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.....

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/ 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017      7:00 p.m.

“Dunkirk” 

Terry Copp, Professor Emeritus

Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster hit Dunkirk arrived in Canadian theaters this summer, depicting the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force and Allied forces at Dunkirk in the spring of 1940. Terry spoke about the historical context of the battle and the consequences of the Dunkirk evacuation. 


Wednesday, October 18, 2017      7:00 p.m. 

“What stubborn-hearted virtues they disguised!” Canadian Conscripts at War – 1918” 

Colonel (Ret’d) Patrick M. Dennis, OMM, CD

In this the centenary of compulsory service in Canada, “Canadian conscripts at War” will provide an overview of the principal events leading up to this historic and controversial legislation, followed by a brief examination of the vital contribution made by conscripts during the Hundred Days. The subject has long been obscured by myth and by inaccurate or incomplete history. Many of these myths will be directly addressed in this presentation.


Wednesday, November 8, 2017      7:00 p.m. 

“Reinventing Canada’s Junior Officer Corps: From Passchendaele to Normandy 

Geoffrey Hayes

Geoffrey Hayes’ talk will explore the changing face of Canadian military leadership between the two world wars. What changed? What remained the same? Did the First World War bring an end to heroic leadership?


Wednesday, December 6, 2017      7:00 p.m. 

“The Human Cost of War: Soldiers and Psychiatrists in Korea, 1950-1953” 

Meghan Fitzpatrick

Historian and author Meghan Fitzpatrick investigates the human impact of the “forgotten war.” This talk will examine how the Commonwealth cared for the psychologically wounded in theatre and assess how successful doctors were in returning servicemen to duty. Based on her recently published book, Meghan will explore the challenges that veterans of politically unpopular or neglected conflicts like Korea face in accessing compensation and care. She will also reflect upon how the Korean War experience can inform contemporary policy and underline salutary lessons for the future.


 

Thursday, October 19, 2017      7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Military Lecture “Twin Legacies of War

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

The Twin Legacies of War: Indigenous Veterans, Colonialism and Political Activism, 1914-1939 presented by Eric Story. Offered in partnership with Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies.

Upcoming Lectures:

November 16, 2017 – Mike Bechthold, Bloody April: The Air Battle Over Vimy and Arras in 1917
January 18, 2018 – Alexander Maavara presents First World War British Imperial Defence
February 15, 2018 – Lyndsay Rosenthal presents A Plague of Diseased Soldiers: Venereal Disease and the Canadian Expeditionary Force
March 22, 2018 – Katrina Pasierbek presents Underground at Vimy: Remembering the Cave Carvers
Admission by Donation
For more information see: http://guelphmuseums.ca/events/category/events/ 

 
 

Saturday, October 22, 2017      8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

“Fall Ottawa Military Heritage Show 2017

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 (8:30 a.m.) $8;  Early Admission (7:30 a.m.) $20
Oct 12, 2017 Ottawa Military Show flyer
For more information see:  https://omhshow.wixsite.com/omhshow or call Peter Blenkarn at (613) 256-1105 or email: pbmm_8@hotmail.com

 
 

CALENDAR of EVENTS

 

 

 

Please contact the person named to confirm location and times.

January 2017

14th                      Alberta Arms & Cartridge Collectors Association Show, Thorncliffe Community Centre, 5600 Centre St. N. Calgary, AB (voicemail at 403-771-8348 or aacca.arms.show@gmail.com )
14,15th                 Regina Gun Show, Turvey Center, Regina, SK (306-868-2037)
15th                             Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Tim 226-383-0695)
21,22nd                 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)
 

February 2017

11,12th                    Assiniboia Gun Show, Conexus Hall, Assiniboia, SK (306-868-2037)
19th                          Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Tim 226-383-0695)
 

March 2017

11,12th                    Moose Jaw Gun Show, M.J. Convention Centre, Moose Jaw, SK (306-868-2037)
17 to 19th               Saskatoon Gun Club Collectors Show at Prairieland Exhibition Park, 503 Ruth St., Saskatoon Saskatchewan, further information at www.10times.com/collectors-show
19th                         Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Tim 226-383-0695)
25,26th                    Lombardy Gun Show, Lombardy Agricultural Hall & Fairgrounds, Lombardy, ON (Dave 613-880-9505)
25,26th                    Estevan Gun Show, Wylie Mitchell Building, Estevan, SK (306-868-2037)
 

April 2017

1,2nd                         Wild Rose Antique Collectors Society 42nd Annual Show & Sale, Edmonton Expo Centre, Halls G & H, 7515 – 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta , Saturday 9:00AM to 5:00PM, Sunday 10:00AM to 4:00PM (Show Chair at 1-780-479-1234 or tony_o@telus.net )
1,2nd                         Grenville Fish & Game Club, 2596 Campbell Road North, Prescott, ON. (www.grenvillefishandgame.com 613-925-3408)
1,2nd                         Swift Current Gun Show, Stockade Building, Swift Current, SK (306-868-2037)
 
