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.


 

Military Lectures

Thursday, January 18, 2018      7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Alexander Maavara 

First World War British Imperial Defence

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.
Admission by Donation

Upcoming Lectures:

 
Thursday, February 15, 2018 – Lyndsay Rosenthal presents   A Plague of Diseased Soldiers: Venereal Disease and the Canadian Expeditionary Force
Thursday, March 22, 2018 – Katrina Pasierbek presents Underground at Vimy: Remembering the Cave Carvers
For more information see: http://guelphmuseums.ca/events/category/events/ 

 
 

Friday & Saturday, May 4 & 5, 2018      8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

29th Canadian Military History Colliquium – Theme is 1918

Event Date: Friday & Saturday, May 4 & 5, 2018 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Event Location: Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo, Ontario

Keynote Speaker

Elizabeth Greenhalgh, University of New South Wales, Canberra, author of The French Army and the First World (2014), Foch in Command: The Forging of a First World War General (2011), and Victory Through Coalition: Britain and France during the First World War (2005).

for more info:  http://canadianmilitaryhistory.ca/events/annual-colloquium/
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Saturday, April 28, 2018      8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

“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
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

COMING EVENTS

Please contact the person named to confirm location and times.

January 2018

13th                          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)
20th,21st                  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)
21st                                 Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Tim 226-383-0695)
21st                          Ajax Antique Arms Association Show, Pickering Recreation Centre, 1867 Valley Farm Rd, Pickering, ON, 7:30AM to 12:00Noon (Charlene 905-623-1778)
27th                          Maritime Military Collectors Show, 8 Great Village – Lornevale Rd, Colchester, NS (Walter 902-668-2725)
28th                           Ontario Arms Fair, Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Rd, Markham, ON, 7:30AM to 1:00PM (Allan 416-579-4944)
28th                           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 2018

3rd 4th                       Lethbridge Gun Show, 3401 Parkside Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, (Information call 403-223-8004)
4th                             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,11th                   Assiniboia Gun Show, Conexus Hall, Assiniboia, SK, Saturday - 10:00AM to 5:00PM & Sunday – 10:00AM to 3:00PM (306-868-2037)
11th                           Hamilton Military Collectors Society (HMCS), Marritt Hall, 630 Trinity Road, Jerseyville, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Marshall 289-700-6017)
18th                           Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Tim 226-383-0695)
24th                           Toronto (East) Military Show, General Sikorski Hall, 1551 Stevenson Road N. Oshawa, ON, 8:30AM to 2:00PM (Angela 416-427-8379)

March 2018

3rd, 4th                     Edmonton Capital Region Gun Show, The Pavilion, 5100-41 Ave, Stoney Plain, AB, Saturday - 10:00AM to 4:00PM & Sunday – 10:00AM to 4:00PM (Darrren 780-473-3032 or email at edmgunshow@hotmail.com or John at 780-455-5036)
11th                          Ontario Arms Fair, Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Rd, Markham, ON, 7:30AM to 1:00PM (Allan 416-579-4944)
16th to 18th              Saskatoon Gun Club & Collectors Show at Prairieland Exhibition Park, 503 Ruth St., Saskatoon Saskatchewan, further information at www.10times.com/collectors-show
17th, 18th                 Chilliwack Gun Show, Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould St., Chilliwack, BC, 9:00AM to 3:00PM (Al 604-941-8489; http://www.hacsbc.ca)
18th                           Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Tim 226-383-0695)
18th                           Ajax Antique Arms Association Show, Pickering Recreation Centre, 1867 Valley Farm Rd, Pickering, ON, 7:30AM to 12:00Noon (Charlene 905-623-1778)
24th, 25th                  Lombardy Gun Show, Lombardy Agricultural Hall & Fairgrounds, 6 Kelly Rd, Lombardy, ON, 9:00AM to 4:00PM Saturday & 9:00AM to 3:00PM Sunday,  Free admission to all serving Military & Vets (Dave 613-880-9505 or davejguns@gmail.com)
24th, 25th                  Estevan Gun Show, Wylie Mitchell Building, Estevan, SK (Lionel 306-634-7129 or Kevin 306-634-1246)
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 (Monica 905-679-8812)
25th                           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)
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)

