Events in 2013

 

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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 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. 


2013 Events

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Feb 20 Mineral Identification Night at the ROM 4:pm to 5:30 pm. President’s Choice Entrance on Queen’s Park, doors nearest Museum subway stop. Visit their website at http://www.rom.on.ca/en/activities-programs/events-calendar/rock-gem-mineral-fossil-and-meteorite-identification-clinic or contact at 416-586-5816; naturalhistory@rom.on.ca
Mar 2-3   20th Annual Peterborough Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show.
Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5.
The Evinrude Centre, 911 Monaghan Road, Peterborough, Ontario.
Admission: $3.00 for adults, children 12 or under are free & must be accompanied by an adult.
Directions: From Highway 115 at Peterborough, take the Parkway to Lansdowne St., then East 4 blocks to Monaghan Rd., then North 1 block. Or travel West on Highway 7 (Lansdowne St.), into Peterborough, turn right at the 6th traffic light onto Monaghan Rd., then North 1 block.
Contact:
Robert Beckett at 705 740 4530
Website:
http://www.rockandfossil.com/
Apr 6-7 41st Annual Brantford Lapidary & Mineral Society Show
Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5.; Paris Fairgrounds, 139 Silver Street, Paris, ON.
Features: One of Canada’s Largest Gem & Mineral Shows! Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Stone Dealers
Lapidary Equipment, Supplies
Fine Jewellery, Supplies, Beads
Demonstrations,
Exhibits
Silent Auction Saturday & Sunday
‘Mine for Gems’ Display
Admission: Adults $5, Children 12 and under - Free
Contact:
robert@roberthalloriginals.com or John Moon 519-752-9756
  13 The Kitchener - Waterloo club has kindly agreed to invite other CCFMS members to a trip to the James Dick Quarry, Gamebridge, Ontario, on eastern side of Lake Simcoe.
Led by Beth Kümmling. Meet at the quarry at 10:00 AM. Those who wish to car pool can meet at the Highway 6/401 parking lot at 8:00 AM. Attendees must be equipped with a hard hat, safety
boots, safety goggles and a safety vest, and be prepared to sign a liability waiver (Beth will provide them at the site).
There are two types of collecting at the Gamebridge quarry: the crush piles, for which small containers or baggies would be most appropriate; and a blast area where there are larger slabs and hash plates, for which a pail, hammer, etc., might be useful. For both areas gloves will come in handy. The quarry contains trilobites, crinoids, brachiopods and other treasures from the upper Ordovician (Verulam formation).

All must register with Beth before April 10th at bkummling@brucetrail.org or 519-835-9331 or be disappointed. Proof of CCFMS affiliated club membership will be required.
Only so many will be allowed
17 Mineral Identification Night at the ROM 4:pm to 5:30 pm. President’s Choice Entrance on Queen’s Park, doors nearest Museum subway stop. Visit their website at http://www.rom.on.ca/en/activities-programs/events-calendar/rock-gem-mineral-fossil-and-meteorite-identification-clinic or contact at 416-586-5816; naturalhistory@rom.on.ca
  18-21 40th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium Radisson Hotel, Rochester Airport, 175 Jefferson Avenue, Rochester, NY.
Website:http://www.rasny.org/MinSymposium/MineralSymp.htm
  19-21 28th Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil show of the Club de Mineralogie de Montreal

Fri. 3-9, Sat. 10-7, Sun 10-5
Center Pierre-Charbonneau 3000 Viau St. (Viau Metro), Montreal, Quebec.
Admission: $8, children 6-12 (accompanied), under 6 free, $4, Parking $10
Contact: 514-353-0101
Website:
http://www.salonminerauxmtl.com/ 

  26-28 22nd Annual Toronto Jewellery, Gem and Mineral Show and Sale
 

Mark Your Calendar for Toronto’s Original Jewellery, Gem, and Mineral Show coming to the Don Mills Civitan Arena, April 26, 27 & 28, 1030 Don Mills Road. This unique and fascinating gem show is an enjoyment for all ages. Over 13,000 sq. ft jam packed with gems, mineralogy, and paleontology. There is rough and finished lapis lazuli from Afghanistan, opals from Australia, Amber from Poland, unique crystal specimens from Morocco, Brazil, Peru, Africa, Canada, United States, and India plus more! Carvings in jade, malachite, amethyst, quartz & other semi-precious stones.

The Best Gems & Minerals our World has to offer in one location!

Scarborough Gem & Mineral Club ~ Walkerville Gem & Mineral Club Demonstrations Daily

FREE PARKING – WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE

ADMISSION: $ 7.00

Children 15 and under Free with an Adult.

