Events

As a convenience to our members and guests, The CSMMI provides this link of events organized by others.  You are advised to visit the organizer's website and/or call the respective organization to confirm the details of the event.  The CSMMI is not responsible for any errors, omissions or changes to the information provided.

See also the "Shows" pages for listings of recurring militaria shows and conventions.


 

Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS) presents.....

War, Trauma & Madness: Veterans of the British Raj

Amy Milne-Smith | Wilfrid Laurier University

Wednesday July 24th, 6:30 PM

Kitchener Public Library, 85 Queen St. N. Kitchener, ON. (Note event location)

 ***FREE SURFACE-LEVEL PARKING AFTER 6:00 PM***

Col. Alfred Kirke French served with distinction through the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and was involved in some of its most brutal and harrowing battles. After being transferred to Bermuda, he had a mental breakdown and spent the rest of his life in an asylum. Today we might wonder if he was suffering from some form of PTSD; but at the time, the idea of mental trauma was far from the minds of medical practitioners. French never spoke about his military experiences, and his doctors never asked. Doctors working at his asylum were far more interested in the attack of sunstroke he suffered in India than any emotional suffering he might have experienced. In this talk, Dr. Milne-Smith will investigate what happened to veterans serving in British India when their minds broke down. More specifically, she will interrogate how Victorian military officials and doctors understood the idea of trauma to soldiers’ bodies and minds.

Amy Milne-Smith is Associate Professor of History at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her recent works include “Work and Madness: Overworked Men and Fears of Degeneration, 1860s-1910s,” in the Journal of Victorian Culture and London Clubland: A Cultural History of Gender and Class in Late-Victorian Britain (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). This project is part of a new SSHRC-funded research project entitled “Before Shell Shock: Madness and Mental Health in the British Army, 1857-1914.”

For more information see: www.kpl.org

This event is part of the Laurier Military History Speaker Series - Spring 2019


 

CALENDAR of EVENTS

COMING EVENTS. (updated July 21, 2019)

Please contact the person named to confirm location and times.

January 2019

12th                          Alberta Arms & Cartridge Collectors Association Show, Thornecliffe Community Centre, 5600 Centre St. N. Calgary, AB, 10:00AM to 4:00PM (Josie voicemail at 403-771-8348 or aacca.arms.show@gmail.com)
12th                  Lower Canada Arms & Militaria Fair, Place Desaulniers, 1023 Taschereau Blvd. Longueuil, Quebec, 9:30AM to 3:00PM (450-445-5801 www.lca-canada.com)
13th                  Chilliwack HACS Arms Show, Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould St., Chilliwack, BC 9:00 am – 5:00pm, (further information contact Art Hoivik 604-795-1411). www.hacsbc.ca
19th, 20st                  Lloydminster Gun & Outdoor Show, Servus Sports Centre (Hwy 17 & 12th Street), Lloydminster, Saturday 10:00AM to 6:00PM. Sunday 10:00AM to 3:00PM (Angeline at 306-825-7653 or 780-214-2448)
20st                                 Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Bryan 226-837-4067) . Cancelled due to inclement weather.
26th                  Toronto (East) Military Show, General Sikorski Hall, 1551 Stevenson Road N. Oshawa, ON, 8:30AM to 2:00PM (Angela 416-427-8379)
27th                           Jeffrey Hoare Auctions Inc., 116 King Street West, Hamilton, ON viewing 8:30am to 11:00am and Auction starting at 11:00am (Wendy 519-473-7491 jhoare@jeffreyhoare.on.ca  or www.jeffreyhoare.on.ca )

 

