See Whats New

We have just started the new season in the Rosetown Photography Club.  The meetings will still be held the first Tues of each month until & including May 2018.  This past we had several planned outings that many enjoyed.  We now are on facebook were we have started having monthly photo challenges for the members to learn & stretch our minds.  October challenge is Translucent -- so come see what that is all about.  We are wanting the public to come view our images and give us a thumps up for the image they like the best. Come check out our link -- you are always invited to join us, the more the merrier.

2nd Annual Dark Sky Weekend

Join the 2017 Herschel Dark Sky Weekend August 18-20

Based at the beautiful Herschel Retreat Herschel Retreat House.

Fee = $150 includes 5 meals, 2 nights accommodation, Ancient Echoes and Coal Mine Ravine tour

Friday supper followed by sunset shoot.

Saturday – sunrise shoot, Ancient Echoes, Coal Mine Ravine guided tour, night sky shoot.

Sunday – sunrise shoot, ends with breakfast.
Schedule subject to weather.

In addition the Dark Skies, we have been given permission to photograph the Drummaking  Workshop being held at Ancient Echoes Aug 19 from 10 - 4pm. 
Colin Chatfield of the Saskatchewan Aurora Hunters and his partner Tara Magee have both confirmed that they will be returning again this year.

Confirm registration by email by Friday August 4 to Brenda or Stan Pay with registration when you arrive.

Rosetown Photo Contest

Jessica Segal, the Rosetown Community and Business Development Manager, has organized a photo contest to generate images to be used in the new Town website. They are looking for images that capture Rosetown’s spaces, places, events, activities and community spirit.  Below are the details.

Some essential points
 -   Deadline October 13, 2017
-   All entries may be used by the Town for the website, brochures, etc.
-   Money prizes (Chamber Bucks)
-   No fee to enter and no limit on number of entries
Download rules and entry form from the Town website Click the contest icon on the home page.

Rosetown Annual Art Show

2017 Art & Photography Show

Rosetown United Church, Lower Level

Guest Artist: Photographer, MaryAnn Janzen

Photography Club Slide Shows

Kid Kare Display

Gord Ballentyne Display

Entertainment Saturday afternoon: Brenda Peters

Entertainment Sunday afternoon:  Sam Turner

Raffle - MaryAnn Janzen photograph framed by the Photography Club

Open to Public
Saturday, April 29, 2017 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Sunday, April  30, 2017  1:00 to 5:00 PM

Entries Accepted
Rosetown United Church, Lower Level

Wednesday, April 26, 2017:  7:00 - 9:00 PM
Thursday, April 27, 2017:  9:00 AM - NOON

Adjudication Critique
Tara Magee
Open to Art and Photography Exhibitors
Friday, April 28, 2017
Adults and Students 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Show Book available at the Library and Rosetown Natural Health
For information:
Rosetown Arts Council, or
Stan Hingston 882-2220, Rosetown Natural Health,

Calling all Artists & Photographers

We have sooooo much talent in Rosetown and the surrounding communities.  Come show us your talent & enjoy meeting new people.  This is open to the public -- not just club members.  Rumor has it there are some Art Painting Parties happening in peoples homes in and around Rosetown -- come show everyone your work -- don't be shy!!    While you are at it, come buy some raffle tickets -- the funds are being shared between the Arts Council and the Photography Club.  This is what your ticket could possibly win.  It is framed at 16x20.  If you have any questions -- call the number on the poster above.



 PRPA Outing 

There is already lots of talk about our PRPA outing coming up this June -- don't miss it -- get yourself signed up and come join the fun. We are heading for Canmore June 9th to 11th, 2017.
PRPA Outing link

Please check out calendar events page for our new 2016 - 2017 schedule & what our hall gallery will be showing.


