Club Field Trip to Buttertubs Marsh, April 13th

Gabriola Photography Club members – and other photographers considering joining our club – are invited to take part in our first field trip of 2023.

When & where:
We’re heading to Buttertubs Marsh Park in Nanaimo, on Thursday afternoon, April 13.

Why there?
Buttertubs is a lovely, accessible bird and wildlife sanctuary, encircled by an easy 2-km trail. The field trip will provide an opportunity to connect face-to-face with other club photographers, and the destination is perfect for honing your skills in nature photography: nesting birds, waterfowl, and the marsh habitat.

Timing & travel:
We plan to catch the 1:30pm ferry off Gabriola. For seniors, it’s a ride-free day on the ferry, and if desired we can arrange car pooling to reduce the number of vehicles going over. After two hours at the Park (approximately 2 to 4 pm), we’ll return to the Nanaimo ferry terminal to catch the 4:35pm or 5:05pm ferry back to Gabriola.

To join in:
Please contact Sally Bullas

What to bring:
You might want to bring along a folding stool or light-weight lawn chair, water bottle, thermos of tea/coffee, and perhaps a snack.  In addition, we recommend that you wear layered clothing, walking shoes or boots, and a light all-weather jacket in case of rain. 

Come one, come all, it will be a grand excursion!   

A scenic image of Buttertubs Marsh with trees and shrubs in the foreground, on a bright spring day.

Develop Your Creative Vision – this summer on Gabriola (Last Chance!)

June 26 – July 2 or August 30 – September 5, 2023

Join Chris Harris and Dennis Ducklow on Gabriola Island, for a dynamic and inspirational experience that will push you far beyond the familiar – changing the way you use your camera, to express yourself in new and exciting ways.

Six days of illustrated instructional talks and in-the-field art projects, hosted at The Haven, a beautiful beachfront retreat, and with a plethora of photographic opportunities awaiting you on Gabriola Island.

Space is limited so be sure to register early.

An important update: this will be the final year that Dennis and Chris are offering their Develop Your Creative Vision workshops.