April 2018

7th, 8th                       Swift Current Gun Show, Stockade Building, Swift Current, SK (306-778-6864)
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), Marritt Hall, Trinity Road, Jerseyville, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Carrie 705-754-2081)
14th, 15th                  Grenville Fish & Game Club, 2596 Campbell Road North, Prescott, ON. (www.grenvillefishandgame.com 613-925-3408)
15th                           Western Gun & Militaria Collectors, Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis St., Woodstock, ON, 7:30AM to 2:00PM (Monica 905-679-8812)
15th                           Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Tim 226-383-0695)
21st, 22nd                 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)
21st , 22nd                    Kamloops Gun & Antique Show & Sale, McArthur Island Sports Centre, 12th Street South, Kamloops, BC , 9:00AM to 5:00PM (250-376-0055 or email kamloopsgunshow@ktsa.ca or www.ktsa.ca)
21st , 22nd                Perth Gun Show, Community Centre, 2 Beckwidth Street East, Perth, ON, 9:00AM to 4:00PM each day (Charlene 905-623-1778)
28th                          Ottawa Military Heritage Show, Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa, ON, 9:00AM to 3:00PM (Peter 613-256-1105)
28th, 29th                  Moose Jaw Gun Show, M.J. Convention Centre, Moose Jaw, SK (306-868-2037)
29th                           Ontario Arms Fair, Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Rd, Markham, ON, 7:30AM to 1:00PM (Allan 416-579-4944)

May 2018

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)
12th                           Toronto (East) Military Show, General Sikorski Hall, 1551 Stevenson Road N. Oshawa, ON, 8:30AM to 2:00PM (Angela 416-427-8379)
20th                           Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Tim 226-383-0695)
27th                           Ajax Antique Arms Association Show, Pickering Recreation Centre, 1867 Valley Farm Rd, Pickering, ON, 7:30AM to 12:00Noon (Charlene 905-623-1778)

June 2018

2nd                             Toronto (West) Military Show, Etobicoke Olympium, 590 Rathburn Road, Toronto, ON, 8:30AM to 2:00PM (Angela 416-427-8379)
3rd                              Western Gun & Militaria Collectors, Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis St., Woodstock, ON, 7:30AM to 2:00PM (Monica 905-679-8812)
9th                              Deseronto Gun Show, Desoronto Community Centre, 51 Mechanic St., Deseronto, ON, 9:00AM to 4:00PM, Free admission to all serving Military & Vets (Dave 613-880-9505 or davejguns@gmail.com)
10th                           Hamilton Military Collectors Society (HMCS), Marritt Hall, 630 Trinity Road, Jerseyville, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Marshall 289-700-6017)
10th                           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)
22nd, 23rd               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)
23rd                          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)

July 2018             

29th                           Ontario Arms Fair, Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Rd, Markham, ON, 7:30AM to 1:00PM (Allan 416-579-4944)

August 2018

4th                             Tweed Gun Show, Tweed Community Centre, 297 Saint Joseph St., Tweed, ON, 9:00AM to 4:00PM, Free admission to all serving Military & Vets (Dave 613-880-9505 or davejguns@gmail.com)
8th to 12th                 Orders & Medals Society of America (OMSA), Denver Colorado, (www.omsa.org)
12th                           Hamilton Military Collectors Society (HMCS), Marritt Hall, 630 Trinity Road, Jerseyville, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Marshall 289-700-6017)
17th, 18th                  Military Collectors’ Club of Canada (MCCofC) Annual Convention Show & Sale, Edmonton Inn, Edmonton, AB (Set-up on 17th, Show on 18th) (further details Doug at dstyles@shaw.ca)
26th                           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)
 
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

 

 

 

 

 

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