Events in 2015

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

Other current events in Canada are available the GMFC Shows and Conventions page. Additional listings from the U.S.A. and other countries can be found at the Rock & Gem magazine showdates page or Lapidary Journal's shows listing

If you would like to have your event included here, please contact <web_admin @ ccfms.ca> with the details including event name, date of event, time of day, location, features, admission, contact info and website details. 


2015 Events

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Feb 18 Rock, Gem, Mineral, Fossil, and Meteorite Identification Clinic at the ROM
Royal Ontario Museum School Groups Lunchroom, President's Choice Entrance on Queen's Park, doors nearest Museum subway stop
Event Hours: 4 pm to 5:30 pm.
Contact: 416-586-5816 or naturalhistory@rom.on.ca
Website: www.rom.on.ca/en/activities-programs/events-calendar/rock-gem-mineral-fossil-and-meteorite-identification-clinic
28-1 22nd Annual Kawartha Rock & Fossil Club's Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show.
The Evinrude Centre, 911 Monaghan Road, Peterborough, Ontario.
Event Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10-5
Admission: $3.00 for adults, children 12 or under are free & must be accompanied by an adult.
25 dealers offering Minerals, Fossils, Rocks, Crystals, Meteorites, Faceted stones, Gemstone Jewellery, Beads and much more. A large display area is featured with mineral and fossil displays from members of the Kawartha Club and prominent Ontario collectors. Also a large display of mining memorabilia and the Kawartha Club's Annual Best Collected Specimen Competition. Each day there will be silent auctions and the Club's Annual Live Auction Sale is Saturday at 2:00 pm
Contact: 514 923 8545 or email donald.doell@mail.mcgill.ca
Website: www.kawartharockandfossilclub.com/
Mar 13-15 The Gem Expo
Hyatt Regency on King, 370 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1J9
Admission: $5 or $10 for all 3 days, Kids 12 & under free.
Canada's premier show for beads, beading supplies and tools, gems & gemstones, copper and sterling silver findings, jewellery, minerals, amber, pearls, glass and lampwork artisans. The show features handmade jewellery from talented artisans and features a large variety of precious and semi-precious stones. Whether you're looking for strands to make your own jewellery, beautifully faceted stones for setting or wire wrapping, or finished pieces with exquisite gems, exquisite mineral samples or interested in the healing properties of minerals, The Gem Expo has it all. The show also supports a local charity through a silent auction at each show.
Website: www.thegemexpo.com/
Apr 11-12 The Brantford Lapidary and Mineral Society presents the 43nd Annual Gem and Mineral Show
Paris Fairgrounds, 139 Silver Street, Paris, Ontario, N3L 1V5.
Admission: Adult - $5.00, 12 years & younger - Free.
Dealers, Demontrations, Exhibits, Mine for Gems Display, Silent Auction Saturday & Sunday 
Website: www.brantfordlapidarymineral.ca/gemandmineralshow.htm
17-19 30th Salon des Pierres, Mineraux et Fossiles de Montreal
Center Pierre-Charbonneau 3000 Viau St. (Viau Metro), Montreal, Quebec.
Admission: $8, children 6-12, $4
Contact: 514-353-0101
Website: www.salonminerauxmtl.com/
22 Rock, Gem, Mineral, Fossil, and Meteorite Identification Clinic at the ROM
Royal Ontario Museum School Groups Lunchroom, President's Choice Entrance on Queen's Park, doors nearest Museum subway stop
Event Hours: 4 pm to 5:30 pm.
Contact: 416-586-5816 or naturalhistory@rom.on.ca
Website: www.rom.on.ca/en/activities-programs/events-calendar/rock-gem-mineral-fossil-and-meteorite-identification-clinic
23-26 Rochester Mineralogical Symposium
Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport at 175 Jefferson Road Rochester, NY 14623
For information or to register: www.rasny.org/MinSymposium/Index.htm
24-26 Toronto Gem & Mineral Show 24th Spring Show
Civitan Arena. 1030 Don Mills Road, Toronto.
Event Hours: Friday 4-9pm. Sat- 10-7pm. Sunday 10-5 pm.
Commercial Gem and Mineral Show with lots of mineral, gem andother dealers.
For more details go to www.torontogemshow.com
May 1-3 Canadian Micro Mineral Association 52nd Symposium
Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario.
Website: www.canadianmicrominerals.ca/
1-3 Annual Spring Open House & Demonstration Weekend at Robert Hall Originals
138 Sugar Maple Road, St. George, Ontario
Event Hours: Friday & Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday: 11 am to 4 pm
A Free Weekend of Fun...Rocks, minerals, gems, beads, demonstrations & more!Explore Outdoor Rock Piles! Daily Sale Specials! Free Coffee & Treats!
Website: www.roberthalloriginals.com Email: inquiry@roberthalloriginals.com
2 The Kitchener-Waterloo Gem and Mineral Show
Waterloo Community Arts Centre (aka the "button factory"), 25 Regina St. S., Waterloo
Event Hours: 10 AM - 4 PM.
Free Admission. Rocks, minerals, gemstones, jewelry, fossils, meteorites.
Contact: kwgemandmineralclub@hotmail.com
Website: www.calaverite.com/kwgmc/