February 2019

9th, 10th             Assiniboia Gun Show, Conexus Hall, 400 Centre St., Assiniboia, SK, Saturday - 10:00AM to 5:00PM & Sunday – 10:00AM to 3:00PM (306-868-2037)
10th                  Chilliwack HACS Arms Show, Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould St., Chilliwack, BC 9:00 am – 5:00pm, (further information contact Art Hoivik 604-795-1411). www.hacsbc.ca
17th                  Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Bryan 226-837-4067)
23rd, 24th           Vegreville Gun Show, Social Centre, Vegreville, AB, Doors open 10:00am (Information call 780-632-4966)
23rd, 24th          Yorkton Gun Show, Parkland Agri Pavilion, 455 Broadway West, Yorkton, SK (Further information call 306-783-6025)

March 2019

2nd, 3rd              Provost Gun Show, Provost Culture & Recreation Centre, 5113-43rdStreet, Provost, AB, Doors open 10:00am (Information call 780-209-1627)
3rd                    Belleville Fish & Game Club, 170 Elmwood Dr., Belleville, ON, 10:00AM to 2:00PM (613-771-1276 judyclaus@hotmail.com,
9th                    Lower Canada Arms & Militaria Fair, Place Desaulniers, 1023 Taschereau Blvd. Longueuil, Quebec, 9:30AM to 3:00PM (450-445-5801 www.lca-canada.com)
9th, 10th             Moose Jaw Gun Show, M.J. Convention Centre, 250 Thatcher Drive East,  Moose Jaw, SK (306-631-6601)
16th, 17th          Chilliwack Gun Show, Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould St., Chilliwack, BC, 9:00AM to 3:00PM (Al 604-941-8489; http://www.hacsbc.ca)
17th                  Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Bryan 226-837-4067)
30th                  Toronto (West) Military Show, Etobicoke Olympium, 590 Rathburn Road, Toronto, ON, 8:30AM to 2:00PM (Angela 416-427-8379)
30th, 31st           Alberta Arms & Cartridge Collectors Association Show, BMO Centre, Stampede Park, 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary, AB, Friday 9:30AM to 5:00PM, Saturday 9:30AM to 4:00PM, (voicemail at 403-771-8348 or aacca.arms.show@gmail.com)
31st                  Military Collectors’ Club of Canada (MB Chapter) Gun & Military Show, Sunova Centre, West St. Paul, 48 Holland road, Winnipeg, MB, 10:00AM to 3:00PM (John 204-669-0871)

April 2019

7th                    Chilliwack HACS Arms Show, Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould St., Chilliwack, BC 9:00 am – 5:00pm, (further information contact Art Hoivlk 604-795-1411). www.hacsbc.ca
13th,14th           Perth Gun Show, Community Centre, 2 Beckwith Street East, Perth, ON, 9:00AM to 4:00PM each day (Charlene 905-623-1778)
13th, 14th           Dauphin Manitoba Gun & Hobby Show, Sat – 10:00 to 5:00; Sunday – 10:00 to 4:00.  304 Whitmore Ave (8thAve Hall), Dauphin, MB(Victor 204-444-4690)
21st                  Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Bryan 226-837-4067)
27th                  Ottawa Military Heritage Show, Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa, ON, 9:00AM to 3:00PM (Peter 613-256-1105)

May 2019

4th                    Lower Canada Arms & Militaria Fair, Place Desaulniers, 1023 Taschereau Blvd. Longueuil, Quebec, 9:00AM to 3:00PM (450-445-5801 www.lca-canada.com)
19th                  Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Bryan 226-837-4067)
26th                  Chilliwack HACS Arms Show, Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould St., Chilliwack, BC 9:00 am – 5:00pm, (further information contact Art Hoivik 604-858-8039)

June 2019

1st                    Toronto (West) Military Show, Etobicoke Olympium, 590 Rathburn Road, Toronto, ON, 8:30AM to 2:00PM (Angela 416-427-8379)
16th                  Chilliwack HACS Arms Show, Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould St., Chilliwack, BC 9:00 am – 5:00pm, (further information contact Art Hoivik 604-795-1411). www.hacsbc.ca
21st, 22nd             Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Annual Convention, Show & Sale, Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre,  3063 South Service Road, Burlington, ON, Friday 12:00Noon to 5:00PM, Saturday 9:00AM to 4:00PM (Bryan 226-837-4067)
22nd                 Jeffrey Hoare Auctions Inc., Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre, 3063 South Service Road, Burlington, ON viewing 8:30am to 11:45am and Auction starting at 12:00noon (Wendy 519-473-7491 jhoare@jeffreyhoare.on.ca  or www.jeffreyhoare.on.ca)

