Upcoming BNAPS Events

30 Aug 2019 - 1 Sep 2019
Details updated: 3 Feb 2019

BNAPEX, the annual BNAPS convention, is being held in Ottawa this year during the Labour Day weekend. It is being organized with the help of the BNAPS St. Lawrence Seaway Regional Group, the Ottawa Philatelic Society, and the RA Stamp Club.

Friday, 30 August, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday, 31 August, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, 1 September, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre
101 Lyon Street North

The hotel is located in downtown Ottawa about 30 minutes from the Ottawa International Airport and 15 minutes from the VIA Rail Ottawa Train Station

160 exhibition frames displaying British North America material and a 25-dealer bourse are anticipated.

BNAPEX 2019 will commemorate three special themes:

► The 100th anniversary of the death of Sir Wilfrid Laurier
► The 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy
► The 125th anniversary of the declaration of Labour Day as a national legal holiday by the Parliament of Canada

BNAPEX 2019 Ottawa web pages

Upcoming BNAPS Regional Group Events

30 Mar 2019
Details updated: 19 Mar 2019

Golden Horseshoe (group details)

Regional Group Meeting

Presentation by: Derek Smith
Topic: Large Queens

Rousseau House Restaurant starting at 10AM, Lunch at Noon, formal meeting at 1PM.

GHRG Regional Group webpage

7 Apr 2019
Details updated: 28 Feb 2019

Lower Canada / Bas Canada (group details)

The next BNAPS Lower Canada Regional Group meeting will be held in Montreal, Sunday April 7, from 9AM to 3PM. It is the Sunday after the Lakeshore Stamp Show in Dorval. We will have a caterer for deli sandwich, crudites & salad, beverages and desserts.

We will have two guest speakers (both are members of the group). Laurent Belisle, from Montreal, will talk about carrier handstamps and the history of the delivery of mail in Montreal, and Dave Bartlet, from Calgary, will talk about vending postage.

0900 – arrival.
0930 – social activities, mini-bourse, trading, buying and selling. Informal discussion. Show and tell.
1030 – guest speaker, Dave Bartlet.
1130 – social activities, Show and tell on your best purchase at the Lakeshore show and why.
1200 – break and lunch.
1300 – guest speaker, Laurent Belisle.
1400 – admin points, talks about the group.
1430 – social activities, mini-bourse, trading, buying and selling. Informal discussion. Show and tell.
1500 – Departure.

Location: 6030 Cavendish Blvd, Cote Saint-Luc, H4W 3K1 (is a Condo facility)

25 Sep 2019 - 26 Sep 2019
Details updated: 28 Feb 2019

Pacific Northwest (group details)

Next PNWRG meeting scheduled for 25-26 September, 2019 in conjunction with VANPEX National Show in Burnaby, BC. Schedule to come.

Upcoming BNAPS Study Group Events

5 May 2019
Details updated: 16 Jan 2019

Squared Circle Cancels (group details)

The Squared Circle Cancels Study Group will hold a meeting at ORAPEX 2019 on Sunday, 5 May, at 1:00 PM.

The meeting will be hosted by Bruce Kalbfleisch.

ORAPEX information

Upcoming Stamp Shows and Exhibitions

4 May 2019 - 5 May 2019
Details updated: 16 Jan 2019

ORAPEX is managed by volunteers drawn from the RA Stamp Club, the Amicale des philatélistes de l'Outaouais, the Ottawa Philatelic Society, and related philatelic societies and organizations. The show is part of the American Philatelic Society's "World Series of Philately."

Saturday, 4 May, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, 5 May, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Ottawa RA Centre
2451 Riverside Drive
Ottawa ON
Admission and parking are free.

On display will be approximately 125 competitive frames along with non-competitive exhibits and local club-sponsored frames. Among the exhibits will be several related to the show's theme this year, "Elizabethan Era Philately".

Each year ORAPEX honours a philatelist who has made a significant contribution to the hobby. The show honouree for 2019 is Robert Lemire, past president of BNAPS and well known to the philatelic community.

Other show highlights include a 40-dealer bourse, a series of society and study group meetings and seminars, an awards reception, and a special “Youth Booth” for young collectors.

ORAPEX information

21 Jun 2019 - 23 Jun 2019
Details updated: 16 Jan 2019

The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada Royal *2019* Royale convention is being hosted this year by the Bramalea Stamp Club, the West Toronto Stamp Club, and Canadian Stamp News.

Friday, 21 June, 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday, 22 June, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, 23 June, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Entrance fee: $3.00 on Friday and Saturday, free on Sunday.

Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale
6750 Mississauga Road
Mississsauga, ON
The Hilton Mississauga is 20 minutes from Pearson International Airport, and is close to major highways connecting with downtown Toronto, Niagara Falls, Canada’s Wonderland, the Toronto Zoo and more.

200 exhibition frames and a 20-dealer bourse are anticipated. On Friday evening, there will be live philatelic auction conducted by R. Maresch & Son.

This year's Royal has two special themes:
► The 60th Anniversary of the Canadian Philatelic Association receiving its ROYAL designation from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
► "It's Your Royal" pays tribute to all members and the important role each one plays in enhancing our hobby for collectors of all ages and levels

Royal *2019* Royale website

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