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.



February 8, 9 – Toronto Orchid Show

The Southern Ontario Orchid Society Show is open on both Saturday and Sunday between 11 am and 5 pm at a cost of $12 per person ($2 off with a copy of the attached coupon). No tripods are permitted during this time. Once again, we have set aside Sunday morning from 9 am to 11 am for photographers only. The cost is $20 per person and tripods are permitted. Numbers are limited.

I also want to let you know the SOOS Show has an Art and Photography Competition at every Show. We would like to invite you to participate in the competition by submitting a photograph or work of art related to orchids. Further details and forms can be found on our website (, see also the attached doc file for information on the competition.


Faces, Places, Spaces

The Gallery in the Grove is holding a Juried Exhibition from March 8 to April 25, 2020. Ontario artists (yes, that includes photographers) can submit images for inclusion in the show. The deadline for entries is February 17, 2020. For more details contact Gallery in the Grove.

Capturing the Moment – The History of Photography in Lambton County

This exhibition which features images taken generations ago alongside current images of the same scene taken by members of the Port Franks and Area Camera Club and members of the Petrolia Camera Club. The exhibition will run until February 21 and will be run for a second time from May 4 to September 30, 2020. For more information follow this link to the museum web site.


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.

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.