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Club Directory
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British Columbia Lapidary Society

ABBOTSFORD ROCK & GEM CLUB
Meetings held 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7PM;
Kariton House
Abbotsford Arts Council Building
2387 - Ware Avenue
Abbotsford, BC
Mailing Address:
2044 Oakridge Crescent
Abbotsford, BC V2T 6A9
Club Contact:
Michelle Zaleski 604-833-4864
Email: Abbotsford Rock & Gem Club
Visit the club at:Abbotsford Rock & Gem Club

ALBERNI VALLEY ROCK & GEM CLUB
Meetings held 1st Sunday of the month at 7PM;
Cherry Creek Community Hall
Moore Road
Port Alberni, BC
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1291, Postal Station "A"
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M2
Club Contact:
Dot or Dave West 250-723-0281
Email: Dave West

B.C. FACETERS GUILD
Meetings held 2nd Saturday every month (except July & August) 9am-12pm:
Hastings Community Centre
3096 E Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
Mailing Address:
1768 Arborlynn Drive
North Vancouver, BC V7J 2V8
Club Contact:
Rob Giesbrecht 604-820-8557
Email: Rob Giesbrecht

BURNABY LAPHOUNDS CLUB
Meetings held 2nd Tuesday every month 8pm;
Bonsor Recreation Center
6550 - Bonsor Avenue
Burnaby, BC
Mailing Address:
3051 Aires Place
Burnaby, BC V3J 7G1
Club Contact:
Nancy Dickson 604-444-4464
Email: Nancy Dickson

COURTENAY GEM & MINERAL CLUB
Meetings held 3rd Tuesday every month (except July & August) at 7.00pm;
Tsolum Building, Lewis Park
Courtenay, BC
Mailing Address:
2616 Mabley Road
Courtenay, BC V9N 9K2

Club Contacts:
Russell/Lori Ball 250-703-3444
Email: Russell or Lori

COWICHAN VALLEY ROCKHOUNDS
Meetings held 3rd Monday of most months (check ahead to be sure) at 7pm;
Duncan Flying Club
Duncan, BC
Mailing Address:
PO Box 232
Duncan, BC V9L 2X1
Club Contact:
Judy Moss 250-743-3383
Email: Judy Moss

CREATIVE JEWELLERS GUILD of B.C.
Meetings held 3rd Sunday of most months at 1:00pm
(Check website for meeting dates)
Meeting Location:
Richmond Cultural Centre
Lapidary/Silversmithing Studio (2nd Floor)
7700 - Minoru Gate, Richmond, B.C.
Mailing Address:
7700 - Minoru Gate
Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9
Visit the club at: Creative Jewellers Guild of BC

CRESTON VALLEY PROSPECTORS & LAPIDARY CLUB
Meetings held 1st Thursday every month 7pm;
Creston Chamber of Commerce Building
121 Northwest Boulevard
Creston, BC
Mailing Address:
1438 Lepitzki Road
Arrow Creek, BC V0B 1G9
Club Contact:
Eric Kutzner 250-428-5061
Email: Eric Kutzner

DELTA ROCKHOUNDS GEM & MINERAL CLUB
Meetings held 3rd Monday every month At 7:30pm;
South Delta Recreation Centre
1720 - 56th Street
Delta, BC
Mailing Address:
5457 - 4A Avenue
Delta, BC V4M 1H6
Club Contact:
Mary Cool 604-943-5518
Email: Mary Cool

1120 ROCK CLUB
Meetings held last Tuesday every month at 7:30pm;
IOOF Hall
2597 - Richter Street
Kelowna, BC
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 42015 R.P.O North
Lake Country, BC V4V 1Z8
Club Contact:
David Barclay 250-766-4353
Email: David Barclay

FRASER VALLEY ROCK & GEM CLUB
Meetings held 2nd Friday every month at 7:30pm;
Old Age Pensioners Hall
3015 - 273rd Street
Aldergrove, BC
Mailing Address:
109, 22015-48 Avenue
Langley, BC V3A 8L3
Club Contact:
Karen Archibald 604-532-8734 or cell 778-848-3242
Email: Karen Archibald

GOLDEN ROCK & FOSSIL CLUB
Meetings held 2nd Wednesday every month at 7:30pm;
Members Homes
Mailing Address:
Box 2542
Golden, BC V0A 1H0
Club Contact:
Stan Walker 250-344-2108
Email: Golden Rock & Fossil Club

HASTINGS CENTRE ROCKHOUNDS
Meetings held 4th Thursday every month (except Jul. Aug.& Dec.) at 7:30pm;
Hastings Community Centre
3096 - E Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
Mailing Address:
3096 Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V5K 2A3
Club Contact:
Michael Edwards 604-987-1471
Email: Michael Edwards

HIGH COUNTRY ROCKHOUND CLUB
Meetings held the last Sunday every month at 1:00 pm;
88 Apex Drive
Logan Lake, BC
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1182
Logan Lake, BC V0K 1W0
Club Contact:
Jan Kohar 250-523-9532
Email: Jan Kohar

