South West Branch News – Sept 2023

by Linda Earl
Vice President, South West Branch of MGS

Can you believe it – we are almost in September!! As I was driving home through southern Manitoba yesterday – many trees in the Pembina Valley are turning yellow – already!!

Wednesday, September 6th, 2023

Come and join us for our branch meeting being held at the Rotary Picnic Shelter at the Riverbank Discovery Center – from 7 – 9.  Please come prepared to share:

  • a potluck item
  • your success stories ( or challenges) in recent months

Remember to bring your lawn chair and personal dishes – and don’t forget something to drink.  In the case of inclement weather, an email will be sent out to cancel so Please check your emails before you leave home.

There are 2 shelters at the Riverbank Discovery Center — ours is the closest to the road in from Kirkcaldy Drive; it ends in a parking area.  For those unfamiliar, the entrance road is just west of Kirkcaldy School grounds – opposite of Patterson Drive.  The road is called Red Willow Trail but may not have a sign.

Monday, Sept 25, 2023 at 1:00 PM

Understanding your Old Photographs  (shared presentation with Southeast and Winnipeg Branch) by Stephen Gill, Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society (FRPS), Accredited Senior in Imaging in the Creative Industries (ASICI)

A Big Thank You to the program committee for the fall meeting schedule and the extra ‘Gems’ organized.


South West Branch 2023 Fall Programs





September 6



Organized by Program Committee


Riverbank Discovery Centre for picnic supper & sharing. Specific info will be sent out in August.


Sept. 25 (shared with SE & Wpg Branch) Stephen Gill  


“Understanding your old Photographs”



October 4


Bill Curtis


“DNA Explained”



October 11 afternoon


Organized by Program Committee DNA sharing: Share discoveries and questions. *need to register so we can book space

November 1


Dr. Kelly Saunders “The War in Ukraine”

December 6



Xmas gathering at Crocus Gardens Leisure Centre Pot luck and Christmas theme


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