The strength of any organization resides in its members and being a member of the Durham Region Aquarium Society brings many benefits. Our Mission Statement as outlined in the DRAS Constitution, "the advancement and improvement of the aquarium hobby" is reflected in all the activities we undertake and all the events we hold.

From the knowledge gained from speakers at our monthly meetings, annual dinners and other special events, to the opportunity to acquire rare species of fish and aquatic plants at our monthly auction, annual auction and through trade with other members, to the unparalleled chance to learn from other experienced club members, to the ability to participate in programs wherein you can show mastery of fish breeding and aquatic horticulture... all of this and more are provided to our members.

Come to a meeting as our guest and experience some of what we have to offer, or contact our Membership Chair to join today...

Membership includes monthly meetings, a copy of our monthly newsletter Tank Talk, voting privileges, use of the club library, participation in our Annual Aquariama Expo and Auction, Breeders Award Program, Aquatic Horticultural Award Program, and other interesting events during the year.

Our club can also assist you in obtaining rare and/or exotic fish or aquatic plants that are not usually found in pet stores.


Monthly Meetings

Meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of each month (no meetings in July and August) and begin at 7:30pm.

Visitors are always welcome. For further information, contact Membership via the form on the Contact page!

Meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of each month (no meetings in July and August) and begin at 7:30pm.

Visitors are always welcome. For further information, contact Membership via the form on the Contact page!


Membership Fees

Junior (13-17)            -       $5.00/year
Single (18+)              -       $20.00/year
Family                      -       $25.00/year

Sponsor Benefits and Fees

Tier One  - $20.00/year
Official permission to post and reply briefly to sales posts on DRAS social media accounts, including the DRAS Facebook Group - $20.00
Tier Two  - $50.00/year
All benefits in Tier One, plus logo on the DRAS website. 


Documents & Forms