Updated: March 26, 2020

CSMMI's Response to COVID-19

The City of Burlington and the Province of Ontario have declared States of Emergency.  The Government of Canada has closed the borders to international travellers.  As a result, public facilities are closed, the hotel industry is suffering, and people are required to observe and practice hand washing, social distancing and refrain from large gatherings.

The CSMMI and the Events Planning Committee are currently planning for multiple contingencies for the Annual 2-Day Show in June.  At the moment, the CSMMI will proceed with the Convention.  However, we are monitoring the situation closely and are staying up to date. We will continue to stay informed, research options and ensure we are taking steps to mitigate risks and are following the recommendations of public health organizations and Province of Ontario. Please know that we are evaluating the COVID-19 situation daily and will adjust based on additional feedback from our research and the direction of government and public health officials.
The April Monthly Show may be cancelled if the City of Burlington extends its facility closure.  Check back with this website for updates closer to the event. The Events Planning Committee is also looking into the possibility of rescheduling the Annual Show to later in the year.  Should the Annual Show eventually require cancellation, we will issue refunds on registration fees.

Update: March 13, 2020

The City of Burlington has announced the closing of its facilities that includes the Burlington Seniors Centre, for 3 weeks.  See announcement at

Update: March 12, 2020

The CSMMI Executive has Cancelled the Sunday, March 15, 2020 Show.

The CSMMI Executive is monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and are listening to the advice of both the City of Burlington and public health officials.  

At the moment, the CSMMI has not cancelled the April or May monthly meetings or our annual conference in June.  We are proceeding to hold these future events.  However, since our monthly meetings are held in a City of Burlington facility, we must comply with the decisions the City makes with respect to holding events.  Please check this website or the City of Burlington website for the most current announcements.  We will advise as soon as any new information is available.

As this is an evolving situation, we recommend that attendees make flexible travel arrangements which can be re-booked or cancelled as may be required. We will be reassessing the situation as the outbreak develops and will keep our community fully informed.  We thank everyone for their assistance as we all work through this challenge.

For more information read our blog.



Welcome to the CSMMI Website

The Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia is an organization open to all interested in pursuing the hobby of studying, collecting and trading military medals, badges and insignia.  In these pages, you will find information on up-coming events, shows and links to research sites, including past CSMMI Journals.

RCAF Tunic with Pilot's wings.  Ribbon bars: DFC, 1939-45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star & clasp, Defence Medal, CVSM, 1939-45 Medal & CD

Update: March 12, 2020

The March 15, 2020 show has been cancelled.

You Are Invited

The CSMMI hosts 8 monthly meetings and shows plus an annual 2-day show.  These shows are open to the general public, as well as, members.  You are welcome to join us.

Our 2020 dates have been confirmed and are now listed on our flyer and monthly shows page.  We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming shows.

2020 CSMMI Schedule now available

see all 2020 Meeting Dates

Download the CSMMI 2020, meeting-show flyer (pdf)




The Sunday March 15, 2020 show is cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

 Next Monthly Show & Meeting Date

Please join us at our next show on

Sunday, April 19, 2020

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Please join us at our.....

CSMMI 2020 Annual Militaria Show & Sale

June 19 & 20, 2020

Burlington Holiday Inn and Convention Centre

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Registration now open

Table rentals now open for rent.  Note: new policies in effect - CSMMI members in good standing have first option to rent up to 4 tables.  Any tables available on May 20, 2020 will be offered to non-members.

2020 CSMMI Annual Show flyer
2020 Annual Show web page
Registration and other show forms
Table Enquiries


Fabric of War, Canadian Army Cloth Insignia c1900-1970

Written and complied by Bill Alexander.  Published by Friesen Press 2019

Fabric of War is the essential reference for the history and development of Canadian shoulder titles, and a must have for collectors and historians of Canadian militaria.

Hard cover, 513 pages, on gloss paper. Over 1000 images and tables.  Full colour images capture the true colours of the insignia.

This definitive reference book is available now.  See the blog for more details and how you can obtain a copy.  Click here for more information.




What's New?

March 26, 2020 - See events and show pages for updates on cancellations due to COVID-19.

March 12, 2020 - The March 15, 2020 show is cancelled.

March 11, 2020 - Important announcement posted concerning the COVID-19 outbreak

March 2, 2020 - updated events page, added Fabric of War blog.

January 4, 2020 - Uploaded 2020 Calendar of Event.  See events page


CSMMI was Founded in 1965

The Canadian Society of Military Medals and Insignia (CSMMI) is a group of people who share an interest in researching, collecting, and preserving the military medals, orders, decorations, insignia, documents, and related military items for future generations.



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