St. Catharines & Area Aquarium Society

Next St. Catharines & Area Aquarium Society meeting is Monday at 7th  at 7:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM
at Seafarers & Teamsters Union Hall
70 St. David Street East, Thorold

May Program
This months program Peter Desouza
from the Hamilton Club will be speaking on line breeding of tropical fish. We will also
have our usual raffle draw and auction as well as jar show.


Pat’s Presidential Message

Welcome to you all. Our April program was a little bit
different for the club as we had three members (myself, Tom
Bridges and Ryan Koch) give mini demonstrations on fish egg
capture/fry rearing, spawning mop making. I hope the club
members found that enjoyable and a good learning
experience. We had another great turn out to our meeting
with almost 45 people in attendance. We had a large auction
as well with a lot of fish, plants and aquarium related
equipment. The CAOAC convention is coming up in Burlington
between May 17 and 21/18, with multiple shows, speakers and
auctions. Additional details can be found on the CAOAC website.
This month Peter Desouza from the Hamilton Club will be speaking on line breeding of
tropical fish. We will also have our usual raffle draw and auction as well as jar show.
Just a reminder that our club’s upcoming elections for the executive are in June. If you
would like to run for one of the executive positions (president, 1st and 2nd vice president, treasurer
or club secretary) or would like to nominate someone (with their permission, of course) please see
our new Elections Chairman (Jim Chalmers, thanks Jim for taking on this role).
We are also looking for someone to take on the roll of Program Chairperson. This person
would schedule the various monthly speakers (both internal and external) that we bring to the club.
If you have any questions on this roll or would like to take on this position, please see me or any
other member of the executive.
I hope to see you at the meeting on May 7, 2017 starting at 7:30 PM.
Thank you

Thanks from the kids at St. Catharines Child Care Centre where Tom Hillier has set up 5 tanks and fish donated by our club and from Big Al's Stoney creek.

We meet at the Seafarers and Teamsters Union at 70 St. David Street East in Thorold, Ontario.

Items that can be auctioned include aquatics (fish, snails, shrimp, etc...), aquatic plants, aquariums and aquarium supplies. 

    Please note that all plants and livestock must be healthy and all equipment must be in working order. 
  • If you would like to sell items, please be sure to arrive early in order to register and prepare your items. 
  • Sellers receive 70% of the auction profit while 30% will benefit the club. 

    For seller's sheets or auction information, click here 

Jar Show Information

Each meeting features a specific fish.  If you happen to have a healthy specimen in that category, please bring it for our jar show!  Winning entries receive a plaque and a ribbon each month.  The member with the most wins at the end of the year receives a trophy!  For more information about how to successfully show a fish, click here  

February Jar Show Data & January Results: For the February Jar Show, the feature category will be loaches and sharks. Every month is also open choice (this includes plants). Auction to follow.

The jar show categories for the balance of this season will be March (Swords, Platies, Mollies); April (Anabantids, including Gouramis and Bettas); May (Guppies); June (Corys and Catfish, including Plecos). Best of Luck!

January 2017 Jar Show Results

Fish of the Month – Plants 1. Ryan Koch – 6 points (Best in Show) 2. Shane Eaton – 5 points 3. Ernest Biktimirov – 4 points Open Class Senior 1. Shane Eaton – 6 points 2. Shane Eaton – 5 points *For each entry, the above members receive a ticket in the year-end filter draw

Dates & Jar Show Categories:

 Meeting Date/programFish Of The Month 


March  Swords, Platies, Mollies
AprilAnabantids, including Gouramis and Bettas 
JuneCorys and Catfish, including Plecos

Did You Know?

Interested in a Club Patch?  Get yours at the next meeting for only $6.50!  



to 70 Saint David Street E, Thorold, Ontario

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Upcoming C.A.O.A.C EVENTS: Shows,Meetings and Auctions

Our annual fundraiser auction for 2017 is October 29TH

Click for auction forms

Link to auction flyer

A section for sponsors is available on the links page.

Thanks to Member Ry Koch for the banner pic.


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