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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.

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