Events in 2012
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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.
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 or email@example.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 www.rom.on.ca/programs/id_clinics.php|
40th 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
Silent Auction Saturday & Sunday
‘Mine for Gems’ Display
Admission: Adults $5, Children 12 and under - Free
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or John Moon 519-752-9756
39th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium
|May||4-6|| Canadian Micro Mineral
Association 49th Annual Symposium|
Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario.
Speakers: Dr. Julian Gran and Andre Lalonde
Contact: Bill Lechner at 416-438-8908 or email@example.com
* Registration form available by request to the above. *
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...
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, 1-8000-360-2813
|5|| 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.
|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 www.rom.on.ca/programs/id_clinics.php|
NPGS 2012 Gem, Mineral, and
Fossil Show and Sale - a GEO VENTURE!
Prince Edward County Rock, Gem & Mineral Show
Rekindle the rockhound in you and discover
nature's treasures at our first event - showcasing gem and mineral, lapidary
and jewellery exhibitors in the historic Crystal Palace - 375 Main Street,
PEC Fairgrounds - Crystal Palace, Picton On, 10am to 5 pm Admission: $3.00, 12 and under free Contact: 613-476-5510
|18||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 www.rom.on.ca/programs/id_clinics.php|
30th Annual Sudbury Gem and Mineral Show
"Northern Ontario’s Largest Gem, Mineral, Fossil, Bead and Rock Craft 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)
The Gem Expo
Come check out some of Canada’s best independent Jewelry vendors and Jewelry makers, Precious and Semi-Precious stones from around the world, Gem Stones, Minerals, Silver Jewellery and Findings, Lamp work artists. Learn about minerals from on site Lapidary, take a class on Jewellery making or watch some live demonstrations. Register on-line for a $2 off coupon. There will also be a “Silent Action” to support the MS Society of Canada. For more info at check out www.thegemexpo.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $4 per day or $8 for all 3 days, Kids 16 and under free. $2 off coupon available online
Where: Hyatt Regency Toronto on King, 370 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1J9
When: July 27th - 11:30am - 9:00pm, July 28th - 10:00am - 6:00pm, July 29th - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Gem & Mineral Club 16th Annual Gem & Mineral Show
Sunday 10 am-4pm. |
Bancroft Legion Hall, Station St., Bancroft, ON
Features: 25 dealers plus silent and live auctions
Admission: $2/adult, children & students (18 yrs & under) free.
Contact: Frank Melanson at 613-332-1032
49th 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.
The show is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Admission is Students & Seniors $7, Adults $8 and children under 6 are free.
The show includes over 100 dealers with gems, minerals, tools, gemstone jewellery, free mineral identification, field trips, activities like gold-panning, rock wall climbing and demonstrations of lapidary arts. Demonstrations of healing with gemstones, reclaiming gemstones, dowsing and lapidary arts. Special guest speakers, including Bob O'Donnell "The Fossil Guy". Fun for everyone!
for more information, contact the Bancroft & District Chamber of Commerce , Tourism & Informaton Centre in Bancroft. 1-888-443-9999
our website is www.bancroftdistrict.com
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.
Saturday, August 18
138 Sugar Maple Road, St. George Ontario
Contact: email@example.com (519) 448-1236 or 1-800-360-2813
Wonders of the Earth"
- The 43rd Scarborough Gem & Mineral Club
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ancaster Gem, Mineral, Bead & Jewellery Show
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.
43rd 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’s mine, Jewellery Workshop
Information: Contact Les Moss, Show Chairman at email@example.com
Walker Club Annual
Sat. 1 to whenever
Knox United Church Christian Education Centre Auditorium in Scarborough. North East corner of Sheppard and Midland avenues.
Information: Contact Bill Lechner
Hall Originals - Annual Fall Open House
pewter gifts & jewellery for Christmas gift giving
|10||CMMA Fall Mini-Conference|
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