St. Catharines & Area Aquarium Society
Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement: Meetings of the St. Catharines & Area Aquarium Society are held on the first Monday of each month, (new start time) 7.00p.m., at the Seafarers & Teamsters Union Hall, 70 St. Davids Rd. E. Thorold, Ont.

No meetings are held on Mondays that are holidays. Those meetings are held on the second Monday. There are no meetings during the months of July and August.

The Society, established in 1958, is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the task of promoting interest in the breeding, raising, maintenance and study of tropical fish, both at the beginner and advanced levels.

The St. Catharines & Area Aquarium Society is a charter member of the Canadian Association of Aquarium Clubs Inc. (CAOAC) . SCAAS is also a member of the Federation of American Aquarium Societies (FAAS). 

September Program
Monday September 10th. Frank Aguirre ( visited us and delivered the A fantastic informative presentation on “Plecos the L numbers”

Pleco is a group of fish that have been present in the background of the aquarium hobby since we all can
remember. Many times misunderstood, sometimes mysterious, this group is as diverse as any other type of
fresh water fish. Endemic only to South America, this sucker-mouth fish has invaded many waterways
around the world.
In the 1980's, the L list, where L stands for the genus Loricariidae, has become a generic way to classify this
immense group of fish. Join Frank Aguirre ( to explore what they are, where they live.


We are looking at making club t-shirts and are opening up a contest for all members to submit their drawings or graphic art for the t-shirt design.

All submissions need to be in by October 1st please send them to  

Exec committee will vote on a design and then present to members so pre-orders can be made so you make sure you get shirts in proper size. 

Good luck everyone,

Trish Fruck

2nd Vice President & Membership Chair 

Next St. Catharines & Area Aquarium Society meeting is Monday Oct 1st  at (new start time) 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM
at Seafarers & Teamsters Union Hall
70 St. David Street East, Thorold