Convention – 2022 Overview

After a Two Year Hiatus, the Two-Day Show Didn't Disappoint

The 2022 CSMMI Annual Convention  held on June 17 and 18th  at the Holiday Inn Convention site, in Burlington, Ontario Canada was a huge success.  After a two-year hiatus due to he lockdowns related to managing the COVID-19 pandemic, members, vendors and guests were eager to return to normal, meet with old friends and search for items to enhance their collections.  Attendance was up, vendors reported good business, and collectors provided praise for the event and even showcased some of their "finds" on the CSMMI Facebook pages.

We are pleased to provide a summary of the annual show, the Annual General Meeting and the award of the Harvey Mitchell Award to Bryan Patterson.


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

Friday, June 17, 2022 (12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Saturday, June 18, 2022 (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Holiday Inn - Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre

3063 South Service Road, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Featuring 39 dealers on 80 tables, informative displays

annual general meeting, networking, advice


click here to see the program and show forms

click here for information on renting a table

for hotel accommodation, see below on this page

Update:  All vendor tables have been filled.  All display tables have been assigned.

The annual Two-Day Show and Convention will feature a show of 39 dealers on 80 tables from across Canada and the United States. CSMMI members in good standing have priority for table rentals up to one month before the annual show.  On May 20th, any table space remaining will be rented to non-members on a first come first served basis.  Note: In 2020, new policies came into effect and table rentals are limited to a maximum of 4 tables per vendor.  Tables available only to 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 will be available to the public.  Here's a perfect  chance to identify those military objects you have had around the house for years.

General Admission: $10.00 for all attendees 16 years old and older

Youth under 16 years old free when accompanied by an adult

Free Parking


Photographs and/or video will be taken at ALL Annual Show events

By taking part in this event you grant the CSMMI, and the event organizers, full rights to use the images resulting from photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the groups’ aims.  This may include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online journals and publicity, website, social media, press releases and funding applications.

If you do not wish to be photographed, please inform an event organizer.  Thank you.


Images from our previous annual shows

Show floor with 34 dealers

1st Canadian Parachuter Battalion display

Andy & Bernard share a few stories

Top quality medals were on offer

One of the displays

Main entrance


Update- May 13, 2022

Due to circumstances beyond our control, there are no overnight rooms available at the Holiday Inn site. For attendees wishing to reserve accommodation, arrangements have been made with the Quality Hotel to host our group. Please indicate you are with the CSMMI if you are reserving a room. (The Quality Hotel is about 1.7 kilometers from the Holiday Inn site.)

Quality Hotel Burlington

950 Walkers Line, Burlington ON, L7N 2G2

Tel: 905-639-9290 ex.153 Fax: 905-639-6900

Email: Web-Site:

*Please reach out to Quality Inn to provide your credit card information.

When booking a room. ask for the CSMMI special discount rate

On June 17 and 18th, the event WILL BE HELD at the Holiday Inn Convention site, in the Halton Hall, as previously announced.


3063 South Service Rd.
Burlington, Ontario, L7N 3E9

Front Desk: (905) 639-4443
Toll Free: (888) 987-4888
Fax Line: (905) 333-4033

Holiday Inn exterior-main-entrance

Map to the Convention