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the 19th hole …

Toronto. Wow! It’s been over a year and a half and COVID is still with us. Our society has   avoided the FOURTH wave effect so far by resorting to very limited outdoor events plus using ZOOM. We found out that … Continue reading

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… under the sun.

Toronto. I grew up with the King James version of the Bible. Ecclesiastes 1:9 says in part, “… there is no new thing under the sun.”. I was reminded of this a few weeks ago when our indoor Fall Fair … Continue reading

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ZOOM EXEC #18 September 2021

Toronto. Who would have thought a year and a half ago that COVID would still be a threat;  that a FOURTH wave would be here; and that we would still be resorting to ZOOM? Mind you, online has its own … Continue reading

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JCCC exhibition on MARU in America – August PHSC Presentation

Toronto. The Japanese diaspora in the Americas is part of a global network of communities known as Nikkei with over 150 years of history. Join us on August 18th, 2021 at 8 pm (we begin around 7:30 with a social … Continue reading

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a eulogy or two

Toronto. My wife and I recently sat in on two funerals via the modern miracle of video streaming. At both, our president Clint Hryhorijiw spoke very knowledgeably about the effect of our society on the deceased. All too often, we … Continue reading

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sweet sixteen by ZOOM

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engine, engine, number 14

Toronto. We held our 14th ZOOM exec meeting Wednesday evening. And Celio out did himself in arranging this meeting and investigation alternate ZOOM features. The third wave still has Toronto under total lockdown and stay at home status. ALL live … Continue reading

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ZOOMin’ in on PHSC monthly meetings

Toronto. The ZOOM concept has opened our monthly Toronto meetings to a world-wide audience, not just those in driving distance to our facility at Memorial Hall in North York (Toronto).  Our Programme Director, Celio Barreto, has worked far beyond our … Continue reading

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fries with that?

Toronto. We often think German cameras like Zeiss, Zeiss-Ikon, Rollei, Leica, Nagel, Retina etc. but what about Franka (not hot dogs)? On J. Noir’s site, many cameras are described including those of the Franka Kamera Werk in Bayreuth, Germany, at … Continue reading

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what’s in YOUR collection?

Toronto. When the PHSC was established back in 1974 the majority of members were camera (and lens) collectors. While many collectors had an eclectic taste, others collected by maker (eg. Leica, Zeiss, Ernemann, Kodak, etc.), or by date or price … Continue reading

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