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.



October 19 – OCCC Capture 2019- Capturing Light & Shadows

Capture is a day long photography event hosted by the OCCC for its members. It will be held at the Edward Village Hotel in Toronto (Hwys 7 & 404).

Topics to be covered this year include Night Photography, Liquid Art Photography, Light Painting, Creativity & Breaking Rules. The cost is $90 for OCCC members and more information can be obtained at

October 26 – OCCC Judging Course

The OCCC will be presenting a day-long judging course which will be hosted by the London Camera Club. The course is already fully booked.

November 9 – Sarnia Photographic Club presents Andrew McLachlan

The topic is “Visual Beauty and Creative Expression from the Wildlands of Ontario and Beyond”. The event will be held on Saturday, November 9th, 2019 from 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M at the Sarnia Library Theatre (124 Christina St. S., Sarnia, Ontario.

There will be a break where people can go for lunch between 12 pm and 2 pm (Lunch not included). General Admission tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the door or online on the club website: are only $40 for Students with ID and members of SPC and SWOPA clubs.

Seminar participants will be able to take advantage of special presentation rates for Andrew’s eBooks and will have the chance to win many great door prizes, such as Wimberley plamps.

Visit Andrew’s website at

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.


None listed at this time.


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.