Events Calendar

Some items that may be of interest to our members and others



Regular meetings are held at the Port Franks Community Centre, 9997 Port Franks Road, upstairs in the Optimist Room, at 7 PM, unless otherwise noted. For details of upcoming meetings see our home page.



June 21 – Retrofest in Historic Downtown Chatham

The 19th annual Retrofest will get underway with a parade of classic cars from the 50’s and 60’s. This year there will be some additional treats with cars such as the Flintstone’s mobile, the BatMobile, and the General Lee.

July 16-18 2019 – Biennial CAPA Conference in Calgary.

For details go to You will need to be a member to sign-up for the conference.

October 26 – OCCC Judging Course

The OCCC will be presenting a day-long judging course which will be hosted by the London Camera Club. Additional details to follow.





August 24 – 28 – Georgian Bay

SWOPA is organizing a photo tour to the Georgian Bay. Three nights will be spent at the Snug Harbour Resort in Snug Harbour with a fourth night in Gravenhurst. An optional boat trip to the oft-photographed Franklin Island will be available. For pricing and more details go to


In conjunction with Photo Tour Trekkers, the OCCC is offering the following photo-tours to its members. Each trip is suitable for all skill levels and will feature a different type of photography, location, and price.

October 4 – 6, 2019 – Weekend with the Wolves

A three day /two night trip to Montebello, Quebec to see not only the lovely fall colours at that time of year but a visit the wildlife at Parc Omega.Wildlife and the colours of fall, who could ask for a better photographic combination. Parc Omega is known for the wolves, but offers up great photo opportunities for black bears, buffalo, coyotes, wild boar, deer and many other species of wildlife to discover. For full details on pricing, accommodation, and the other photographic opportunities included in the tour follow this link.

February 6 – 15, 2020 – Costa Rica Photo Tour

A ten day trip to one of the most exciting areas to photograph flora and fauna. This short paragraph can’t do the trip justice so follow this link to get all of the exciting details.

October 8 – 22, 2020 – The Wild Side of Africa

A fifteen day trip of a lifetime to Kenya and Tanzania. Tanzania is recognized, world-wide, for its breathtaking beauty, natural wonders and spectacular wildlife and one of the most popular African countries for travellers from all over the world. Home to Mount Kilimanjaro, Ngorogoro Crater, Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and Arusha National Parks. Tanzania is home to over 350 species of wildlife. The primary focus of all adventure travel in Kenya is the wildlife, and like Tanzania is one of the finest destinations in the world for Safari’s. Kenya has no single prominent culture that it identifies with. Instead, it consists of various cultures practiced by the countries different communities. This link will take you to a page with more details.