2017 CCFMS Club Shows

 

Scarborough Gem & Mineral Club Annual Fundraising Auction

Date: usually 1st Wednesday of March

Hours: 8 pm until ??

Location: Knox United Church, 2569 Midland Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario

Admission: Members, friends, and families

For more information, please contact:  

The Gem & Mineral Club of Scarborough website: http://www.scarbgemclub.ca/  

24th Kawartha Rock & Fossil Club’s 22nd Annual Show

Dates: Saturday, March 4th & Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Hours: 10 am to 5 pm each day

Location: Evinrude Centre, 911 Monaghan Road, Peterborough, Ontario

Admission: $4, children under 12 are free.

For more information, please contact: Robert Beckett, Show Chair, 705-740-4530,  

Kawartha Rock and Fossil Club website: http://kawartharockandfossilclub.com/

45th Brantford Lapidary and Mineral Society Show

Dates: Saturday, April 1st & Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Hours: 10 am to 5 pm each day

Location: Paris Fairgrounds, 139 Silver Street, Paris, Ontario

Admission: Adults $5, Children 12 & under are free

For more information, please contact: Robert Parry, Show Chair, 519-448-1236,  

Brantford Lapidary and Mineral Society website: http://www.brantfordlapidarymineral.ca/

49th Buffalo Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show

Dates: usually 1st weekend of April

Hours: Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm

Location: Marketplace and Grange Buildings, Hamburg Fairgrounds off McKinley Parkway, NY

Admission: Adults $5, Children 12 & under are free as well as scouts in uniform, 2-day pass $7

For more information, please contact: Craig Posmantur, President  

Buffalo Geological Society website: http://bgsny.org/

32nd Salon des Pierres Minéraux et Fossiles de Montréal

Dates: Friday, April 7th to Sunday, April 9th, 2017

Hours: Friday: 3 pm to 9 pm, Saturday: 10 am to 7 pm, Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm

Location: Centre Pierre-Charbonneau, 3000 rue Viau, Montréal, Québec

Admission: Adults 10$, Children 6 to 12 years, 4$, Children under 6 years are free

For more information, please contact: 514-353-0101

Club de Minéralogie de Montréal website: http://www.clubmineralogiemtl.com/  

26th Annual Toronto Jewellery, Gem, & Mineral Show

Dates: Friday, April 21st to Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Hours: Friday: 4 pm to 9 pm, Saturday: 10 am to 7 pm, Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm

Location: Don Mills Civitan Arena, 1030 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Ontario

Admission: $8, $1 off coupon, children under 15, free (accompanied by an adult)

For more information, please contact:  

Toronto Gem Show website: http://www.torontogemshow.com/  

CMMA Spring Micro Symposium

Date: usually 1st weekend in May

Hours: to be announced

Location: Brock University, 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines, Ontario

Admission: to be announced

For more information, please contact: Frank Ruehlicke, President, 519-880-2716,  

CMMA Canadian Micro-Mineral Association website: http://canadianmicrominerals.ca/

Kitchener-Waterloo Gem and Mineral Club Annual Show and Sale

Date: Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Hours: 10 am to 4 pm

Location: Waterloo Community Arts Centre, 25 Regina Street South, Waterloo, Ontario

Admission: free

For more information, please contact: Gary Winkler, Co-President, 519-803-4343,  

Kitchener-Waterloo Gem and Mineral Club website: http://www.calaverite.com/kwgmc/  

51st NPGS Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show & Sale - a GEOventure

Date: Saturday & Sunday, June 10th & 11th, 2017

Hours: both days 10 am to 5 pm

Location: Fireman’s Park, 2275 Dorchester Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario

Admission: $3, with coupon $2, Children 12 & under are free

For more information, please contact: Ashley Pollock, Show Co-Chair, 905-687-6503,      (show page)

NPGS Niagara Peninsula Geological Society: website: http://www.ccfms.ca/clubs/NPGS/index.htm   (club page)

35th Annual Sudbury Gem and Mineral Show

Dates: usually mid-July

Hours: Friday: 5 pm to 9 pm, Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday 10 am to 5 pm

Location: Carmichael Arena, 1298 Bancroft Drive, Sudbury, Ontario

Admission: Adults $5, Seniors $3, Children 6 to 12 $1, Children 5 & under are free

For more information, please contact: Ed Debicki, Show Chair, 705-522-5140,  

Sudbury Rock & Lapidary Society: website: http://www.ccfms.ca/clubs/Sudbury/  

21st Bancroft Gem and Mineral Club Show

Date: usually the Sunday before the Bancroft Gemboree

Hours: 10 am to 4 pm

Location: Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 16 Station Street, Bancroft, Ontario 

Admission: Adults $3, or $5 for both the show & the Bancroft Gem and Mineral Club Mineral Museum, Children 15 and under free

For more information, please contact: Frank Melanson, 613-332-1032,      Article about the Museum

54th Annual Bancroft Rockhound Gemboree

Dates: Thursday, August 3rd to Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Hours: Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm

Location: 2 Venues & Outdoor Area

- Bancroft Curling Club, 63 Newkirk Blvd

- North Hastings Community Centre, 103 Newkirk Blvd, Bancroft, Ontario

Admission: to be announced for 1-day, 2-day, & 4-day passes for Adults (17+) & Youth (7-16), Children under 7 are free

For more information, please contact: Bancroft & District Chamber of Commerce, 613-332-1513 or 1-888-443-9999      

"Wonders of the Earth" - the 48th Scarborough Gem & Mineral Club Show

Dates: usually mid-September

Hours: Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm

Location: Don Montgomery Community Centre, 2467 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough, Ontario

Admission: Adults $5, Children $1

For more information, please contact:  

