Events

NOTICE

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all countries around the world.  In Canada, social distancing, limitations in the number of people that may gather, closure of public facilities and non-essential workplaces are leading to the cancellation of many events.  The calendar of events was prepared well before the pandemic hit Canada.  Please check with the event organizers to confirm if an event has been cancelled.  


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.....

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/ 

Winter 2020 Lineup


Tuesday, April 21st at 7:00pm

Cancelled. The Fight for History | Tim Cook

Tim Cook visits Waterloo to discuss how Canadians framed and reframed the Second World War experience over time. Just as the importance of Vimy rose, fell, and rose again over a century, the meaning of Canada’s Second World War followed a similar pattern.

By the end of the 20th century, Canada’s experience in the war was largely presented as a series of disasters. No other victorious nation underwent this reframing of the war, remaking victories into defeats. Cook will follow the story of how Canada has talked about the war in the past, how we tried to bury it, and how it was restored.  (text from https://canadianmilitaryhistory.ca/events-page/speaker-series/)

Friday & Saturday, May 8-9, all day

CANCELLED - 31st Annual Canadian Military History Colloquium

The organizers have cancelled the Military History Colloquium for 2020 due to COVID-19.  They do not intend to reschedule the event.  They invite all to join them next year on May 7-8, 2021.
see https://canadianmilitaryhistory.ca/events-page/annual-colloquium/ for details

 

Rescheduled due to COVID-19:  Friday, March 20 & Saturday, March 21, 2020 

 Friday September 18 & Saturday September 19, 2020

15th Annual Windsor Military Studies Conference

Major F.A. Tilson VC Armoury, 4007 Sandwich Street, Windsor, ON Canada

For more information, to view the program and to register visit https://www.facebook.com/WindsorMilitaryStudies/

 

 

 

 


 

Guelph Military Lecture Series

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

Military lectures are held at 7:00 pm to 8:30pm

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/ 

2020 Winter Lineup:

Thursday, March 12, 2020

"The Delisle Affair",  speaker: Dr. Wesley Work

A contemporary talk on a major Canadian spy case–the Delisle affair (2011)–involving a Canadian military officer who supplied secrets to the Russians for a four year period.


 

Cancelled due to COVID-19  Saturday, April 25, 2020      9:00 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.
For more information see:  https://omhshow.wixsite.com/omhshow or call Peter Blenkarn at (613) 256-1105 or email: pbmm_8@hotmail.com

CANCELLED due to COVID-19: Friday, May 8 & Saturday, May 9, 2020

31st Canadian Military History Colloquium

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

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

The 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 and will not be rescheduled.

The Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies, invite to next year's the 32nd  Canadian Military History Colloquium to be held at Wilfrid Laurier University from 7-8 May, 2021.

For more information, to view the program and to register visit: http://canadianmilitaryhistory.ca/events/annual-colloquium/

 

CANCELLED due to COVID-19: Saturday, June 13, 2020      10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The organizers invite you to next year's event in 2021

ON PARADE 2021

Canada's Largest Model Soldier Show

Humber College Lakeshore Campus
17 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive,  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.

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

CALENDAR of EVENTS

COMING EVENTS  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many events are being cancelled.  Please check with the respective event organizers on the status of their events.

Please contact the organization or person named to confirm location and times.

January 2020

11th                  Alberta Arms & Cartridge Collectors Association Show, Thorncliffe 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 )
11th                  Lower Canada Arms & Militaria Fair, Place Desaulniers, 1023 Taschereau Blvd. Longueuil, Quebec, 9:30AM to 3:00PM (450-445-5801 www.lca-canada.com )
12th                  Chilliwack HACS Arms Show, Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould St., Chilliwack, BC 9:00 am – 5:00pm, (further information contact Art Hoivik 604-858-8039)
18th, 19th          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 or angeline_joy2003@hotmail.com)

19th                           Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Bryan 289-837-4067)