June 6 Niagara Peninsula Geological Society - 49th Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show and Sale
Heartland Forest, 8215 Heartland Forest Rd, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Website: www.ccfms.ca/clubs/NPGS/show.htm
17 Rock, Gem, Mineral, Fossil, and Meteorite Identification Clinic at the ROM
Royal Ontario Museum School Groups Lunchroom, President's Choice Entrance on Queen's Park, doors nearest Museum subway stop
Event Hours: 4 pm to 5:30 pm.
Contact: 416-586-5816 or naturalhistory@rom.on.ca
Website: www.rom.on.ca/en/activities-programs/events-calendar/rock-gem-mineral-fossil-and-meteorite-identification-clinic
July 5 4th Annual Gem Shower, sponsored by the Kingston Lapidary and Mineral Club
PEC Fairgrounds - Crystal Palace, 375 Main Street, Picton, ON
Event Hours: 10 am to 5 pm
Admission: $3.00, 12 and under free
Features 29 dealers, showcasing gems, minerals, lapidary and jewellery.
Contact: email John and Elaine Zandarin at howhardcanitbe@sympatico.ca
24-25 Giant Jewellery Yard Sale at Robert Hall Originals
138 Sugar Maple Road, St. George, Ontario
Event Hours: 10 am to 5 pm
Take a trip down memory lane as you peruse 1000's of Jewellery Pieces priced to sell! Vintage, Costume, Plastic, Metal, Handmade, Over Runs, 60's to 80's, One-of-a-Kind. Earrings, Pendants, Fun Rings, Brooches, Bracelets, Chains, Scarf Clips, Shoe Clips.
Website: www.roberthalloriginals.com Email: inquiry@roberthalloriginals.com
August 15 Rockhound Family Day at Robert Hall Originals
138 Sugar Maple Road, St. George, Ontario
Event Hours: 10 am to 4 pm
A fun family event! Kid's Fossil Dig - $1.00, Lots of FREE Kids' Crafts & Activities Mineral Identification: Bring A Specimen! Explore Outdoor Rock Piles! Giant Silent Auction - Bring your items to include in the auction! Bidding begins at 11:00 (10% commission). Free Rock Swap Space - Bring your own table & chair. Set up your stone related treasures to trade, sell, swap or give away. Contact us to reserve your free rock swap space.
Website: www.roberthalloriginals.com Email: inquiry@roberthalloriginals.com
19 Rock, Gem, Mineral, Fossil, and Meteorite Identification Clinic at the ROM
Royal Ontario Museum School Groups Lunchroom, President's Choice Entrance on Queen's Park, doors nearest Museum subway stop
Event Hours: 4 pm to 5:30 pm.
Contact: 416-586-5816 or naturalhistory@rom.on.ca
Website: www.rom.on.ca/en/activities-programs/events-calendar/rock-gem-mineral-fossil-and-meteorite-identification-clinic
September 6 "Wonders of the Earth" - The 46th Scarborough Gem & Mineral Club Show
Event Hours: Saturday 10-6, Sunday 11-5.
Don Montgomery Community Centre, 2467 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough
Admission: adults $5, children $1 Contact: Gem & Mineral Club of Scarborough scarbgemclub@lycos.com
Website: www.scarbgemclub.ca.
October 2-4 Ancaster Gem, Mineral, Bead & Jewellery Show
Event Hours: Friday: 9:30 am to 5 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Road, Ancaster, Ontario L0R 1R0 (corner of Hwy. 52 & Hwy. 53)
Admission: $8.00, 2 Day Pass: $14.00, Under Age 12 Free, Free Parking
A great experience for all ages! Over 35 vendors. This show has it all, including seminars, demonstrations and jewellery making classes.
Phone: 519-448-1236 or 1-800-360-2813 Website: www.ancastergemshow.com Email: inquiry@ancastergemshow.com
14 Rock, Gem, Mineral, Fossil, and Meteorite Identification Clinic at the ROM
Royal Ontario Museum School Groups Lunchroom, President's Choice Entrance on Queen's Park, doors nearest Museum subway stop
Event Hours: 4 pm to 5:30 pm.
Contact: 416-586-5816 or naturalhistory@rom.on.ca
Website: www.rom.on.ca/en/activities-programs/events-calendar/rock-gem-mineral-fossil-and-meteorite-identification-clinic
17-18 46th Annual Gem Storm Show and sale sponsored by the Kingston Lapidary and Mineral Club
Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge St., Kingston, ON.
Event Hours: Saturday 10 am - 6 pm; Sunday 10 am - 5 pm.
Features: Over 30 dealers; Children' mine, Jewellery Workshop Information: Contact Les Moss, Show Chairman at emoss@cogeco.net
November 12-23 Robert Hall Originals Open House "12 Days of Christmas"
138 Sugar Maple Road, St. George, Ontario
Event Hours: Monday to Saturday 10 am to 5; Sunday: Closed pm
Canadian made pewter gifts & jewellery for Christmas gift giving. Experience Christmas shopping in a relaxed country setting! Rock'n Discounts of 20% to 40%! Free Coffee & Treats! Help us fill our "Chew Chew Train". With a New Toy or Food Bank donation receive a ballot for a chance to win one of 12 Local Holiday Gift Prizes!
Website: www.roberthalloriginals.com Email: inquiry@roberthalloriginals.com
December 9 Rock, Gem, Mineral, Fossil, and Meteorite Identification Clinic at the ROM
Royal Ontario Museum School Groups Lunchroom, President's Choice Entrance on Queen's Park, doors nearest Museum subway stop
Event Hours: 4 pm to 5:30 pm.
Contact: 416-586-5816 or naturalhistory@rom.on.ca
Website: www.rom.on.ca/en/activities-programs/events-calendar/rock-gem-mineral-fossil-and-meteorite-identification-clinic

 

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