The Week in Shows (Aug. 27-Sept. 2)

As summer fades and show season begins to heat up once again, philatelists are being treated to one of the biggest philatelic events of the year.

Later this week, from Sept. 1-3, the 69th annual British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS) Convention will be held in conjunction with Caltapex and jointly hosted by the Calgary BNAPS Regional Group and the Calgary Philatelic Society (CPS). The show will be held at the Hyatt Regency on 700 Centre St. in Calgary, Alta.

The show’s theme is the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, and organizers say there will be a range of exhibits relating to BNA topics as well as worldwide exhibits by CPS members.

In addition to a competitive exhibition, there will be a bourse of more than 15 dealers from various parts of the country. BNAPS will also co-ordinate a variety of meetings of its various study groups as well as other activities such as tours and dinners.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Aug. 31

9 a.m.-4 p.m. BNAPS Board of Directors Meeting
4 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Registration
6 p.m.-10 p.m. Exhibits and bourse set-up
6 p.m.-11 p.m. Hospitality Room open

 

Sept. 1

8 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Final Exhibits and bourse preparation
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Eight-hour tour to Head Smashed Buffalo Jump in Fort MaCleod, Vulcan
8:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Registration
9:45 a.m. Opening Ceremony (Imperial Ballroom Entrance)
10 a.m. Study Group meetings and seminars begin (click here for schedule)
10 a.m. Exhibition and bourse open
1 p.m. Auction Setup (Ballroom 5)
5 p.m. Exhibition and bourse close
5:15 p.m.-7 p.m. CPS Club Auction (open to all—click here for auction rules and click here for an entry form)
8 p.m.-11 pm. Hospitality Room open

 

Sept. 2

7 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Order of the Beaver breakfast and meeting (closed meeting)
9:30 a.m. Study Group meetings and seminars begin (click here for schedule)
10 a.m. Exhibition and bourse open
10 a.m. Free guided downtown walking tour (meet in hotel lobby)
5 p.m. Exhibition and bourse close
5:30 p.m. Cocktails at no-host bar, the Palomino
6:30 p.m. Buffet dinner at the Palomino
8 p.m.-11 p.m. Hospitality Room open

 

Sept. 3

8 a.m.-9 a.m. BNAPS annual general meeting
9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Judges’ critique
10 a.m. Exhibition and bourse open
10:30 a.m. Study Group meetings and seminars begin (click here for schedule)
3 p.m. Exhibition and bourse close
3 p.m.-4 p.m. Exhibits take down
6 p.m. Past Presidents’ Reception (lobby outside Stephen Room)
6:45 p.m. Past Presidents’ Receiving Line (entrance to Stephen Room)
7 p.m. Awards Dinner (Stephen Room)
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