inspiration to others.

On behalf of the CAPA Board of Directors, I am pleased to present Kayla with her Fellowship Honour Certificate (FCAPA) and pin. The FCAPA designation and certificate is awarded for exceptional photographic achievement and photographic service to the Canadian Association for Photograph Art (CAPA).

Congratuations Kayla

Sheldon Boles

Virginia Stranaghan FCAPA

Virginia Stranaghan, FCAPA
Virginia Stranaghan receives her FCAPA from Stephen Hops

The FCAPA certificate and pin was presented to Virginia Stranaghan by Stephen Hops, President of the St. Catharines Camera Club at the club meeting on January 14, 2020. Congratulations are extended to Virginia for achievement of this amazing milestone.

Virginia has been a member of CAPA since 2009. She has been active as a CAPA District Rep, CAPA Director of Competitions, Club President as well as many other club positions. She taught courses for several clubs and assisted in teaching the Abstract/Creative section of the CAPA Judging course in Welland. Her photographic endeavors have resulted in several placings in CAPA competitions.

Mary Lore

Mary Shankel Lore

March 28, 1921 – August 18, 2019

Mary Lore, a CAPA Lifetime member who was passionate about photography and saw many changes, including the introduction of colour film, passed away in August at the age of 98. Born in Brooks, Alta., in 1921, Lore first took photographs with her mother’s eight-exposure film box camera.

In her autobiography, written in 2004 at the request of the Foothills Camera Club in Calgary, Lore said it took her nine years to save $99 to buy a Konica 35mm camera in 1949, from there advancing to a second-hand Exacta and then to a new Leica SLR. Lore joined the Calgary Colour Photo Club in 1949 and filled several executive positions, including president from 1984 to 1989. She was a zone representative for the National Association of Photographic Art (NAPA) before becoming president in 1979-1980. She was awarded an honorary CAPA life membership during the 1980s. Lore said she was fortunate to be able to travel to many countries, but still found the foothills and mountains “on our backdoor step” to be her favourite.

Mary grew up on a ranch at Latham, Alberta where her love of wildflowers, birds and animals began and continued as a lifelong passion. For many years she hiked, snowshoed, and rode horses. Mary’s first career was as a clerk and secretary where she showed her talents and rose to be an executive secretary in the exploration department of Shell Oil. Mary became a business education teacher for 20 years, starting at James Fowler High, then John Diefenbaker High and ending her career as head of the business education department at Crescent Heights High School. She was a recipient of the Charles deTro award for contributions to teaching by a classroom teacher. Mary was involved with many organizations, including Desk and Derrick, Skyline Hikers and Trail Riders, the Calgary Field Naturalists, and the Foothills Camera Club. She enjoyed the arts and for many years attended ballet and opera productions. Mary traveled extensively, taking photographs as she went. She was an award winning photographer and her slide shows were legendary.

She is survived by two sisters-in-law, 17 nephews and nieces and 25 great-nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by four brothers and two sisters-in-law.

2020 Crescent Beach Print Challenge

Crescent Beach Photography Club

2020 Invitational Black and White Print Challenge Saturday April 18, 2020

  • Abbotsford Photo Arts Club
  • Langley Camera Club
  • Richmond Photo Club
  • The Surrey Photography Club
  • Burnaby Photographic Society
  • Lions Gate Camera Club
  •  Caroun Photography Club
  • Tri-City Photography Club
  • Delta Photo Club
  • New Westminster Photography Club
  • The Darkroom Club
  • Vancouver Arts & Photography Club
  • Chung Ai Photography Club
  • North Shore Photographic Society
  • The Peace Arch Alliance Church PC
  • Pacific Digital Photography Club
Black and White Print Challenge with Crescent Beach Photo Club
Crescent Beach Black and White Print Challenge

Dear Club Presidents, Print Chairs,

Please forward this Invitation on to the person in your Club responsible for Photo Competitions. The Members of the Crescent Beach Photography Club (CBPC) are pleased to invite your Club to participate in our Annual Black and White Print Challenge.

  • The Club entry fee is $30.00 payable to the Crescent Beach Photographic Club (CBPC). This fee and a completed Entry Form, also attached, should be enclosed with your prints upon delivery.
  • The B & W Challenge will take place at 6:00 pm. Judging to start at 6:30 pm Saturday April 18th. 2020 at St. Mark’s Church Hall, 12953 – 20th Avenue, South Surrey.
  • Please reply to Geoff Hayes, e-mail: geoff_nina_hayes@yahoo.com, or Ted Akune, e-mail: tedakune@shaw.ca
  • Prints are to be delivered to the address below by Sunday April 05, 2020 • Ted Akune. 2065 156A Street, Surrey, V4A 6S4. Tel.No: 604-531-6224.

Attending representatives may pick up their Club’s prints after the judging and viewing. Prints not taken at the time can be picked up at a later date at the above address. We look forward to your Club’s participation. Please take note of the Print Delivery Address above and the several changes to the Rules.

Yours truly, Geoff Hayes, Print Co-Chair, E-mail: geoff_nina_hayes@yahoo.com (778-294-2049) Ted Akune, Print Co-Chair, E-Mail: tedakune@shaw.ca (604-531-6224)