INTERLAKES ROCKHOUNDERS
Meetings; 1st Tuesday every month at 7:00pm;
Lone Butte, BC
Mailing Address:
Box 1626
100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0
Club Contact:
Garry Babcock 250-395-2772
Email: Gary Babcock

KOKANEE ROCK CLUB
Meetings; last Tuesday every month (except Jan. & Feb.) July & August are tailgate meetings during field trips.
Time:7:30pm;
Location: Chamber of Mines
215 Hall Street
Nelson, B.C.
Mailing Address:
Kokanee Rock Club
Site 13, RR1, Comp2
Crescent Valley, BC V0G 1H0
Club Contact:
Bob Lerch 250-226-7556
Email: Kokanee Rock Club
Visit the club at:Kokanee Rock Club

LAKES DISTRICT ROCK & GEM CLUB
Meetings; 1st Thursday every month (except Jul., Aug., Sept. & Jan.) at 7:00pm;
Rm. 6, Lakes District Secondary School, Rm. 6
Burns Lake, BC
Mailing Address:
c/o Helen Brown
Box 731
Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0
Club Contact: Helen Brown 250-692-7458
Email: Helen Brown

MAPLE RIDGE LAPIDARY CLUB
Meetings held 1st Thursday every month at 7:30pm;
Club Workshop
23750 - Fern Crescent
Maple Ridge, BC
Mailing Address:
23750 - Fern Crescent
Maple Ridge, BC V4R 2S9
Club Contact: Carol Kostachuk 604-463-9225
Email: Maple Ridge Lapidary Club
Visit the club at: Maple Ridge Lapidary Club

Club Activities: The Maple Ridge Lapidary Club was formed in 1958. Tuesday evenings there is silversmith and jewelry making. Wednesday evenings is stone carving. The club building is open for all members and visitors on Friday evenings. There are ongoing projects for Jewelry design & fabrication, polymer clay and precious metal clay beads and jewelry pieces, silversmithing, enameling, lost wax & other casting methods, metal etching, lampwork (glass) bead, gemston faceting, gemstone cabochons, stone carving and mixed media sculptures. Fields trips are offered. The Maple Ridge Lapidary Club hosts a Gem show in the month of February.

PARKSVILLE & DISTRICT ROCK & GEM CLUB
Meetings held 1st Tuesday each month at 7pm;
Red Cedars Room, Community Centre
132 E Jensen Avenue
Parksville, BC
Mailing Address:
PO Box 812
Parksville, BC V9P 2G8
Club Contact:
Marion Barclay 250-248-6177
Email: Parksville & District Rock & Gem Club

PENTICTON GEOLOGY & LAPIDARY CLUB
Meetings held 1st Wednesday each month at 7:30pm;
Leir House
220 Manor Park Avenue
Penticton, BC
Mailing Address:
173 Porcupine Place
Oliver, BC V0H 1T8
Email: Penticton Geology & Lapidary Club
http://pentictongeologyandlapidary.blogspot.ca/

PORT MOODY ROCK & GEM CLUB
Meetings held the last Thursday each month at 7:30pm;
Port Moody Arts Centre
2425 - St. John Street
Port Moody, BC
Mailing Address:
c/o Kyle Centre
125 Kyle Street
Port Moody, BC V3H 2N6
Club Contact:
Lisa Elser 778-996-5620
Email: Port Moody Rock & Gem Club

POWELL RIVER LAPIDARY CLUB
Meetings held 2nd Wednesday each month (except July) at 7:30pm;
4556 Manson Avenue
Powell River, BC
Mailing Address:
2544 Dixon Road
Powell River, BC V8A 5C1
Club Contact:
Cindy Newport 604-487-0444
Email: Cindy Newport

PRINCETON ROCK AND FOSSIL CLUB
Meetings held 3rd Tuesday each month (except July & August) at 7:00 pm;
Riverside Center, Arts Council Room
148 Old Hedley Road, Princeton BC
Mailing Address:
c/o Arts Council
PO Box 1884
Princeton BC V0X 1W0

Club Contact:
Franz Hofer 250-295-3896
Email: Franz Hofer

RAFT RIVER ROCKHOUNDS
Meetings held 3rd Thursday each month (except July & August) at 7 pm;
Industrial Lot Hwy 5 West
Clearwater, BC
Mailing Address:
1030 Bohill Place
Clearwater, BC V0E 1N1
Club Contact:
Fay McCracken 250-674-2700
Email: Fay McCracken

RICHMOND GEM & MINERAL CLUB
Meetings held 1st Friday each month (except July) at 6:45pm;
The May 2012 meeting will be Tuesday, May 1 at 6:45pm;
Richmond Cultural Centre
7700 - Minoru Gate
Richmond, BC
Mailing Address:
Richmond Cultural Centre
7700 - Minoru Gate
Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9
Club Contacts:
Eric kemp 604-278-5141
Darlene Howe 604-274-4893
Email: Darlene Howe
Visit the club at: Richmond Gem & Mineral Club

RIPPLE ROCK GEM & MINERAL CLUB
Meetings held 2nd Friday each month (except Jul. & Aug.) at 7:30pm;
Campbell River Community Centre
401 - 11 Avenue
Campbell River, BC
Mailing Address:
PO Box 6, Stn. A,
Campbell River, BC V9W 4Z9
Club Contact:
Gord Burkholder 250-923-1740
Email: Gord Burkholder
Visit the club at: Ripple Rock Gem & Mineral Club

Club Activities:  We have a workshop with arbors, genies, polishing wheels, slab saw, and trim saw as well as a drill press.  There are many trips throughout the year.   A member offers wire wrapping courses.  An introductory cabochon class, which includes shop safety and maintenance, is offered.  We have a workshop on soapstone carving. We host a show in June.


