In 1948, four or five camera-buffs got together to exchange information and discuss their work. Within a year, this small group has grown to become the New Westminster Colour Photography Club, with more than a dozen members. Their basic interest was in slidemaking - colour slides were the in-thing then, rather like digital imaging is now.
As more members joined, bigger meeting places were needed. In 1968, membership had climbed to about sixty-five people, meeting in a large assembly room in the\ Centennial Community Centre. The Club belonged to PSA and NAPA (CAPA's predecessor), as well as the Photographic Council of B.C. and the North-West Council of Camera Clubs, with many of the members winning high-level honours in International Photo Salons. Over the years, the Club has been active in several Vancouver International Salons, and successful slide-essay presentation such as 'Concert in Colour' and 'Fotofest'.
In 1993, when the Vancouver Pacific Camera Club disbanded, we were pleased to welcome many of their members to join with us. Our membership numbers have varied over the years - down considerably from the strength of 1968 - meetings have been held in church halls, in the Seniors' Centres, New Westminster Schools and now Centennial Lodge in Queens Park. Although smaller in numbers, the club is active in the community, often putting on print displays in the New Westminster area. These have attracted new members, and we are pleased to see so much fresh interest at our meetings. - by Peter Ellis
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