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Meeting location

HGCC meetings start at 7:30 PM in the gymnasium at Keatsway Public School, 323 Keats Way, Waterloo. Wheelchair accessible. Free Parking.

Meetings are usually held the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month from September to June. Please refer to the club program for dates and details.

About the HGCC

Thanks for your interest in the Highland Glen Camera Club!

If you're looking for other photography enthusiasts in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, then you should come out to one of our meetings. The HGCC offers its members a number of ways to improve their photography, see work of other photographers and speakers, get feedback on images, engage in competitions, participate in workshops, get new ideas, and spend time with other people who share their interest in photography.

The club is affiliated with the Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA)

Meetings are usually the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, starting with the third Monday in September and go until the end of April, with the year-end awards banquet in May.

Meetings start at 7:30pm and end before 10:00pm, and are held in the gymnasium at Keats Way Public School, 323 Keats Way, Waterloo.

Please check the website for meeting dates and events.

If you are interested in joining the club, you are invited to come out and try a meeting or two to see if the club is right for you.

Aims and Objectives

  • To foster and promote image making through the art of photography.
  • To provide an opportunity for the sharing of ideas, the improvement of photographic skills and to enjoyfellowship through photography.
  • To encourage membership participation in the many different kinds of club activities.
  • To publish a news bulletin or newsletter.
  • To receive monies, whether from membership fees, donations or through other means and to expend same for the advancement of the club.
  • To promote and foster friendly relationships with other photographic clubs and like organizations.

Mailing Address

TBA.

Email Address

To contact the HGCC, send email to: hgcc@waterloocameraclub.ca or to hgcc@highlandglen.ca.

History

Since its inception in the late 1960's the Highland Glen Camera Club has seen many changes. The name of the club has been changed at least once and its location three times.

The name Highland Glen was instituted when the club held its meetings in the basements of the Highland Baptist church and Glen Acres Baptist church, on alternating nights.

For many years the club held its meetings at the Albert McCormick Community Centre. The club moved to the Waterloo Community Arts Centre in 2006, and to Rim Park in 2009.

The membership base has fluctuated a great deal since its humble beginnings - the club was begun by a group of six photographers. The current membership now sits at around 50 to 70. The club is governed by a Board of Directors, elected annually by the membership, under the club's Constitution.

The photographic interests of the club members is quite diverse, with favorite subjects including landscape, portraiture, nature, travel, and fine art topics. Moreover, club members utilize a wide range of equipment, from older twin-lens reflex rollfilm cameras to the latest in digital technology. The club offers a variety of competitions and non-competitive events to showcase in digital images and prints.