25th                  Maritime Military Collectors Society, 8 Lornevale Rd, Great Village, NS, 9:00AM to 12:00noon (Walter 902-668-2725)
26th                  Western Gun & Militaria Collectors, Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis St., Woodstock, ON, 7:30AM to 2:00PM (Monica 905-679-8812)

February 2020

1st                    Oshawa Military Show, General Sikorski Hall, 1551 Stevenson Road N., Oshawa, ON, 8:30AM to 2:00PM www.oshawamilitaryshow.ca (Angela 416-427-8379 or info@oshawamilitaryshow.ca)
1st , 2nd             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)
2nd                   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 (Monica 905-679-8812)
9th                    Chilliwack HACS Arms Show, Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould St., Chilliwack, BC 9:00 am – 5:00pm, (further information contact Art Hoivik 604-858-8039)
9th                    Hamilton Military Collectors Society (HMCS), Marritt Hall, 630 Trinity Road, Jerseyville, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Marshall 289-700-6017)

16th                  Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Bryan 289-837-4067)

19th to 23rd      Show of Shows, Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville, Kentucky.  See www.sosovms.com for further information.
22nd, 23rd         Vegreville Gun Show, Social Centre, Vegreville, AB, Doors open 10:00am (Information call 780-632-4966)
29th, Mar 1st    Provost Gun Show, Provost Culture & Recreation Centre, 5113-43rd Street, Provost, AB, Doors open 10:00am (Information call 780-209-1627)
29th, Mar 1st    Yorkton Gun Show, Parkland Agri Pavilion, 455 Broadway West, Yorkton, SK (Further information call Eugene 306-783-6025 or educhnit@sasktel.net )

March 2020

1st                    Provost Gun Show, Provost Culture & Recreation Centre, 5113-43rd Street, Provost, AB, Doors open 10:00am (Information call 780-209-1627)
1st                    Yorkton Gun Show, Parkland Agri Pavilion, 455 Broadway West, Yorkton, SK (Further information call Eugene 306-783-6025 or educhnit@sasktel.net )
1st                    Belleville Fish & Game Club, 170 Elmwood Dr., Belleville, ON, 10:00AM to 2:00PM (613-771-1276 judyclaus@hotmail.com )
7th, 8th              Moose Jaw Gun Show, M.J. Convention Centre, 250 Thatcher Drive East,  Moose Jaw, SK (Don at 306-631-5047 or sswa@shaw.ca or Allen at aodyck@sasktel.net )
14th                  Lower Canada Arms & Militaria Fair Place Desaulniers, 1023 Taschereau Blvd. Longueuil, Quebec, 9:30AM to 3:00PM (450-445-5801 www.lca-canada.com )

15th                  Cancelled Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Bryan 289-837-4067)

21st, 22nd         Chilliwack Gun Show, Heritage Park – 44140 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack, BC, 9:00AM to 5:00PM each day (Gordon 604-747-4704 or Al 778-385-8489; http://www.hacsbc.ca)
22nd                 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 (Monica 905-679-8812)
28th                  Toronto Military Show, Etobicoke Olympium, 590 Rathburn Road, Toronto, ON, 8:30AM to 2:00PM www.torontomilitaryshow.com (Angela 416-427-8379 or cmhctoronto@hotmail.com)
29th                  Gun & Militaria Show & Sale - Sunova Centre, 48 Holland Road, West St. Paul, MB (formerly West St. Paul Rec Centre) 10:00am to 3:00pm.  (further information contact Jaime at 204-792-3735 or email mbmccoc@gmail.com)
29th                  Ontario Arms Fair, Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Rd, Markham, ON, 7:30AM to 1:00PM (Allan 416-579-4944)

