Convention – 2016 Recap

Our 2016 Convention was a Success!

Thanks to all who attended, the vendors, exhibitors and the staff of the Holiday Inn.


2016 CSMMI Convention Summary

Summary of the 2016 CSMMI Convention


Venue:  Burlington Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Centre,   3063 South Service Road, Burlington, ON    Friday June 17 & Saturday June 18, 2016

Another successful event.  Bourse featured  36 dealers on 79 tables.  Members exhibits on 6 display tables.

Special attraction: Jeffrey Hoare Military Auction generated a large turnout




President – Bryan Patterson (#953)

Secretary – Bill Alexander (#721)

Treasurer – Fred Tripp (#L464)



Harvey Mitchell Award       Fred Tripp (#L464)

Silver Medal   Andy Traverse (#1655)


Gold Badge of Honour

Bernard J. Keegan (#585)

Ken Keegan (#1603)

Colin Langridge ( (posthumous award) presented to his daughter Ann Langridge


Honourary Member   Cathy Tripp (#H001)

The CSMMI’s 1st honourary membership



1st place – Andy Traverse (#1655),

The Mahdist War (British Colonial War in late 19th Century Africa)


2nd place – Robert J. Haggerty (#1370)

The 160th and 169th Battalion and 109th Regiment


3rd place – Lt. Col (ret.) Bernard Nehring (#810)

O.T.C. – Officers’ Training Corps (Great Britain) and C.O.T.C. - Canadian Officers’ Training Corps



C.S.M.M.I. Annual Two-Day Show

Friday, June 17, 2016 (12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Saturday, June 18, 2016 (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Holiday Inn - Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre

3063 South Service Road, Burlington, Ontario, Canada


Featuring 36 dealers on 80+ tables, informative displays

annual general meeting, networking, advice

This year the annual convention featured a show of 36 dealers on 80+ tables from across Canada and the United States.  Vendors selling and trading Canadian & Foreign militaria.  Items include orders, decorations & medals, metal and cloth badges, buttons, insignia, books, uniforms, helmets, historical items, war relics, swords, daggers, bayonets, field equipment, prints, trench art, military toys and toy soldiers, and more.

Militaria identification and evaluation section was available to the public.  A chance to identify those military objects you have had around the house for years.

General Admission $10.00      CSMMI Members $8.00

Children under 16 free when accompanied by an adult     Free Parking