Our Dark Sky Weekend was a great success -- thanks to all who came out.  There was 12 of us but had room for more.  Thanks to Colin & Tara for coming out to give us a hand & teach us more about night photography. The views were great.  A huge thanks to Dave Neufeld for being our tour guide through the Ancient Echos Grounds.  This place is one of Saskatchewan's hidden gems.
Our cooks did a great job of keeping our tummy's full -- hats off to our chef's and organizers of this event. Most of stayed in the Herschel Retreat House in Herschel.  You can even find this place in the Tourism Saskatchewan site.  Throughout the year it is booked for many different functions, such as artist little getaway, hunters & more.
Here are a few photos of our weekend at the Herschel Retreat House.  We were blessed with a clear sky to see the Milky Way plus we got a we bit of northern lights.


Come Join Us For A Dark Sky Weekend Photo Event

We, the Rosetown Photography Club, would love to invite you to come join us for a weekend of photographing the night sky with Colin Chatfield. Come book this weekend & learn learn how-to photograph night skies.  See information below, which  includes meals, lodging, times for tours, events and cost.  

(please copy & paste & fill in registration below)

Dark Sky Weekend 
Hershel, Saskatchewan
Friday, August 5  (after 4:00 pm)  –  Sunday, August 7, 2016 (noon)

The Rosetown Photography Club invites you to a 

weekend away from the city lights and WiFi at 

the Hershel Retreat House and Ancient Echoes 

Interpretive Centre in Hershel.

Hershel is a very
 small community, half an hour from Rosetown, nestled in an ancient river valley with strong connections to the First People’s culture in our area.

The $150.00/person registration includes: two night’s accommodation, two suppers, two breakfasts and one lunch, a guided tour through the Ancient Echoes landscape, entrance to the Museum, two sunsets, and two sunrises.  Colin Chatfield, of the Saskatchewan Aurora Hunters, has accepted our invitation to join us as a resource person.  Regardless of the weather, the weekend will proceed.  Colin has an excellent presentation to inform and entertain us!
The Club needs you to know several things about this weekend.  The Retreat House has bedrooms on the upper level and in the basement.  Beds will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.  It may be that you will have a comfy mattress for two nights rather than a bed.
The area around Hershel is fairly rugged and the tour of the Sacred Grounds involves quite a hike.  People are discouraged from entering the area without a guide and our tour will take place in the early evening.  We will end the tour at a spot for sunset and dark night shooting. Also, there are no bathrooms out in the tour area.
Rosetown Photography Club cannot guarantee your safety out in the hills.
Handy items to bring
  • a pillow and sleeping bag, a lawn chair, a flashlight, sunscreen, bug spray,          
  • your favorite  beverage (lots of fridge space to keep it cold),
  • your spirit of adventure         
  • and your need to photograph some incredibly clear night skies and remarkable sunrises and sunsets.

Dark Sky Weekend  ~  Rosetown Photography Club
Friday, August 5 – Sunday, August 7

Friday  5:00 – 7:00 supper is available
Find a spot facing the west for the sunset at 8:54pm
Bedtime is whenever you want to stop taking photos.

Saturday find a spot facing east sunrise at 5:42 am
8:00 – 9:30 breakfast
12:00 – 1:00 lunch
5:00 – 6:00 supper
During the day, out and about for photos, tour the Museum (First People and Dinosaurs are featured), naps, hot tub
6:15 – the tour of the Sacred Grounds will need to start at the Museum in vehicles as the entrance to the grounds is further down the road.  If you do not plan on staying up late again, you will need to drive your own way back to the Retreat.

Sunday a different east-facing spot as sunrise is at 5:45 am
8:00 - ? Breakfast /left-overs for lunch(?)

Register before July 27, 2016 
Mail to: Stan Hingston, Box 1177, Rosetown, SK S0L 2V0. For more information, phone Stan at (306) 882 – 2220 (wk) or (until July 5) phone Brenda Winny (306) 882- 4181.
Name (s):
Phone: ___________________ email:________________________
Accommodation requested: teepee: ___   camper spot: ____    a real bed: (limited number) ___   a comfy mattress ____
Cheque enclosed: ___ (Will not be cashed until numbers for weekend are confirmed. Payable to Rosetown Photography Club)
Your attendance will be confirmed by phone or by email.