$2.00 off Admission Coupon available www.torontogemshow.com

Contact: Ohannes Bedrossian - (514) 989-9800

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  27 Haileybury Rock and Mineral Show

Sat. 10-4
Haileybury School of Mines, 640 Latchford Street, Haileybury, ON
Contact
: 705-672-2740 or 705-672-3376 x8835 or hillierd@northern.on.ca

May 3-5 Canadian Micro Mineral Association 50th Annual Symposium
Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario.
Speakers: Dr. John A. Jaszczak and Dr. Steve Chamberlain
Contact: Bill Lechner at 416-438-8908 or bill.lechner@rogers.com
* Registration form available by request to the above. *   
Website:
http://www.canadianmicrominerals.ca
   
  3-5 Robert Hall Originals – Annual Spring Open House & Demonstration Weekend

10:00 am to 5 pm each day
Rocks, minerals, gems, beads, lapidary demonstrations & more!
A Free Weekend of Fun...
"Mineral Madness"
Inland lapidary Equipment - Free
Demo Pewter Tour 1:00 each day - Free
Wire Art - Free Demo
Explore Outdoor Rock Piles Free Coffee & Treats! 138 Sugar Maple Road, St. George, Ontario N0E 1N0 Phone: 519-488-1236, 1-800-360-2813

Website: http://www.roberthalloriginals.com
Email: robert@roberthalloriginals.com

  4 The Kitchener-Waterloo Gem and Mineral Show
Location: Waterloo Community Arts Centre (aka the "button factory")
25 Regina St. S., Waterloo, 10 AM - 4 PM.  
Rocks, minerals, gemstones, jewelry, fossils, meteorites.
Free admission.  Free rocks for kids.
Contact: kwgemandmineralclub@hotmail.com
Website:
www.calaverite.com/kwgmc
   
Jun 15-16

Gneiss Guy Minerals and Fossils Warehouse Sale

Sat 10-5; Sun 10-5

Open to the Public

Come check out our many specials on opening day

BBQ each day from 12:00 – 1:30

820 Gartshore St. Unit 19

Fergus, On N1M 2W8 (located only 1 hour from Toronto)

Contact: Ken Dardano at 519-831-3093 or gneissguy@bell.net


 

  19

Mineral Identification Night at the ROM 4:pm to 5:30 pm. President’s Choice Entrance on Queen’s Park, doors nearest Museum subway stop. Visit their website at http://www.rom.on.ca/en/activities-programs/events-calendar/rock-gem-mineral-fossil-and-meteorite-identification-clinic or contact at 416-586-5816; naturalhistory@rom.on.ca
 

   
Jul 13-21 Field Trip (Walker Mineralogical Club) – New York State.
We have a full slate of localities and will have local guides to help us find the best specimens. Detailed itinerary will be available shortly. Admission is $5 per person per day.
Please join the Walker Club to participate on this trip. Membership is $25 single, $35 for families.
To register, contact Bruce Fulcher at bruce@novitherm.com

  14 Prince Edward County Rock, Gem & Mineral Show
Rekindle the rockhound in you and discover nature's treasures at our second annual event - showcasing gem and mineral, lapidary and jewellery exhibitors in the historic Crystal Palace - 375 Main Street, Picton.
PEC Fairgrounds - Crystal Palace,375 Main Street, Picton On, 10am to 5 pm Admission: $3.00, 12 and under free
Contact: 613-476-5510 or email John Zandarin at howhardcanitbe@sympatico.ca


19-21 31st Annual Sudbury Gem and Mineral Show

"Northern Ontario’s Largest Gem, Mineral, Fossil, Bead, Rock Craft and Jewellery Show and Sale"

Fri. 5 pm-9pm, Sat. 10 am-6pm, Sun. 10 am-5pm. Location :Carmichael Arena, 1298 Bancroft Drive across from Minnow Lake; 1 km. south of the Kingsway (Hwy. 17 East)
Admission: Adults $5, Seniors (60+) $3, Kids 6-12 $1, Kids under 5 free with adult
Features: Dealers; displays; demonstrations; door prizes (including amethyst geode grand door prize); silent auctions; kid’s activities; mineral identification; video theatre; field trip Sun. at noon; BBQ Fri, Sat and Sun; free handouts and literature; outside dealers/swap area Sat. 11 am-4 pm; prospectors and metal detecting displays; free parking
Contact: Ed Debicki (705) 522-5140, E-mail:
ed.debicki@sympatico.ca

Website:   http://www.ccfms.ca/clubs/Sudbury/show.htm

  28 Bancroft Gem & Mineral Club 17th Annual Gem & Mineral Show
Sunday 10 am-4pm.
Bancroft Legion Hall, Station St., Bancroft, ON
Features: 25 dealers plus silent and live auctions
Admission: $3/adult, children & students (18 yrs & under) free.
Contact: Frank Melanson at 613-332-1032
Aug 1-4 50th Annual Rockhound Gemboree - "Canada's largest gem & mineral show"
 
North Hastings Community Centre 103 Newkirk Blvd, Bancroft, Ontario and the Bancroft Curling Club at 63 Newkirk Blvd.
 
for more information, contact the Bancroft & District Chamber of Commerce , Tourism & Information Centre in Bancroft.  1-888-443-9999
 
our website is www.bancroftdistrict.com
17 Rockhound Family Day  at Robert Hall Originals
A fun family event!
Kids Fossil Dig
Rock BuddyCraft For kids – Free
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 & 1:00 *10%commission)
Free Rock Swap – Bring a table and set up you treasures. Contact us to reserve your free rock swap space.

