The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all countries around the world.  In Canada, limitations in the number of people that may gather, and closure of public facilities have lead to the adaptation and/or cancellation of many events.  In 2022, many locations have slowly re-opened and are returning to hosting in-person events.   Please check with the event organizers to confirm if an event is proceeding in-person or virtually, or has been cancelled.  
Many organisations have adapted to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic and are offering on-line seminars and lectures.  Some of these are presented below for your consideration

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.


On-Line event

Saturday, April 9, 2022    2:00 p.m. - 3:30p.m.

Of Torrent and Sponge: Field Marshal Kutuzov & Russian Strategy Against Napoleon in 1812

Alkexander Mikaberidze

Presented by History Symposium

In late June 1812, Napoleon led over half a million men into Russia in the crucial confrontation of the Napoleonic Wars; just six months later, the remnants of his army barely made it across the border. The direct result of the Russian victory was the start of the War of the German liberation and the complete overthrown of the French imperium in Europe.  Prof. Mikaberidze’s talk will examine Russian strategy against Napoleon during the 1812 campaign, tracing it through various iterations and with a particular focus on Field Marshal Mikhail Kutuzov who assumed command of the Russian forces in August 1812.

For more information see:

Guelph Military Lecture Series - online

April 14, 2022, 7:00pm ET

Military Lecture: Heritage, Meaning, and Remembering Well in 21st Century Canada

Interpreting John McCrae’s immortal poem, In Flanders Fields, as a call to action to remember is particularly prescient in our world today. But in the context of commemoration and remembrance of the world wars, what should holding the torch high look, and feel, like? Is there a good or preferred way to remember?

This presentation explores the idea of remembering well, both in the role played by various forms of war heritage—from sites, artefacts and art, to rituals and traditions of commemoration—and the meanings we construct from them. Our attention will involve considering the experience of visiting iconic Canadian sites such as Ypres, Vimy, and Normandy as well as lesser-known sites across Canada and elsewhere. Of particular interest to this interdisciplinary discussion is to explore concepts such as sense of place associated with sites of war memory, and the extent to which they are managed, as well as the significance of storytellers as guardians of remembrance.

For information see:
presented by Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk St., Guelph ON, Canada, N1H 4H8, 519-836-1221
Guelph Museums’ 2021-2022 military lecture series are offered online.    Military lectures are held at 7:00 pm to 8:00pmLecturers Offered in partnership with Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada


Saturday, April 23, 2022      8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

“Ottawa Military Heritage Show”  

Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2G 0C4
This is an in-person event. 
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.
For more information see: or or call Peter Blenkarn at (613) 256-1105 or email:

Headshot of Kevin Spooner.

May 6, 2022 - May 7, 2022

32nd Canadian Military History Colloquium

presented by Wilfrid Laurier University, Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada.

If permitted by university and public health officials, the 32nd Canadian Military History Colloquium will be held in-person at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The organizers understand that this may not be possible and have contingency plans for a hybrid or fully virtual event.


For more information, visit:


Sunday, June 12, 2022                    10 am to 4 pm


Canada's Largest Model Soldier Show

Branch 643 Royal Canadian Legion
110 Jutland Road Toronto (Etobicoke)

"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.

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With the re-opening plans by the respective provinces, many organizations are returning to in-person event in 2022.  Please check with the respective event organizers on the status of their events.
The Calendar of Events is being updated.

March 2022

20th                  Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00am to 11:30am (Bryan 289-837-4067)

April 2022

2nd                  Toronto Military Show, Etobicoke Olympium, 590 Rathburn Road, Toronto, ON, 8:30am to 1:30pm (info 416-427-8379 or

17th                  Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00am to 11:00am (Bryan 289-837-4067)

May 2022

15th                  Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00am to 11:30am (Bryan 289-837-4067)


June 2022

17th, 18th           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)

Please let us know if you know of any upcoming events and we will be sure to include them.

COBWFA - Central Ontario Branch Western Front Association

In-person meetings have been suspended due to COVIUD-19. When re-opened, they will take place at R.S. McLaughlin Armoury - Sergeants' Mess, 53 Simcoe St. North, Oshawa ON, Canada, L1G 4R9

Admission by Free or by Donation
For more information see:


Postponed to 2023.  Date to be announced

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







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