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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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
26 Bancroft Gem & Mineral Club 18th Annual Gem & Mineral Show
Bancroft Legion Hall, Station St., Bancroft, ON
10 am to 4 pm
Live auction at 3pm. 3 Silent auctions during the day + Door Prizes. Admission is three dollars for adults 16 and under free
Contact: Frank Melanson at 613-332-1032
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 19-20 "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.ca
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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