3rd Annual Herschel Dark Sky Weekend

3rd Annual Herschel Dark Sky Weekend
Join the Rosetown Photography Club at Herschel, SK, for our third Dark Sky
Weekend, August 10-12, 2018.
A fee of $150 includes 5 meals, 2 nights’ accommodation, and fees for 
Ancient Echoes (www.ancientechoes.ca/) and the Coal Mine Ravine tour.
Our home away from home will be the lovely Herschel Retreat House
The tentative schedule (subject to weather):
  • Friday – begins with supper followed by sunset shoot 
  • Saturday – sunrise shoot, area photo shoots, Ancient Echoes, Coal Mine 
  • Ravine guided tour, night sky shoot 
  • Sunday – sunrise shoot, ends with breakfast
This year the weekend coincides closely with the peak of the Perseid Meteor
Register by email by July 15 to Brenda bwinny@sasktel.net or
 Stan sghingston@sasktel.net. Pay by cash or check on arrival. Indicate:  
  • Expected time of arrival & departure 
  • Any special dietary needs or physical disabilities  
  • Cell phone number

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 bwinny@sasktel.net or Stan sghingston@sasktel.net. 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 www.rosetown.ca). 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,   rosetownarts@gmail.com or
Stan Hingston 882-2220, Rosetown Natural Health, sghingston@sasktel.net

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.