 

July 2019 

7th                    Chilliwack HACS Arms Show, Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould St., Chilliwack, BC 9:00 am – 5:00pm, (further information contact Art Hoivik 604-795-1411). www.hacsbc.ca
28th                  Ontario Arms Fair, Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Rd, Markham, ON, 7:30AM to 1:00PM (Allan 416-579-4944)

August 2019

7th to 11th         Orders & Medals Society of America, Houston, Texas, (www.omsa.org)
11th                  Hamilton Military Collectors Society (HMCS), Ancaster Fairgrounds, Marritt Hall, 630 Trinity Road South, Jerseyville, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Marshall 289-700-6017)
11th                  Chilliwack HACS Arms Show, Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould St., Chilliwack, BC 9:00 am – 5:00pm, (further information contact Art Hoivik 604-795-1411). www.hacsbc.ca
25th                  Orangeville Gun & Militaria Show, Orangeville Fairgrounds, 2km East on Hockley Road, 3km North of Hwy 10 & Hwy 9 Junction, Orangeville, ON, 7:30AM to 1:00PM (Allan 416-579-4944)

September 2019

8th                    Ajax Antique Arms Association Show, Pickering Recreation Centre, 1867 Valley Farm Rd, Pickering, ON, 7:30AM to 12:00Noon (Charlene 905-623-1778)
14th                 Toronto (West) Military Show, Etobicoke Olympium, 590 Rathburn Road, Toronto, ON, 8:30AM to 2:00PM (Angela 416-427-8379)
14th                  Lower Canada Arms & Militaria Fair, Place Desaulniers, 1023 Taschereau Blvd. Longueuil, Quebec, 9:00AM to 3:00PM (450-445-5801 www.lca-canada.com)
15th                  Gun & Militaria Show & Sale - Sunova Centre, 48 Holland Road, (formerly West St. Paul Rec Centre) 10:00am to 3:00pm.  (further information contact Jaime at 204-792-3735 or email mbmccoc@gmail.com)
14-15th             Orders & Medals Research Society – Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham, UK (www.omrs.org)
15th                  Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Bryan 226-837-4067)
15th                 Jeffrey Hoare Auctions Inc., Ramada London, 817 Exeter Rd. London, ON viewing 8:30am to 11:45am and Auction starting at 12:00noon (Wendy 519-473-7491 jhoare@jeffreyhoare.on.ca  or www.jeffreyhoare.on.ca)
15th                  Military Collectors’ Club of Canada (MB Chapter) Gun & Military Show, Sunova Centre, West St. Paul, 48 Holland Road, Winnipeg, MB, 10:00AM to 3:00PM (further information contact Jaime at 204-792-3735 or email mbmccoc@gmail.com)
15th                  Western Gun & Militaria Collectors, Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis St., Woodstock, ON, 7:30AM to 2:00PM (Monica 905-679-8812)
18th to 22nd       2019 MAX Show, Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, PA. see www.sosovms.comfor further details.
22nd                 Bracebridge Gun Show, Bracebridge, ON, 7:30AM to 12:00Noon (Charlene 905-623-1778 for address and details)
22nd                Chilliwack HACS Arms Show, Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould St., Chilliwack, BC 9:00 am – 5:00pm, (further information contact Art Hoivik 604-795-1411). www.hacsbc.ca
28th                  Belleville Fish & Game Club, 170 Elmwood Dr., Belleville, ON, 10:00AM to 2:00PM (613-771-1276 judyclaus@hotmail.com,