April 2020

5th                    Chilliwack HACS Arms Show, Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould St., Chilliwack, BC 9:00 am – 5:00pm, (further information contact Art Hoivik 604-858-8039)
10th to 11th    Cancelled Military Collectors’ Club of Canada Annual Convention to be held in conjunction with the Alberta Arms & Cartridge Collectors show as listed below.  For further details contact Martin Urquhart 1-403-764-0348 or mccofc@shaw.ca)
10th to 11th      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, (Josie voicemail at 403-771-8348 or aacca.arms.show@gmail.com )
18th,19th          Perth Gun Show, Community Centre, 2 Beckwith Street East, Perth, ON, 9:00AM to 4:00PM each day (Charlene 905-623-1778)
18th, 19th           Dauphin Manitoba Gun & Hobby Show, Sat – 10:00 to 5:00; Sunday – 10:00 to 4:00.  304 Whitmore Ave (8th Ave Hall), Dauphin, MB (Victor 204-444-4690)
12th                  Hamilton Military Collectors Society (HMCS), Marritt Hall, 630 Trinity Road, Jerseyville, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Marshall 289-700-6017)

19th           Cancelled Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Bryan 289-837-4067)

25th                  Ottawa Military Heritage Show, Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa, ON, 8:30AM to 2:30PM (Peter 613-256-1105)

May 2020    

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)

17th                Cancelled Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Bryan 289-837-4067)

24th                  Trois-Rivieres Arms & Militaria Fair, 1760 Avenue Gilles-Villeneuve, Trois-Rivieres, QC, 9:30AM to 15:00 (Pierre Gagne 450-445-5801 & www.cr-lca-canada.com )
24th                  Chilliwack HACS Arms Show, Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould St., Chilliwack, BC 9:00 am – 5:00pm, (further information contact Art Hoivik 604-858-8039)
24th                  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 (Monica 905-679-8812)
30th                  Toronto Military Show, Etobicoke Olympium, 590 Rathburn Road, Toronto, ON, 8:30AM to 2:00PM www.torontomilitaryshow.com (Angela 416-427-8379 or cmhctoronto@hotmail.com)

June 2020

6th                    Great Merrickville Arms Collectors & Militaria Show, Merrickville Community Centre Main & Read Streets, Merrickville, ON, 8:00AM to 2:00PM (Colin 613-620-2457 colinzx750@hotmail.com )
14th                  Hamilton Military Collectors Society (HMCS), Marritt Hall, 630 Trinity Road, Jerseyville, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Marshall 289-700-6017)
14th                  Lachute Arms & Militaria Fair – Kevin Lowe–Pierre Page, 80 rue Hamford, Lachute, Quebec,9:30AM to 3:00PM (Contact Pierre Gagne 514-591-1835 www.lca-canada.com)
14th                  Chilliwack HACS Arms Show, Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould St., Chilliwack, BC 9:00 am – 5:00pm, (further information contact Art Hoivik 604-858-8039)

19th, 20th          Cancelled 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 289-837-4067)

28th                  Western Gun & Militaria Collectors, Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis St., Woodstock, ON, 7:30AM to 2:00PM (Monica 905-679-8812)

July 2020

5th                    Chilliwack HACS Arms Show, Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould St., Chilliwack, BC 9:00 am – 5:00pm, (further information contact Art Hoivik 604-858-8039)

August 2020

9th                    Chilliwack HACS Arms Show, Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould St., Chilliwack, BC 9:00 am – 5:00pm, (further information contact Art Hoivik 604-858-8039)
9th                    Hamilton Military Collectors Society (HMCS), Marritt Hall, 630 Trinity Road, Jerseyville, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Marshall 289-700-6017)
13th to 16th      Orders & Medals Society of America, Orlando, Florida, (www.omsa.org)
16th                  Western Gun & Militaria Collectors, Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis St., Woodstock, ON, 7:30AM to 2:00PM (Monica 905-679-8812)
22nd                 Oshawa Military Show, General Sikorski Hall, 1551 Stevenson Road N., Oshawa, ON, 8:30AM to 2:00PM www.oshawamilitaryshow.ca (Angela 416-427-8379 or info@oshawamilitaryshow.ca)
30th                  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 (Monica 905-679-8812)

