Westfield Heritage Village Outing – Saturday December 9th 5pm – 9pm

If you have not booked your calendar yet, then please book it now for our outing at Westfield Heritage Village, on Saturday December 9th from 5:00 - 9:00 pm (located at 1049 Kirkwall Road in Rockton). On this visit, we will experience the 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS' festivities by candlelight and feel the warmth of the season through music, food samples, fireworks and a visit from Father Christmas.

We will meet outside the gate at 5 PM.

After making images, we will meet for social time in the snack shop in the village.

Please confirm your plan to attend to ronsav@cogeco.ca

(Open to members in good standing.)

Outing – Hamilton Cemetery – Saturday November 18 10 A.M.

Our second outing will be to the Hamilton Cemetery. Also known as the York Street Cemetery, located at 777 York Boulevard, Hamilton Date. This cemetery was built in 1847. It is The oldest municipally owned cemetery in Canada.

We will meet inside the York Blvd gate at 10 a.m. then individually photograph until 1 p.m., approximately. As you park, please ensure that cars are well spaced, not as a group, so that we do not interfere with other visitors.

For social time, we are planning to get together at the Rose Garden restaurant, located at 1124 Plains Rd W, Burlington, near to the Royal Botanical Gardens.

We would like these outings to be successful and interesting to members. One key measure of success is the turnout to participate.

Please email ronsav@cogeco.ca if you plan to participate.

Photos below were taken last year, in the rain, proving nothing can stop dedicated photographers.

 

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Outing – Valens Conservation Area Saturday October 21, 2017 10 A.M.

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Our first outing will be to the Valens Conservation Area to experience and photograph fall colours.  This location includes trails and a boardwalk which provide many image opportunities.

We will meet at the front gate at 10 a.m. then proceed to the trail entry as a starting point.

After, we plan to meet at the Tim Horton's located at Hwy  6 and Carlisle Rd for coffee and social.

Please advise Ron Savoline at ronsav@cogeco.ca if you will be participating.

Grimsby Cottage Outing – Cancelled

Due to forecasted weather conditions, the outing has been cancelled.

Grimsby Cottage Outing Update

For meeting location and parking view the map below.

 

We will meet in the parking lot at 10 a.m.

For social time afterwards, we will meet at the Tim Horton's on the North side of the QEW on the North Service Rd just west of the Casablanca.

As indicated previously, an email to ronsav@cogeco.ca would be appreciated if you are planning to attend.

Grimsby Beach Outing Sunday June 4, 2017 10 A.M.

Our next outing will be to visit and photograph images of the Grimsby Beach cottages on Sunday June 4, 2017 starting at 10 a.m. This is a location that has been visited before and provides the opportunity for many interesting images, particularly colourful and aesthetic.  Please watch the blog  for further details, including meeting location and suggested parking..  As always, it is helpful if you email me at ronsav@cogeco.ca, to confirm your plans to attend.

Location Map https://goo.gl/maps/Nqtw2reRbXL2

Sample images - Jim Hamilton

Sample images Bob Melnyk

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Date Change for the Donkey Sanctuary Outing–It is Now Sunday May 7, 2017

Our next outing is Sunday May 7, 2017 at the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada located at 6981 Puslinch Conc. 4, R.R.#6 Guelph.

Donkey Sanctuary of Canada Map

We will meet in the parking lot at 10 A.M. and after a brief a brief orientation by a Donkey Sanctuary person, we will photograph until noon or longer, if desired. There is no entrance fee but all participants should be expected to make a donation to the sanctuary at the entrance.

The mission of the sanctuary is to provide a lifelong home to donkeys, mules and hinnies who are unwanted, neglected or abused, or whose owners can no longer care for them; and to promote the responsible stewardship of all animals through humane education.

There have nearly 100 donkeys, mules and hinnies in their care both at the main Sanctuary Farm and at their Foster Farms.

You can learn more about the sanctuary and see photos and bios of the animals at

the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada

Please email Ron Savoline at ronsav@cogeco.ca if you are planning to participate.

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Outing – Collective Arts Brewing – Sunday March 5 11 A.M..

As a result of the cancellation of the Tiffany Falls outing, due to poor ice conditions, the Outings Committee
has scheduled an outing to the Collective Arts Brewing, located at 207 Burlington Street East, Hamilton.
https://goo.gl/maps/aVs2V4YbeYA2

Collective Arts Brewing is a grassroots craft brewer based in Ontario that aims to fuse the creativity of
craft beer with the inspired talents of emerging artists, musicians and filmmakers.
http://collectiveartsbrewing.com/about-collective-arts-brewing/

In addition to opportunities for photography, we will have a tour of the brewery. Highlights will include many
opportunities for graphic and pattern images. Sample images shown below.

We will meet at the entrance at 10:45 a.m. to get organised then start the outing at 11 a.m. sharp.
After photographing 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. approximately, we will meet for social time somewhere nearby--location
to be determined.

The cost for the tour is $10 per person. As this outing will be limited to 15 members, please
contact Ron Savoline to register at ronsav@cogeco.ca

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Tiffany Falls Outing Cancelled

The outing planned for Saturday February 11 to photograph ice climbing has been cancelled due to poor ice conditions and resulting cancellation of the event by the organizers.  The Outing committee is investigating the possibility of a replacement outing to the Collecctive Arts Brewery in Hamilton. Further details to follow.

Guild Member Outing to Tiffany Falls Saturday February 11 – Ice Climbing Photography

If you have not booked your calendar yet, then please book it now for our next outing to photograph Ice Climbing at Tiffany Falls https://goo.gl/maps/LHZQMc4rzE72 on Saturday February 11, starting at 10 A.M. This will be an opportunity to make some interesting images of this adventure support as well as winter images of the falls. We plan to meet as a group in the parking lot at 10 A.M. and photograph until noon approximately. As it will be cool, you are advised to dress warmly and have footwear appropriately safe for snow and ice.

For those members interested, we will meet afterwards at the Tim Hortons located at 370 Wilson St E in Ancaster https://goo.gl/maps/aCUbpQ5qu1M2 .

Please let me know if you will be attending at ronsav@cogeco.ca

Sample images shown below courtesy of Bob Melnyk.

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