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OCC Home Celebrating 75 Years! OSHAWA CAMERA CLUB

We now have 125 members and this page leads to important resources that will greatly improve your experience in the club and caters to all skill levels. There are a variety of ways to participate.

The Annual Club Program will outline what will take place at each club meeting. Please review this schedule often as it may change. If you would like to see something particular included for the program such as a presentation or are interested in a particular speaker, contact Bill Peel, the Program & Education Director and make a suggestion.

The Competitions are open to all Club members. Please refer to the guidelines and Special Topics for each competition. All entries are submitted online. You will need a user name and a password. Contact Randy Nickerson, the Competitions Director, if you haven’t received yours or to reset it. You will be notified of other external competitions and their specific rules as they become available.

The Club will have a number of Social activities that are designed to bring members together in a variety of activities and not necessarily photographic related. Elizabeth Borysewicz, your Social Director will inform you of upcoming events.

The Club also has numerous photographic outings throughout the Southern Ontario region. These are usually day events. Some outings may require fees. Norm Ullock, the Outings Manager will post the outings as they are confirmed. You will have to pre-register for all outings as space may be limited. Details will be posted on the Social/Outings Page.

Working on a special project or have a series of interesting images? I request 12 images on a theme and a small write up on it.

Contact Bharat Mistry to become a Featured Member of the Month and showcase your art on this page.

Featured Member Series

OCC Member: Shera Hastings

Architecture, graffiti, old rustic things and abandoned places are among my favourite things to photograph. In this particular location, I was fascinated with the patterns and textures of peeling paint on the walls. The colours, detail, lighting and the mystery of not knowing what you might find are what makes it exciting​. The history, the mystery and the unknown are all part of the fun! ​Although fun to photograph, it is a shame that such a beautiful, historic place has succumb​ed to such vandalism and destruction. Now designated a National Historic Site, I hope the community is able to obtain resources to preserve and restore the site.

History of Camp 30: "In 1925 John Jury donated 106 acres of land to the Province of Ontario for the construction of a reformatory school, on the outskirts of Bowmanville. During WWII it was transformed into a Canadian-run POW camp for hundreds of captured German officers. Known as Camp 30, it is the last intact POW camp in Canada. After the war it was home to a succession of private schools that took advantage of the ready-made campus, playing fields and generating plant. The last school, Darul Uloom Islamic University vacated in 2008. The following year it was purchased for private development and in April 2014 Camp 30 was designated a National Historic Site by the Government of Canada."

See more of Shera’s photography on her Flickr site.