September 2020

11th-13th          Orders & Medals Research Society – Marriott Bristol City Centre Hotel, Bristol, UK (www.omrs.org)
12th                  Toronto Military Show, Etobicoke Olympium, 590 Rathburn Road, Toronto, ON, 8:30AM to 2:00PM www.torontomilitaryshow.com (Angela 416-427-8379 or cmhctoronto@hotmail.com)
12th                  Lower Canada Arms & Militaria Fair Place Desaulniers, 1023 Taschereau Blvd. Longueuil, Quebec, 9:00AM to 3:00PM (450-445-5801 www.lca-canada.com )
16th to 20th      2019 MAX Show, York Expo Center, York, PA.  see www.sosovms.com for further details. Note:  This show is in a new city and location.

20th                  Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Bryan 289-837-4067)

20th                  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)
20th                  Chilliwack HACS Arms Show, Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould St., Chilliwack, BC 9:00 am – 5:00pm, (further information contact Jay 604-835-8864)
27th                  Belleville Fish & Game Club, 170 Elmwood Dr., Belleville, ON,  10:00AM to 2:00PM (613-771-1276)

October 2020

4th                    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 )
4th                    Bracebridge Gun Show, Bracebridge, ON, 7:30AM to 12:00Noon (Charlene 905-623-1778 for address and details)
11th                  Hamilton Military Collectors Society (HMCS), Marritt Hall, 630 Trinity Road, Jerseyville, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Marshall 289-700-6017)
17th                  Ottawa Military Heritage Show, Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa, ON, 8:30AM to 2:30PM (Peter 613-256-1105)

18th                  Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Bryan 289-837-4067)

18th                  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)
18th                  Chilliwack HACS Arms Show, Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould St., Chilliwack, BC 9:00 am – 5:00pm, (further information contact Jay 604-835-8864)
31st                  Oshawa Military Show, General Sikorski Hall, 1551 Stevenson Road N., Oshawa, ON, 8:30AM to 2:00PM www.oshawamilitaryshow.ca  (Angela 416-427-8379 or info@oshawamilitaryshow.ca)

November 2020

1st                    Western Gun & Militaria Collectors, Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis St., Woodstock, ON, 7:30AM to 2:00PM (Monica 905-679-8812)
7th                    Lower Canada Arms & Militaria Fair Place Desaulniers, 1023 Taschereau Blvd. Longueuil, Quebec, 9:00AM to 3:00PM (450-445-5801 www.lca-canada.com )
14th, 15th          Chilliwack HACS Arms Show, Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould St., Chilliwack, BC 9:00 am – 5:00pm, (further information contact Jay 604-835-8864)

15th                  Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Bryan 289-837-4067)

15th                  Ontario Arms Fair, Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Rd, Markham, ON, 7:30AM to 1:00PM (Allan 416-579-4944)

December 2020

5th                    Toronto Military Show, Etobicoke Olympium, 590 Rathburn Road, Toronto, ON, 8:30AM to 2:00PM www.torontomilitaryshow.com (Angela 416-427-8379 or cmhctoronto@hotmail.com)
6th                    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 (Monica 905-679-8812)
13th                  Hamilton Military Collectors Society (HMCS), Marritt Hall, 630 Trinity Road, Jerseyville, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Marshall 289-700-6017)
13th                  Chilliwack HACS Arms Show, Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould St., Chilliwack, BC 9:00 am – 5:00pm, (further information contact Jay 604-835-8864)
20th                  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.hacbc.ca
www.viaca.ca  

COBWFA - Central Ontario Branch Western Front Association

Meetings held at R.S. McLaughlin Armoury - Sergeants' Mess, 53 Simcoe St. North, Oshawa ON, Canada, L1G 4R9

Meet & Greet: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Call to Order 10:30 a.m.

Admission by Free or by Donation
For more information see: www.facebook.com/www.cobwfa.ca/
website: www.cobwfa.ca

2020 Speaker Series:

The Spring speaker series and meetings have been cancelled due to COVID-19.


 

 

 

 

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