SELKIRK ROCK & MINERAL CLUB
Meetings held 2nd Tuesday each month at 7:30pm;
Members homes
Mailing Address:
PO Box 255
Montrose, BC V0G 1P0
Club Contact:
Maureen Krohma 250-367-9605
Email: Maureen Krohman

Club Activities:  Our main focus is to enjoy the outdoors, collect rocks, minerals and fossils. Our Club hosts weekend trips and week long trips to other interesting localities in BC and Alberta. A club member is a Geologist who teaches other members about geological facts in our area. We are involved in the Canadian Rock and Gem Show hosted in Castlegar each summer. Our area is rich in old mines and interesting geological sites. We collect specimens for teaching in the local elementary schools. We provide displays for local community events.


SHUSWAP ROCK CLUB
Meetings held 1st Tuesday each month at 7:30pm;
Toad Hall
Trans Canada Hwy
Sorrento, BC
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 235
Sorrento, BC V0E 2W0
Club Contact:
Pat Boden 250-675-2849
Email: Shuswap Rock Club

Club Activities: The Shuswap Rock Club has an equipped workroom with grinding and polishing wheels, buffers, flat laps, vertical sander, two slab saws, two trim saws and a facetting machine. There are also silversmithing tools and a supply of silver and other materials on hand for club members to purchase. The Club teaches cabochon, wire wrapping, chain maille, quartz capping, precious metal clay and silversmithing. The Club upon request will teach facetting and beading. Fields trips are offered. The Shuswap Rock Club hosts a Gem Show in the month of July.

SPRUCE CITY ROCK & GEM CLUB
Meetings held 1st Saturday each month (except Jul. & Aug.) at 10 am;
8554 - North Nechako Road
Prince George, BC
Mailing Address:
8554 - North Nechako Road
Prince George, BC V2K 4Z7
Club Contact:
Russ Davis 250-564-8556
Email: Russ Davis

SURREY ROCKHOUND CLUB
Meetings held 4th Wednesday each month at 7:30pm;
St Luke's Parish Mall
10177 - 148th Street
Surrey, BC
Mailing Address:
Box 614 - 7360 137 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3W 1A3
Club Contact:
De Morgan 604-599-6938
Email: De Morgan

THOMPSON VALLEY ROCK CLUB
Meetings held 1st Monday each month (except Jul. & Aug.) at 7pm;
Parkview Activity Centre
500 MacDonald Avenue
Kamloops, BC
Mailing Address:
#2 – 1655 Ord Rd.,
Kamloops. BC V2B 7V6
Club Contact:
Bruce Cassidy 250-457-3778
Email: tvrckamloops@gmail.com

Visit the Club at: Thompson Valley Rock Club

Club Activities:  We have a workshop where we teach wire wrapping, faceting, cabochons: cutting, polishing, grinding.  There are field trips twic a month commencing April through Summer.  A few club members will share their knowledge on silversmithing upon request.

VERNON LAPIDARY & MINERAL CLUB
Meetings held 2nd Wednesday each month at 7:30pm;
Vernon Science Centre
2704A Highway #6
Vernon, BC
Mailing Address:
2704A Highway #6
Vernon, BC V1T 5G5
Club Contact:
Pat O'Brien 250-545-1274
Email: Pat O'Brien
Visit the club at: Vernon Lapidary & Mineral Club

VICTORIA LAPIDARY & MINERAL SOCIETY
Meetings held 1st Monday each month (except Jul. & Aug.) at 7:30pm;
Burnside Bowling Club
274 - Hampton Street
Victoria, BC
Mailing Address:
PO Box 5114, Stn B
Victoria, BC V8R 6N3
Club Contact: Cameron Speedie 250-385-0597
Email: Patrick Lydon
Visit the club at: Victoria Lapidary & Mineral Society

Club Activities:  We welcome anyone to our club with an interest or hobby in rocks, minerals, crystals, lapidary arts or earth sciences. Our membership consists of approximately 100 individuals from all walks of life ranging in age from eight years old to seasoned veteran.   We have a rock shop.  Field trips are planned and attempted (weather permitting) on a monthly basis and we are progressing towards doing combined trips with other local rock clubs. We have been active with elementary schools for education on rock identification and other geological ‘interesting stuff’.   We teach silversmithing,  wire wrapping, cabochons, Precious Metal Clay and Opal cutting.  Mid March we hold our annual 'Rock and Gem Show' which is very successful.  The club holds an auction every year of used equipment and lapidary material, and for other months, at the end of our club meeting, a program is provided.

 

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