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

Webinar Series on zoom

The Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies is excited to announce its first ever Laurier Military History Webinar Series via Zoom! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person lectures have been postponed indefinitely. The Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies has been providing a platform for the newest scholarship in the study of war and society in history for over twenty-five years and will continue to do so––albeit in a different way. Welcome back!

Registration is FREE for all of their webinars. Please ensure that you register for the correct webinar by clicking on the registration link beside the speaker you wish to see. Once you register, you will receive an e-mail containing a link to the webinar. All webinars begin at 7pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) and are approximately 1 hour in length.

For more information and to register visit: https://canadianmilitaryhistory.ca/webinar/ 

FALL 2020 Webinar Series

September 9, 2020 at 7:00pm (EDT)

Tim Cook speaks about "The Fight for History"

 

October 21, 2020 at 7:00pm (EDT)

David O'Keefe speaks about "Seven Days in Hell"

 

November 11, 2020 at 7:00pm (EDT)

Alex Souchen speaks about "The Surprising History of War Junk"


 

Guelph Military Lecture Series

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

Guelph Museums’ 2020-2021 military lecture series is going digital! 

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/ 

2020 Fall Digital Lineup:

September 24, 2020

The Fight for History: 75 Years of Forgetting, Remembering and Remaking Canada’s Second World War


 

Saturday, October 17, 2020      9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Information has not been received about the status of the Fall event.  Due to COVID-19, check with event organizer on their Fall programming.

“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, March 20 & Saturday, March 21, 2020 

Rescheduled for 2021.  Date to be announced

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/

 

 

 

 


 

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  revised August 23, 2020

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.

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      Cancelled Orders & Medals Society of America, Orlando, Florida, (www.omsa.org)
16th                  Cancelled Western Gun & Militaria Collectors, Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis St., Woodstock, ON, 7:30AM to 2:00PM (Monica 905-679-8812)
22nd                 Cancelled Oshawa Military Show, General Sikorski Hall, 1551 Stevenson Road N., Oshawa, ON, 8:30AM to 2:00PM www.toronbtomilitaryshow.com  (Angela 416-427-8379 or cmhctoronto@hotmail.com)
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       Cancelled   Orders & Medals Research Society – Marriott Bristol City Centre Hotel, Bristol, UK (www.omrs.org)
12th                  Cancelled. 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    Cancelled  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                  Cancelled Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI) Show & Sale, 2285 New Street, Burlington, ON, 8:00AM to 12:00Noon (Bryan 289-837-4067)

20th               Cancelled   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               Cancelled   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.toronbtomilitaryshow.com  (Angela 416-427-8379 or cmhctoronto@hotmail.com)

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               Cancelled   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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