turner valley oilfields camera club

Welcome to Turner Valley Oilfields Camera Club

The Turner Valley Oilfields Camera Club gives photographers from our area an opportunity to meet and share experiences and skills and learn together. Our members bring a range of skill levels and interests – from beginners to more advanced. Everyone is welcome.

2023 will mark our 60 year anniversary – we’ve got quite a history!

We meet monthly from September to May at the Sheep Creek Arts Council building. We’re also working more online now to remain safe with COVID.
Visit our Meeting Galleries page to see some of our images.

January 2024 Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday January 30, 2024

Austin Wegelin will be talking about “Ice Bubbles“.

Our theme for January is “Black & White“.

You can also submit an Open category photo to share with the group.

November 2023 Meeting

The Assignment for our November meeting was to bring a print – preferably showing “Leading Lines“.

Below we’re sharing the top images and some honourable mentions.

Click on any image to open larger versions and use arrows to scroll through image gallery.

View all the images here.

Turner Valley Oilfields Camera Club Celebrates 60 Years

In 1963, a group of local residents formed a club to explore their passion for photography, improve their skills, and share images of the stunning Alberta foothills and mountains (and much more!)

Sixty years later, the club is still going strong with about 30 enthusiastic members who meet monthly at the Sheep River Arts Council in Diamond Valley.

The club will be celebrating its sixtieth anniversary at a year-end banquet at the Turner Valley Legion on Tuesday, May 9 at 5:00 pm. All past members or interested photographers are welcome to attend.

Many photographers of all levels have become members of the club over the decades, including five lifetime members: Peggy Orr, who passed away in 2020 at the age of 101, Nola Middleton, who passed away in 2017, Bern Daymont, a member since 1979, Sheila Smith, a member since 2006, and Ted Dawson, who was the annual competition judge from 1979 to 2021 and was awarded a lifetime membership in 2023.

Anyone with an interest in photography is welcome to attend a meeting to learn more about the club. The club meets on the last Tuesday of each month, September to April (excluding December) at 7:00 pm. Annual fees are $50, which includes a membership in the Sheep River Arts Council.

Meetings include an educational presentation, a friendly photo competition, and an opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow photographers. Please contact the club’s membership director at membership@tvocc.org for more information.

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