The Gem & Mineral Club of Scarborough: website: http://www.scarbgemclub.ca/  

51st OLMC Annual Gem, Mineral, and Jewellery Show and Sale

Dates: usually 2nd last weekend of September

Hours: Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm

Location: Carleton University Fieldhouse, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

Admission: 65+ yrs $5, Adults $8, Student $6 (with ID), 13-17 yrs $2, Children 12 & under are free

For more information, please contact: Eric Clara, Show Chair  

OLMC Ottawa Lapsmith & Mineral Club: website: http://www.olmc.ca/index.html  

Ancaster Gem, Mineral, Bead & Jewellery Show

Dates: Friday, September 29th to Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Hours: Friday: 9:30 am to 5 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm

Location: Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Road, Ancaster, Ontario

Admission: $8, 2-day Pass $14, Children 12 & under are free

For more information, please contact: Robert Parry, Robert Hall Originals, 519-448-1236 or 1-800-360-2813,      

48th Annual Kingston Gem Storm

Dates: usually mid-October

Hours: Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm

Location: Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge Street, Kingston, Ontario

Admission: $3, Children 12 & under are free

For more information, please contact: Les Moss, Show Chair, 613-384-4439,  

Kingston Lapidary and Mineral Club website: http://www.mineralclub.ca/?page=home,  

University of Waterloo Science Open House & Gem and Mineral Show

Dates: usually Friday & Saturday of the 2nd last weekend in October

Hours: Friday: 12 noon to 6 pm, Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm

Location: Earth Sciences Museum, EIT - Centre for Environmental and Information Technology, 1st & 2nd Floors , 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario

Admission: free

For more information, please contact: Assistant Museum Curator, 519-888-4567 ext. 32469,  

University of Waterloo Earth Sciences Museum website: https://uwaterloo.ca/earth-sciences-museum/

Walker Club Annual Auction

Dates: usually beginning of November

Hours: viewing starts at noon, auction at 1 pm

Location: Knox United Church, 2569 Midland Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario

For more information, please contact:  

Walker Mineralogical Club website: www.walkermineralogicalclub.com/  

London Gem & Mineral Show

Dates: Friday, November 17th to Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Hours: Friday: 4 pm to 9 pm, Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm

Location: Agriplex Building, Western Fair District, 845 Florence Street, London, Ontario

Admission: Adults $6, Children $3

For more information, please contact: 519-400-6133,  

London Gem Show & Mineral Show website: http://www.gemandmineral.ca/  

58th Annual Gem and Mineral Show, Montreal

Dates: Friday, November 24th to Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Hours: Friday: 12 noon to 9 pm, Saturday: 10 am to 7 pm, Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm

Location: Place Bonaventure, 800 De La Gauchetiére Ouest, Montréal, Québec

Admission: 65+ yrs $7, Adults $8, Student $6, Children 12 & under are free

For more information, please contact:  

Montreal Gem and Mineral Club website: http://www.montrealgemmineralclub.ca/  

CMMA Fall Micro Workshop

Date: usually a Saturday in November

Hours: to be announced

Location: Burlington Arts & Cultural Center, 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, Ontario

Admission: $25, which includes a continental breakfast

For more information, please contact: Frank Ruehlicke, President, 519-880-2716,  

CMMA Canadian Micro-Mineral Association website: http://canadianmicrominerals.ca/

 

Ongoing Events

 

Robert Hall Originals Open Houses

Dates:

Annual Spring Mineral Madness: Friday, May 5 to Sunday, May 7, 2017

Giant Jewellery Yard Sale: Friday, July 21 & Saturday, July 22, 2017

Rockhound Family Day: Saturday, August 19, 2017

Annual "12 Days of Christmas" Open House: November 16th to 27th, 2017 (closed Sundays)

Hours: Monday to Friday: 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday: 10 am to 4:30 pm, closed Sundays

Location: 138 Sugar Maple Road, St George, Ontario

For more information, please contact: 519-448-1236 or 1-800-360-2813,  

Robert Hall Originals website: www.roberthalloriginals.com,       (2 Facebook pages)

Rock, Gem, Mineral, Fossil, and Meteorite Identification Clinics at the ROM

Dates: Usually Wednesdays, mid-month February, April, June, August, October, & December

Hours: 4 pm to 5:30 pm

Location: Royal Ontario Museum School Groups Lunchroom, ROM, Toronto, Ontario

   @ President's Choice Entrance on Queen's Park, doors nearest Museum subway stop

For more information, please contact: 416-586-5816,  

ROM Royal Ontario Museum website: https://www.rom.on.ca/en  

The Gem Expo

Dates:

   Spring - Friday, March 17th to Sunday, March 19th, 2017

      Hours: Friday: 11:30 am to 8:00 pm, Saturday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

   Summer - Friday, July 28th to Sunday, July 30th, 2017

   Fall / Winter - Friday, November 3rd to Sunday, November 5th, 2017 (location TBA)

Location: Hyatt Regency Toronto on King, 370 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Admission: $6, $12 for all 3 days, $2 off coupon, Kids 12 & under free.

For more information, please contact: 416-996-2583, 647-773-9001,  

Gem Expo website: http://www.thegemexpo.com/  

 

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There are many events of interest to rockhounds in central Canada. This posting includes events sponsored by CCFMS affiliated clubs along with activities that would be of interest to our members, during 2016 and which are mainly within a day's driving distance.

Lists of other shows in Canada are available at Mining Matters - Kids Outreach program

& 10Times - Gems & Jewelry Trade Shows in Canada.

Additional listings from the USA and other countries can be found at the Rock & Gem magazine show dates.

If you would like to have your event included here (or to make updates, corrections, or changes), please contact the Executive of the CCFMS      with the details including event name, date of event, time of day, location, features, admission, contact info and website details.