PGNS 2015-16 Season is Here!

Your Executive has been hard at work over the summer. The program is ready, the field trips have leaders, the speakers are booked and the new simplified competitions have been designed.
The very first event is an interactive portrait shoot at the Dingle (Sir Stanford Fleming Park), lead by Mervyn Kumar-Misir. Bring your camera, photograph the live models and catch up with all the PGNS members you have not seen since last season. You can even show them your new toys you bought over the summer.

The entire season’s program is live in the calendar section of the Schedule web page. You can also download the program ics file and import that into your favourite calendar program for your phone and tablet. You can download the pdf version and print it yourself to put on your fridge. Printed programs will be available at the first event at the museum on September 14.

The new Competition 1 and the Treasure Hunt upload forms are ready on the website. There have been a number of changes to the competitions this year including a one week upload deadline!

But before you upload your images by September 7 for the first competition of the year, be sure to read the updated “Entering Competitions Step by Step” and the “Upload Guidelines” PDF documents, available from the members only page. Really, I’m serious, read those documents!

See you all at the Dingle!

Darryl Robertson

Summer Treasure Hunt

Summer Treasure Hunt reminder
Here is the list of images you can look for this summer to use in the Summer Treasure Hunt Challenge…

This activity has been a lot of fun the last two years and we are hoping there will be lots of entries this year…

You can shoot the whole list or participate in as many as you want to.

Main objective? HAVE FUN !!!!!

Viki Gaul

Valley Excursion Field Trip – June 20th

Hi folks,

We’ll meet at 9.00 a m at the Fireside Cafe, 9819 Main Street, Canning. If you are travelling on Highway 101, take Exit 11 for Port Williams and Canning.

Morning – 9.30 a m to 12.30 p m (about an hour and a half at each venue)

1. Pereau Wharf in Delhaven (2051 Pereau Road) Low tide is at 10.30 a m

2. Blomidon Estate Winery in Habitant (#10318 on Route 221 between Canning and Kingsport)

Lunch in Canning

Afternoon -2.00 to 5.30 pm (about two hours at the Historic Site)

  1. Grand Pre National Historic Site – Admission fee – Adults $7.80; Seniors $6.55
  2. Tangled Garden (11827 on Highway 1) in Grand Pre. Admission fee to Garden is $3.00.

The last three venues all have websites if you would like more information.

Please bring your completed Field Trip Waiver Form which can be downloaded off our PGNS website at:

Please bring along sunscreen, fly repellant, and waterproof footwear (for Delhaven or wet grass if need be).

Please email me at or call me at 902-422-8164 if you have any questions.

I hope you are able to join us!