October 2019

6th                   Lower Canada Arms & Militaria Fair  - La Grillade, 106 rue des Erables, Saint-Alphonese-de-Granby, Quebec, 9:30AM to 3:00PM (450-445-5801 www.granby-lca-canada.com)
13th                  Hamilton Military Collectors Society (HMCS), Ancaster Fairgrounds, Marritt Hall, 630 Trinity Road South, Jerseyville, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Marshall 289-700-6017)
19th                  Ottawa Military Heritage Show, Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa, ON, 8:30AM to 2:30PM (Peter 613-256-1105)
20th                  Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Bryan 226-837-4067)
20th                  Orangeville Gun & Militaria Show, Orangeville Fairgrounds, 2km East on Hockley Road, 3km North of Hwy 10 & Hwy 9 Junction, Orangeville, ON, 7:30AM to 1:00PM (Allan 416-579-4944)
20th                  Lyndhurst Gun & Militaria Show, Lyndhurst Outdoor Education Centre, 8:00AM to 2:00PM (John 613-928-2382 siderisjp@sympatico.ca)
20th                 Chilliwack HACS Arms Show, Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould St., Chilliwack, BC 9:00 am – 5:00pm, (further information contact Art Hoivik 604-795-1411). www.hacsbc.ca
26th                  Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment Militaria Show & Sale, Armoury, 220 Murray St., Peterborough, ON, 8:30AM to 2:00PM (Ian Kyle 1-705-745-6455 i.kyle321@nexicom.net)
26th                  Lombardy Gun & Militaria Show, Lombardy Fair Grounds, Lombardy, ON, 8:00AM to 2:00PM (John 613-928-2382 siderisjp@sympatico.ca)
27th                 Quebec Arms Collectors Society,  Complexe Capitale Helicoptere, 1688, rte de l’Aeroport, Quebec, QC, 9:00AM to 3:00PM (further information Carol 418-838-0032)

 

November 2019

2nd                   Toronto (East) Military Show, General Sikorski Hall, 1551 Stevenson Road N. Oshawa, ON, 8:30AM to 2:00PM (Angela 416-427-8379)
2nd                   Lower Canada Arms & Militaria Fair, Place Desaulniers, 1023 Taschereau Blvd. Longueuil, Quebec, 9:00AM to 3:00PM (450-445-5801 www.lca-canada.com)
3rd                    Western Gun & Militaria Collectors, Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis St., Woodstock, ON, 7:30AM to 2:00PM (Monica 905-679-8812)
16th,17th           Chilliwack HACS Arms Show, Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould St., Chilliwack, BC 9:00 am – 5:00pm, (further information contact Art Hoivik 604-795-1411). www.hacsbc.ca
17th                  Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Bryan 226-837-4067)
17th                  Ajax Antique Arms Association Show, Pickering Recreation Centre, 1867 Valley Farm Rd, Pickering, ON, 7:30AM to 12:00Noon (Charlene 905-623-1778)
24th                  Ontario Arms Fair, Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Rd, Markham, ON, 7:30AM to 1:00PM (Allan 416-579-4944)

December 2019

1st                    Orangeville Gun & Militaria Show, Orangeville Fairgrounds, 2km East on Hockley Road, 3km North of Hwy 10 & Hwy 9 Junction, Orangeville, ON, 7:30AM to 1:00PM (Allan 416-579-4944)
7th                    Toronto (West) Military Show, Etobicoke Olympium, 590 Rathburn Road, Toronto, ON, 8:30AM to 2:00PM (Angela 416-427-8379)
8th                    Hamilton Military Collectors Society (HMCS), Ancaster Fairgrounds, Marritt Hall, 630 Trinity Road South, Jerseyville, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Marshall 289-700-6017)
8th                    Chilliwack HACS Arms Show, Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould St., Chilliwack, BC 9:00 am – 5:00pm, (further information contact Art Hoivik 604-795-1411). www.hacsbc.ca
15th                  Western Gun & Militaria Collectors, Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis St., Woodstock, ON, 7:30AM to 2:00PM (Monica 905-679-8812)
Please let us know if you know of any upcoming events and we will be sure to include them.
Please visit the following websites for up to date information on Canadian Gun Shows that may not be listed above and when information becomes available.
www.guntradeshows.ca              
www.cssa-cila.org          
www.calgarygunshow.com
www.gunshowtrader.com          
www.ontariogunshows.com
www.viaca.ca  

