Bonsai Art Exhibition

Bonsai Art Exhibition
Embassy of Japan,
255 Sussex Drive,
Ottawa, ON K1N 9E6

Public Hours: 10 AM – 4 PM
Demonstrations daily: 1 PM – 3 PM
Photographers (tripods welcome): Saturday 10 AM – 11 AM

Dozens of species of trees, some can be 100 years old, will be on display. Come and see the most beautiful bonsai compositions in the Ottawa-Gatineau area.

The art of ‘Bon-sai’ involves using special techniques to grow dwarf trees in containers.
Techniques used to display the most interesting characteristics of a tree, mimicking nature, in a miniature form will be demonstrated by senior Members of the Bonsai Society.

Members will also be on hand to provide guidance and insight into the horticultural and artistic aspects of these miniature trees in pots demystifying the marvels of this ancient art form.

Our society is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting interest and understanding in the art form of bonsai. We are pleased and honored to be guests of the Embassy of Japan for the opportunity to present this ancient art form to the public.

Media Contacts:

Ottawa Bonsai Society

Vianney Leduc (819) 827-3384

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REGISTERED: an exhibition of photographs by Leslie Hossack

REGISTERED explores the story of Japanese Canadians in British Columbia during World War II when they were registered, rounded up and removed. RAPC member, Leslie Hossack’s interpretative work includes photographs of places of power and persecution, and reproductions of public and private documents.

Exhibition: 21 Aug – 23 Sept, 2014
Vernissage: Sunday, 24 Aug, 1-3pm
Artist Panel: Sunday, 14 Sept, 2pm

Trinity Art Gallery
Shenkman Arts Centre, Lower Level
245 Centrum Blvd, Orleans



spao diploma
Thursday, August 7
Diploma Program Presentation: 7pm
School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa
168 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa

Prospective students and other interested individuals are invited to attend this special Information Night to hear directly from SPAO instructors and students on all that the Full-time Diploma Program offers beginning in September. In addition to an overview presentation given by SPAO Executive Director Michael Tardioli, visitors to Information Night can tour the SPAO facilities, meet SPAO staff and current and former students in an informal atmosphere.



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Mary and Edwin Lee, longtime RAPC members
will lead, for the 3rd time, a 23-day tour for
photographers or anyone who’s interested, to China
October 15 to November 6, 2014
$6350 per person
Airfare from Ottawa included
2014 FOC Final Tour Cost Information Sheet
2014 FOC Tour Itinerary
2014 FOC Route Map & Photos
2014 FOC Tour Registration Form
2010 Focus On China Photobook


RAPC Photography Awards, 2013-2014 Season

The Club’s annual awards banquet allows us to celebrate RAPC photographers whose entries in the six seasonal competitions consistently received high marks. This season’s deserving winners are:

Performance Awards in the General Category and Representative Winning Images 

Junior Winner: Agus Liang

Agus Liang - The Vase

Agus Liang – The Vase

Intermediate Winner: Daniel Parent

Daniel Parent - Dancing Over a Cloud

Daniel Parent – Dancing Over a Cloud

Senior Winner: Edwin Lee

EEdwin Lee - Before the Storm

Edwin Lee – Before the Storm

Performance Awards in the Assignment Category

Junior Winner: Chantal Ringuette

Chantal Ringuette - Best Friends

Chantal Ringuette – Best Friends

Intermediate Winner: Sheila Istead

Sheila Istead - Lamp Post

Sheila Istead – Lamp Post

Senior Winner: Howard Sandler

Howard Sandler - Toronto City Hall

Howard Sandler – Toronto City Hall

The Bloch family seems to have a lock on the Photographer of the Year Award; this year, it was Jayni who took home the hardware for her unfailingly excellent competition entries.

Jayni and trophy

Jayni Bloch and the Photographer of the Year Trophy

Congratulations to all the winners; you’ve set the bar high for next season!






The RAPC Awards Committee’s job is to collect nominations and to recommend winners, who are approved by the Club Executive. Members of the Award Committee are: Barbara Lapointe (Chair), John McTeer, Ed Overstreet, Norman Smith.

The Outstanding Contribution Award goes to people who have volunteered in a significant manner during their first 5 years of membership in the Club. This year’s recipients are:

Bob Macdonald
Chak Wong
Kathleen Parker
Mike MacKay
Perpetua Quigley

The Alice Gillies Award is for people who have been in the Club for 5 years or more years, for contributions to the Club and to photography in general. This year the winner is:

Jamie Johnson

For a complete list of RAPC volunteer award winners, past and present, click here.

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Jamie Johnson


Chak Wong

Perpetua Quigley

Perpetua Quigley

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Mike MacKay


(photos: Mike Giovinazzo, Jerry Lam)