IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Update: March 31, 2020
The CSMMI has Cancelled the June 19 & 20, 2020 Annual Show
The CSMMI has Cancelled the Sunday, May 17, 2020 Show
The CSMMI Executive today has decided to cancel the May 17th monthly show and the June 19 & 20, 2020 Annual 2-Day Show due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CSMMI is hopeful that it will host the Sept. Oct. and Nov. shows. We will reserve any decision to later in the year based on the information and advice received from public health officials at that time
All members and vendors that have pre-paid for a table for one of the cancelled shows, and/or prepaid their registration for the Annual Show will receive a refund. The CSMMI continues to advise its community to listen to the advice and guidelines by public health and government officials and practice social distancing, personal hygiene and self-isolation. We want everyone to remain safe, healthy and return to our events when it is safe to do so. Keep well.
Update: March 28, 2020
The CSMMI has Cancelled the Sunday, April 19, 2020 Show
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CSMMI has cancelled the April 19, 2020 monthly show. The CSMMI Executive is closely monitoring the evolving situation and will let our community know of any changes. The health and well-being of our community remains our top priority and we advise everyone to follow the recommendations and requirements of Public Health Organizations, the Government of Canada, and the Province of Ontario. Please practice hand washing, and comply with social distancing and self-isolation requirements.
On March 28, 2020: Based on the best advice of Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is issuing a new emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to prohibit organized public events and social gatherings of more than five people, effective immediately.
For more information see:
Province of Ontario: Ontario/coronavirus
City of Burlington: burlington.ca/en/your-city/corona-virus.asp
We thank everyone for their assistance as we all work through this challenge.
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.
See notice above of cancellations
Update: March 28, 2020
The March 15, April 19, & May 15, 2020 shows have been cancelled.
The June 19 & 20, 2020 Annual Show is cancelled. The CSMMI plans to host the next Annual Show in June 2021.
You Are Invited
The CSMMI typically hosts 8 monthly meetings and shows plus an annual 2-day show each year. These shows are open to the general public, as well as, members. You are welcome to join us.
Our 2020 dates have been published at the end of the previous year, however, the spread of the COVID-19 virus has caused us to cancel several events to protect the community. We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming shows when it is safe to do so. Please check back here or on our Facebook site for current information. Thank you.
2020 CSMMI Schedule
see all 2020 Meeting Dates
Download the CSMMI 2020, meeting-show flyer (pdf)
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March 31, 2020 - The April 19, May 15, June 19 & 20, 2020 shows are cancelled.
March 28, 2020 - The April 19, 2020 show is cancelled.
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.