Saturday, June 15, 2019      10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

ON PARADE 2019

Canada's Largest Model Soldier Show

Humber College Lakeshore Campus
3199 Lake Shore Boulevard West,  Toronto Ontario M8V 1K8

 

"On Parade" is the Ontario Model Soldier Society's annual public show and celebration of the hobby of model soldiers.  Thousands of model soldiers from many historical eras and countries will be on display - everything from small wargames figures to 1/6 scale figures and vehicles. The show will be in one large space with excellent lighting and we will be able to accomodate more vendors and displays.   Access and parking will be easier and we will have accommodations and food services on site.

click here for the On Parade 2019 postcard, July 15, 2019

for more info:  www.omss.ca/pages/annual_show.html 

Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4, 2019

30th Canadian Military History Colloquium

Wilfrid Laurier University, 75 University Ave. W. Waterloo, ON

Two-days of speakers, book sales, banquet and networking.

Keynote Speaker

Susan Grayzel, Utah State University, author of Gender and the Great War (2017), and At Home and Under Fire: Air Raids & Culture in Britain from the Great War to the Blitz (2012).

Hosted by the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies, the 30th Canadian Military History Colloquium will be held at Wilfrid Laurier University from 3-4 May, 2019.

The majority of events will take place in the Senate & Board Chamber and Paul Martin Centre. Both the Senate & Board Chamber and Paul Martin Centre are in the Dining Hall building, close to the main entrance of University Ave.

For more information, to view the program and to register visit: http://canadianmilitaryhistory.ca/events/annual-colloquium/
Note:  Early bird registration ends April 15, 2019.    Regular registration rates thereafter.

 

Saturday, April 27, 2019      8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

“Ottawa Military Heritage Show

Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2G 0C4


Medals, badges, insignia, swords, daggers, bayonets, uniforms, field equipment, helmets, war souvenirs, trench art, toy soldiers, inert 
ordnance, accessories/accoutrements, books, prints, etc.
Experts on-site to identify your treasures. "Free Appraisals"  No firearms or explosive devices.  Refreshments available.
General Admission (8:00 a.m.) $8;  Early Admission (7:30 a.m.) $20
Fall Show: Saturday, October 26, 2019 (to be confirmed)
For more information see:  https://omhshow.wixsite.com/omhshow or call Peter Blenkarn at (613) 256-1105 or email: pbmm_8@hotmail.com

Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS) presents.....

Laurier Military History Speaker Series

Wilfrid Laurier University, 232 King St. N. Waterloo, ON

The Laurier Military History Speaker Series is conducted as part of the LCMSDS’ mandate to make the latest scholarship in Canadian military history available in an accessible format to Canadians, and has been running for over two decades. The Series runs each Fall and Winter, featuring a total of six historians throughout the calendar year.  Events are hosted at 232 King St. N, Waterloo, ON. Admission is free and talks begin at 7:00pm.

For more information see:  http://canadianmilitaryhistory.ca/events/speaker-series/ 

Fall 2019 Lineup (not yet announced)


The winter 2019 program has ended.  The Fall 2019 program should be announced and posted in early September 2019.


 

Guelph Military Lecture Series

Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk St., Guelph ON, Canada, N1H 4H8, 519-836-1221

Lecturers Offered in partnership with Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS).
Admission by Donation
For more information see: http://guelphmuseums.ca/events/category/events/ 

2019 Winter Lineup:

The Winter 2019 program has ended.  The Fall 2019 program should be announced and posted in September 2019.


 

 

 

 

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