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Manitoba Organization: Photographers’ Association of Western Canada

In 1909, a meeting of photographers was held in Winnipeg, during which it was agreed to form an association to be called the Photographers’ Association of Western Canada. The following officers were elected: W. W. Robson (Winnipeg, President), J. G. Banks (Kenora, Vice-President), C. M. Burk (Edmonton, Vice-President), Sidney E. Prest (Morden, Vice-President), Fred Ransdale (Moosomin, Vice-President), and A. L. Lee (Winnipeg, Secretary-Treasurer). Members of the executive committee included A. E. Gentzel (Winnipeg), G. W. Sparling (Portage la Prairie), P. M. Rowe (Saskatoon), Frank Gowen (Brandon), and R. T. McFadden (Winnipeg). The auditors were W. K. Ranton (Treherne) and G. S. Jenkins (Deloraine).

The following photographers were present at the meeting: Paul Denison (Indian Head, Saskatchewan), Frank Gowen (Brandon), S. Davidson (Brandon), G. B. Warburton (Wilkie, Saskatchewan), Douglas H. Gibson (Brandon), G. H. Llewellyn (Winnipeg), R. F. A. McFadden (Winnipeg), A. A. Gentzel (Winnipeg), W. W. Robson (Winnipeg), A. L. Lee (Winnipeg), Harold H. Tilley (Minnedosa), A. Silver (Dryden, Ontario), Albert Smith (Shoal Lake), N. J. Osborne (Boissevain), J. L. Edlunds (Claresholm, Alberta), C. M. Burk (Edmonton, Alberta), P. W. Rowe (Yorkton, Saskatchewan), G. W. Sparling (Portage la Prairie), James Paynter (Carberry), Edgar Smith (Glenboro), W. K. Ranton (Treherne), C. Jessup (Gladstone), Frederick Steele (Winnipeg), William Minns (Gladstone), A. J. Lawrence (Birtle), A. Schmidt (Winnipeg), Fred Ransdale (Moosomin, Saskatchewan); G. S. Jenkins (Deloraine), H. L. Jones (Elbow, Saskatchewan), J. W. Gibson (Winnipeg), A. J. Rawson (Dauphin), G. E. Durrant (Hartney), W. Jackson (Winnipeg), S. E. Prest (Morden), Frank W. Weekes (Virden), H. J. Strong (Winnipeg), J. G. Banks (Kenora, Ontario), and J. L. Hamilton (Weyburn, Saskatchewan).


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