Hamilton & District Aquarium Society
1 member Ontario
Website: "hdas.ca" Before the Second World War an aquarium society was in existence in Hamilton. The exact time during which it functioned is not known but magazines of the time do suggest that it was flourishing as early as the mid thirties. We assume that the war caused the end of the club. After the war, we believe about 1950, the present Hamilton & District Aquarium Society (H&DAS), was started and has continued ever since without interruption. The society has held its monthly meetings in a variety of locations such as Dom Polski (just off Barton Street), the Ottawa Street “Y”, the old Jewish Community Center at Sanford & Delaware (no longer there), the Firemen’s’ Hall on Concession and our present meeting place, the Church of the Resurrection. The H&DAS was one of the founding members of the Canadian Association of Aquarium Clubs (CAOAC), and Hamilton members have served on the CAOAC Executive & Committees regularly since the beginning Our club has been host to five of the annual CAOAC conventions. For the last 30 years or so the Society has held an annual show open to the public. For a number of years this was a week long affair in which many large setups were displayed. In recent years for various reasons the show has been a one day display in conjunction with an auction. We have also taken part in a number of other events over the years including the Mum Show and Aquafest. From time to time the club has arranged other activities for its members. These include things such as Home Shows, trips to public aquaria, live food hunts, summer picnics & pet shop tours.
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Ottawa Valley Aquarium Society
1 member Ontario
Website: "ovas.ca" The Ottawa Valley Aquarium Society (OVAS) is a non-profit, educational, and recreational organization. It is a club for everyone who is interested in the aquatic hobby in the Greater Ottawa Area. OVAS is NOT just this website, it is an active community that tries to meet up at least once a month to talk fish, plant and corals. Here is the place to get in contact with the local hobbyist, here you can learn and share your experiences. OVAS is a member of the Canadian Association of Aquarium Clubs. We try to present a program that meets the needs and interests of the members. We have had slide presentations, video presentations and speakers from academic institutions. You can also bring items to sell. In the past, we also trying to arranged tours of aquatic facilities, both here in the National Capital area and in other places as well. OVAS usually meets on the fourth Monday of every month, with the exception of December, June, July and August. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and usually run about two hours. Please check the website for updated meeting information. OVAS meets at the Tom Brown Arena located at 141 Bayview Rd, Ottawa, ON Currently there are three main special events that happen through the year. In lieu of a December meeting, there is a Christmas party. In March or April, as well as our regular meeting, we have the Giant Auction. The Giant Auction provides an opportunity for members and non-members to buy and sell livestock and used equipment. In June we have a summer picnic, depending on interest and good weather. Non-Club Members can attend one free meeting and a $5 donation is required for each subsequent meeting. You do not even need to own an aquarium. All you need is interest in the hobby. Anyone can join OVAS. OVAS offers a stimulating and friendly environment for those who are fascinated by aquariums. It is a great place to get help from others who may be more experienced in the hobby. There are opportunities to sell surplus equipment and fish, and to buy them at great prices. There is a library of fish books available for members to borrow. Members also get a discounts at many local aquarium stores. The best way to join OVAS is to attend one of the meetings. The exchange of knowledge and meeting like-minded people is what the club is all about. However, if you can not wait to join, please visit the Membership Page to purchase your membership online using Paypal. Once you have paid via Paypal your membership card will be mailed to you via Canada Post.
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Windsor Cichlid & Catfish Group
1 member Ontario
Windsor Cichlid & Catfish Group Website: "windsorcichlidgroup.proboards.com/" The Windsor Cichlid & Catfish Group was started as an idea by which a few fish friends, who were interested in cichlids and catfish, could have get-togethers, hang out, attend fish events/auctions, organize group orders and primarily have FUN. We launched a ProBoards Forum and Facebook Group where we could hang out online. Not long after, several other hobbyists were interested in the same ideals and also joined the family. Lo and behold the WCCG soon gravitated from being a small group of friends to a larger group of friends and ultimately a bonafide aquarium club with a burgeoning membership hailing from several cities and towns within the province of Ontario and a few neighboring US states. The Windsor Cichlid & Catfish Group officially launched with its first meeting on April 23, 2016 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. There was a solid turnout for an inaugural meeting and we were able to share the vision for the new club. The club is hoping to be involved with the following: •Host Monthly Meetings •Club Events •Participate in Regional/National/International Events •Breeders Award Program •Newsletter •Summer Social •Group Orders •Fishroom Tours •Sponge Exchange •Fish Store Visits •Auction The Current Board of Directors consist of the following: •Jay Gannon •Mike Newton (CAOAC) •Jason Reding, CA (Treasurer) •Director: Open Position •Director: Open Position We are still searching for a permanent meeting place at which we can host guest speakers and hold regular club meetings. We're also looking for two additional volunteers to sit on the Board of Directors. If you would like to volunteer or get involved with the club please contact us via the WCCG forum or WCCG Facebook Group. We're looking forward to a successful year of fun filled activities and events. Jay
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