Recently the Richmond Hill Camera Club donated some of their members’ award winning prints to display at a number of Senior’s Retirement Homes in our community. This is a wonderful initiative and I am proud of the actions of this community group to give back to our community. To learn more about the Richmond Hill Camera Club and this initiative please click here to read more
The Richmond Hill Camera Club is a group of mostly amateur photographers who enjoy sharing their images and learning from each other. The club holds regular meetings and workshops from September through May at the Bond Lake Arena in Oak Ridges to learn to take pictures, improve their photography, and organize field trips and travel programs. Their members share their images through the OCCC (Ontario Council of Camera Clubs) and CAPA (Canadian Association for Photographic Art) and generally have fun with their cameras. The club was established in 1973 as the York Regional Camera Club and changed its name to the Richmond Hill Camera Club in 2005. The club is involved in community activities within the City of Richmond Hill regularly. The number of dedicated volunteers, not only within the club but through its parent organizations, along with successful winnings in external competitions has established its reputation as one of the top clubs in the Greater Toronto Area, in Ontario and across Canada.
This year the Richmond Hill Camera Club has embarked on an additional charitable program to donate hundreds of their best colour and black and white prints to various seniors retirement homes in Richmond Hill and surrounding towns and cities that comprise York Region. A donation will also be made soon to Baycrest, one of Toronto’s Largest Retirement and long term care Centres. The Richmond Hill Camera Club also supports the Boys and Girls Clubs of York Region that runs after school programs in the area by supplying cameras and other equipment to support their photography activity in four schools. Not only does the club sponsor the equipment but also members of our club volunteer time to work with the children to improve their photography skills. So far we this year the club has donated to Chartwell: Aurora and Elginwood.
On Friday, January 24, 2020, we continued with our donation program by donating prints to Revera Brookside Court Retirement Centre, Mon Sheong Long Term Care Centre and Chartwell Oak Ridges. This successful and worthwhile program will continue throughout this year of 2020.
For more information about this program, please send an email to Rhonda Starr, Project Coordinator, rhondaS@rhcameraclub.ca
An article appeared in the January 20 edition of the Liberal. Click here to read it.
Photo: Richmond Hill Camera Club president Harvey Rogers (from left), Raymond Woo of Mon Sheong Long Term Care Centre and RHCC co-ordinator Rhonda Starr. – Richmond Hill Camera Club