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Message from the Chair

WINTER 2020 | GALLERIE MAGAZINE | 4 “PICTURING THE FUTURE”

I had originally written this message March 1 st 2020. It was full of excitement for the upcoming Canadian Imaging which was to be held in Saskatoon April 23-25th.

COVID-19 jumped across borders and began to cause alarm here in Canada with the onslaught of cancelations and orders to stay home to help flatten the curve. The Board announced March 16 th that the conference will be postponed.

Louise Vessey, MPA, SPA PPOC National Chair

PPOC is family, a community; PPOC is much more than simply dues, education, good insurance prices. PPOC is its members, its people. We are all affected by this unprecedented situation and as I type this (March 20 th ) things are changing rapidly by the hour.

One thing I do know is that we need to stick together. To help one another through this crisis. With many photographers and their businesses struggling even more than usual, now is not the time to leave the community. Right now we are all in the same boat riding rough waves that are only going to get rougher. Eventually they will calm down and then we can reflect on the damage and perhaps the good things that have come out of this crisis. Together. Now is not the time to jump ship.

Your PPOC Board wants to find ways to help you and yes, keep you as members. We can do this together.

Although the current days are worrisome, I have no doubt that the future will be bright. I must also add that I have never felt more patriotic and happy to be a Canadian. Few countries have been left out of the wrath of COVID-19. I can’t think of any country I would rather be in at this moment than Canada. I can’t imagine not having my PPOC community by my side.

I’m so glad to ride the waves with you all.

Louise Vessey, MPA, SPA PPOC Chairwoman GALLERIE IS THE PREMIER MAGAZINE FOR PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ACROSS CANADA. EACH ISSUE FEATURES AWARD-WINNING IMAGES, EDITORIAL INFORMATION, TECHNICAL AND FEATURE ARTICLES, ADVERTISING, AND MEMBER SERVICES. ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE WELCOME TO VIEW THE DIGITAL VERSIONS ON OUR WEBSITE.

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EDITOR Bruce Allen Hendricks, F/PPOC, MPA p: 204-227-9447 e: editor@ppoc.ca

DESIGNER AND COMPUTER GRAPHICS Josée Talbot, CPA p: 418-881-3998 e: josee@talbotphotoart.ca