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On April 20, 2017, Northumberland News published the article below.  Written by Karen Longwell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A year in the life of Cobourg

COBOURG - Capturing the Canada 150 events in Cobourg should be a snap for the Northumberland Photography Club.

The club accepted the task from the Town of Cobourg to photograph the Canada 150 events throughout 2017, said the club's president Raymond Williams.

"The idea is to capture a year in the life of Cobourg for 2017;” said Williams.

Club members have already begun the busy task with the town's two big Canada 150 events early this year - the Ontario Curling Championships and the 2017 Ontario 55+ Winter Games, said Williams. Up next is the RBC Cup National Jr. A Hockey Champion­ship. There are about 50 to 60 events to cover throughout the year.

Ray Williams and Jeannie GaneRay Williams and Jeannie GaneThe club has set up a subcommittee of six people to handle the organization to make sure all the events are photographed, said Jeannie Gane, the club's program director. The whole club, around 107 members, is eligible to participate in the project. Designated volunteers will get special passes to get into events and for access to optimal shooting spots. The subcommittee will sort through the photos, said Gane. The plan is to create a "digital scrapbook;” and possibly a slideshow, for viewing at the end of the year or early in 2018, There might also be a hard copy book.

While you must be a member of the club to participate, Gane said, there is, however, still time to join the Northumberland Photography Club and be a part of the project.

The photography club is always open to new members and meets the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Salvation Army Church Gym, 59 Ballantine St., Cobourg.

For more information: Visit www.northumberlandphoto.ca

 Cobourg Canada 150 events

  • April 29 to April 30 - Canada 150 - A Portrait in Documentary Film, The Loft, 201 Division St Presented by the Marie Dressler Foundation.
  • April 30 - Images of Canada - Rug Hooking Display and History of Rug Hooking in Canada, Cobourg Community Centre, 750 D'Arcy St.
  • May6 - 150 Years of Fashion at the Concert Hall at Victoria Hall, 55 King St. W. Presented by the Victoria Hall Volunteers and Northumberland Players. A fashion show modelling costumes from 1867 to present.
  • May 6 - Canada 150 - A Celebration at Trinity United Church, 284 Division St. A celebration of Canadian music from sea to sea to sea, including music composed by our native sons and daughters or inspired by "the true north, strong and free!" Northumberland Orchestra and Choir.
  • May 13 to May 21 - RBC Cup, Cobourg Community Centre, Canada's National Jr. A Hockey Championship featuring teams from across Canada competing for the opportunity to be national champions.
  • May 26 to June 11 - Once Upon a Rocking Chair, a Northumberland premiere by a local playwright. Firehall Theatre, 213 Second St. A play about family, relationships, work, aging, life and the Validity of happily-ever-after: Presented by Northumberland Players.
  • May 27 - Between Friends: Northumberland Kids Sing for Canada, Trinity United : Church, 284 Division St. Join SONG and the Westben Youth Choir as they celebrate Canada's 150th birthday through music.
  • May 30 - A Celebration of the Canadian Flag, Concert Hall at Victoria Hall, 55 King St. W. Presented by the Cobourg and District Historical Society. A speaker presentation on The Canadian Flag - What a history!