10 am-4pm
138 Sugar Maple Road, St. George Ontario
Admission: Free
Contact:
inquiry@roberthalloriginals.com (519) 448-1236 or 1-800-360-2813
Website:
http://www.roberthalloriginals.com
21 Mineral Identification Night at the ROM 4:pm to 5:30 pm.


President’s Choice Entrance on Queen’s Park, doors nearest Museum subway stop. Visit their website at http://www.rom.on.ca/en/activities-programs/events-calendar/rock-gem-mineral-fossil-and-meteorite-identification-clinic or contact at 416-586-5816; naturalhistory@rom.on.ca

Sep 7-9 Field Trip (Walker Mineralogical Club) – Cobalt area, Ontario.
We will be looking for Silver, Cobaltite Skutterudite, Nickeline, and many others. Admission is $5 per person per day. Please join the Walker Club to participate on this trip. Membership is $25 single, $35 for families.
To register, contact Bruce Fulcher at
fieldtrips@walkermineralogicalclub.com
  14-15 Wonders of the Earth" - The 44th Scarborough Gem & Mineral Club Show 
Sat. 10-6, Sun. 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 
  21-22 47th Annual Ottawa Gem, Mineral and Jewellery Show & Sale

Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5. 
 

60 + dealers
Nepean Sportsplex
1701 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
For more information check out Web Site www.olmc.ca
27-29 Ancaster Gem, Mineral, Bead & Jewellery Show

Try on the latest in fashionable jewellery.  See crystals, fossils & magnificent rocks from all over the world!  Shop at over 30 dealers.  Take a free seminar on rocks, fossils or crystals. Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Road, Ancaster, Ontario (corner of Hwy. 52 & Hwy. 53)
Admission: $8, under 12 Free
Contact:
inquiry@roberthalloriginals.com (519) 448-1236 or 1-800-360-2813
Website:
http://www.roberthalloriginals.com and click on Shows and Events E-mail:
rockshow@roberthalloriginals.com

 
Oct 16 Mineral Identification Night at the ROM 4:pm to 5:30 pm.

President’s Choice Entrance on Queen’s Park, doors nearest Museum subway stop. Visit their website at http://www.rom.on.ca/en/activities-programs/events-calendar/rock-gem-mineral-fossil-and-meteorite-identification-clinic or contact at 416-586-5816; naturalhistory@rom.on.ca

 

19-20 44th Annual Gem Storm. Show and sale sponsored by the Kingston Lapidary and Mineral Club.

Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5.
Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge St., Kingston, ON.
Features: Over 30 dealers; Children' mine, Jewellery Workshop
Information: Contact Les Moss, Show Chairman at
emoss@cogeco.net

 

25-26

25-2 Annual UW Gem & Mineral Show

Date: October 25th and 26th, 2013 (Friday and Saturday)

Time: Oct. 25th Noon to 6 pm, Oct. 26th 10 am – 5 pm

Location: University of Waterloo campus, Centre for Environmental & Information Technology (EIT) building

Admission & Parking: Free

Website: https://uwaterloo.ca/earth-sciences-museum/
26 Walker Club Annual Auction 
Sat. 1 pm to whenever
Knox United Church Christian Education Centre Auditorium in Scarborough. North East corner of Sheppard and Midland avenues.
Information:
Contact: Bill Lechner at 416-438-8908 or bill.lechner@rogers.com 
Website: www.walkermineralogicalclub.com/

 
Nov 6  Robert Hall Originals - Annual Fall Open House

Canadian made pewter gifts & jewellery for Christmas gift giving
10 am-5pm
138 Sugar Maple Road, St. George Ontario
Contact:
inquiry@roberthalloriginals.com (519) 448-1236 or 1-800-360-2813
Website:
http://www.roberthalloriginals.com

 

  9 CMMA Fall Mini-Conference

Burlington Arts & Cultural Center, 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON, Canada
Contact: Frank Ruehlicke at 519-880-2716 or
ruehlicke@rogers.com


Website:  http://canadianmicrominerals.ca/

  16-17

 

 

London Gem and Mineral Show

Sat 9-6 Sun 10-5
Western Fairgrounds (NEW larger venue *Canada Building*)
Highway #401 to Highbury exit North,
west on Florence, North on Rectory - Main entrance immediately on right hand side.
Features: Over 50 dealers, demonstrators, and educational talks
Admission
: Adults $6.00, Children $3.00
Contact
: Ken Dardano 519-831-3093 or gneissguy@bell.net
Website
: www.gemandmineral.ca

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Gneiss Guy Minerals and Fossils Warehouse Sale

Open to the Public
Come check out our many specials on opening day
820 Gartshore St. Unit 19

Fergus, On N1M 2W8 (located only 1 hour from Toronto)

Contact: Ken Dardano at 519-831-3093 or gneissguy@bell.net

Dec 11 Mineral Identification Night at the ROM 4:pm to 5:30 pm.

President’s Choice Entrance on Queen’s Park, doors nearest Museum subway stop. Visit their website at http://www.rom.on.ca/en/activities-programs/events-calendar/rock-gem-mineral-fossil-and-meteorite-identification-clinic or contact at 416-586-5816; naturalhistory@rom.on.ca

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