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 have lead to the cancellation of many events. Please check with the event organizers to confirm if an event 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.
Virtual Speaker Series
presented by Wilfrid Laurier University, Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies.
Wednesday, November 3rd at 7:30pm ET
“We must see our men”: Canada’s Official First World War Photographs
Carla-Jean Stokes, Okanagan College
Wednesday, December 1st at 7:30pm ET
Give War a Chance: Are Peace-Building and Stabilization a Bust after Afghanistan?
Alistair Edgar, Wilfrid Laurier University & Balsillie School of International Affairs
Registration required for each event: visit https://canadianmilitaryhistory.ca/speakers/
For more information, visit: https://canadianmilitaryhistory.ca/speakers/
Guelph Military Lecture Series - online
2021 Fall Online Lineup:
November 18, 2021, 7:00- 8:00pm ET
The War Diaries of General David Watson
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 8:00pm
Lecturers Offered in partnership with Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS).
For more information see: http://guelphmuseums.ca/events/category/events/
Saturday, October 16, 2021 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
“Ottawa Military Heritage Show”
Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2G 0C4
This is an in-person event. COVID-19 protocols must be observed. See event organizer for details.
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: https://www.facebook.com/Ottawa-Military-Heritage-Show-1430069127282016/ or https://omhshow.wixsite.com/omhshow or call Peter Blenkarn at (613) 256-1105 or email: email@example.com
CANCELLED due to COVID-19:
Rescheduled for 2022. 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 https://www.facebook.com/WindsorMilitaryStudies/
CANCELLED due to COVID-19
The organizers invite you to next year's event in 2022
ON PARADE 2022
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
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many events have being cancelled in 2020-21. Some organizations are starting to re-open in late 2021. Please check with the respective event organizers on the status of their events.
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: www.facebook.com/www.cobwfa.ca/
The photos, logos and text used in these listings are the property of the respective organizations.