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Western Canada Photographic Historical Association.





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THE WCPHA is a non-profit British Columbia society established in 1974. The association is a small informal group and welcomes anyone interested in photographic history or collecting cameras to our monthly meetings—held 7.15 pm, the first Wednesday of each month at the Alpen Club, (Winestube on top floor) 4875 Victoria Drive, Vancouver. Some members meet for dinner before each meeting at 6 pm. All meetings start with a buy and sell session followed by a presentation or show and tell of member’s latest finds. We organise a Christmas dinner and a vintage camera outing and competition each year.



The first Wednesday of each and every month. The December Wednesday is our Christmas Dinner, (same location no meeting).


FALL CAMERA SHOW  Tonchi Martinich’s camera show is held at the Croation Centre, 3250 Commercial Dr  Vancouver, BC V5N, each November. Date, details and table booking 604 681-8419


VANCOUVER CAMERA SHOW  The WCPHA sponsored swap meet is one of the largest Camera Shows in North America Held at the Cameron Recreation Centre, Burnaby, BC, every April.  Book your table ($50) —604 941-0300 Admission $5 10am 4pm, Earlybird $15 at 9am.  Date and details at Vancouver Spring Camera Show


NEED A PERIOD CAMERA for a movie or ad shoot?  GOT SPACE FOR A DISPLAY of historic or landmark cameras? NEED A SPEAKER on photographic history or old cameras for your school or group?  We can advise and provide


DO YOU HAVE AN OLD CAMERA OR PHOTOGRAPHIC ITEM YOU WANT TO VALUE OR SELL? Bring it to any meeting for a free evaluation and possible sale or bring the item to the Association consignment table at the Vancouver Camera Show where our experts will value it and, if you wish, sell it for a 20% commission. Note that in this digital age film camera values have dropped considerably and simple Kodak, Polaroid, Instamatic and movie cameras have little or no value — see collecting


CURRENT ASSOCIATION DIRECTORS The Association is incorporated under the British Columbia Society Act — BYLAWS

President —Miles Steininger;  Secretary  Tom Parkinson; Vice President – Siggi Rohde; Treasurer  Randall Lee; VP Program – Josef Vorlicek; Editor – Mike Toddington;