14,15th                     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 )
14,15th                     MCCofC Annual Convention Show & Sale held in conjunction with the Calgary Gun Show on the same days as shown above.
16th                           Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Tim 226-383-0695)
22,23rd                     Kamloops Gun Show, McArthur Island Sports Centre – 12th Street South, Kamloops, BC, Saturday - 9:00AM to 5:00PM; Sunday 9:00Am to 3:00PM ( kamloopsgunshow@ktsa.ca or Ron at 250-319-0328)
 

May 2017

21st                            Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Tim 226-383-0695)
28th                           Ontario Arms Fair, Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Rd, Markham, ON, 7:30AM to 1:00PM (Allan 416-579-4944)
 

June 2017

3rd                              Toronto (West) Military Show, Etobicoke Olympium, 590 Rathburn Road, Toronto, ON, 8:30AM to 2:00PM (Angela 416-427-8379)
4th                              Western Gun & Militaria Collectors, Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis St., Woodstock, ON, 7:30AM to 2:00PM (Monica 905-679-8812)
11th                           Hamilton Military Collectors Society (HMCS), Marritt Hall, 630 Trinity Road, Jerseyville, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Marshall 289-700-6017)
11th                           Lachute Arms & Militaria Fair, Arena Kevin Lowe – Pierre Page, 80 rue Hamford, Lachute, Quebec, 9:00AM to 3:00PM (Pierre Gagne 514-591-1835 info@lca-canada.com)
23rd/24th                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 (Tim (226-383-0695)
25th                           Ajax Antique Arms Association Show, Pickering Recreation Centre, 1867 Valley Farm Rd, Pickering, ON, 7:30AM to 12:00Noon (Charlene 905-623-1778)
 

July 2017

23rd                           Ontario Arms Fair, Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Rd, Markham, ON, 7:30AM to 1:00PM (Allan 416-579-4944)
 

August 2017

5th                              Tweed Gun Show, 297 Saint Joseph Street, Tweed, ON, 9:00AM to 4:00PM (Dave 613-880-9505)
6th                              Hamilton Military Collectors Society (HMCS), Marritt Hall, 630 Trinity Road, Jerseyville, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Marshall 289-700-6017)
10th to 13th           Orders & Medals Society of America, Amway Grand hotel, 187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan, (www.omsa.org)
13th                           Western Gun & Militaria Collectors, Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis St., Woodstock, ON, 7:30AM to 2:00PM (Monica 905-679-8812)
27th                           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 2017

9th                              Lower Canada Arms & Militaria Fair Place Desaulniers, 1023 Taschereau Blvd. Longueuil, Quebec, 9:00AM to 3:00PM (450-445-5801 www.lca-canada.com )
10th                           Ajax Antique Arms Association show, Pickering Recreation Centre, 1867 Valley Farm Rd, Pickering, ON, 7:30AM to 12:00Noon (Charlene 905-623-1778)
16th                           Toronto (West) Military Show, Etobicoke Olympium, 590 Rathburn Road, Toronto, ON, 8:30AM to 2:00PM (Angela 416-427-8379)
15-17th                    Orders & Medals Research Society – Holiday Inn, Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK (www.omrs.org)
17th                           Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Tim 226-383-0695)
17th                           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)
17th                           Western Gun & Militaria Collectors, Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis St., Woodstock, ON, 7:30AM to 2:00PM (Monica 905-679-8812)
30th – Oct 1st             Ottawa Valley Button Show, Hampton Inn, 200 Coventry Road, Ottawa, ON, Saturday - 9:00AM to 5:00PM; Sunday – 10:00AM to 4:00PM
 

October 2017

8th                              Hamilton Military Collectors Society (HMCS), Merritt Hall, 630 Trinity Road, Jerseyville, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Marshall 289-700-6017)
14th                           Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment Militaria Show & Sale, Armoury, 220 Murray St., Peterborough, ON, 8:30AM to 2:00PM (Lt.Col. Clarke 1-705-749-3149 hclarke@peterborough.ca )
15th                           Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Tim 226-383-0695)
15th                           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)
22th                           Ottawa Military Heritage Show, Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa, ON, 9:00AM to 3:00PM (Peter 613-256-1105)
29th                           Ontario Arms Fair, Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Rd, Markham, ON, 7:30AM to 1:00PM (Allan 416-579-4944)
 

November 2017

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 )
5th                              Western Gun & Militaria Collectors, Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis St., Woodstock, ON, 7:30AM to 2:00PM (Monica 905-679-8812)
18th                           Toronto (East) Military Show, General Sikorski Hall, 1551 Stevenson Road N. Oshawa, ON, 8:30AM to 2:00PM (Angela 416-427-8379)
19th                           Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Tim 226-383-0695)
26th                           Ajax Antique Arms Association show, Pickering Recreation Centre, 1867 Valley Farm Rd, Pickering, ON, 7:30AM to 12:00Noon (Charlene 905-623-1778)
 

December 2017

3rd                              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)
10th                           Hamilton Military Collectors Society (HMCS), Merritt Hall, 630 Trinity Road, Jerseyville, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Marshall 289-700-6017)
17th                           Western Gun & Militaria Collectors, Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis St., Woodstock, ON, 7:30AM to 2:00PM (Monica 905-679-8812)
 
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

 


 

 

 

 

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