The Week in Shows (Sept. 25-Oct. 1)

This week’s philatelic shows begin Sept. 30 with BNAPEX 2016, the annual convention of The British North America Philatelic Society.

This year’s event is being hosted by the Fredericton District Stamp Club (Chapter 148 of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada) at the Fredericton Inn on 1315 Rugent St., in Fredericton, N.B. In addition to a diverse bourse of more than a dozen dealers as well as two exciting exhibitions (one for BNAPEX 2016 and a separate regional competition hosted by the FDSC), this year’s gathering will feature a series of seminars hosted by BNAPS’ various regional and study groups.

See below for a full schedule of events.

Thursday, Sept. 29
9 a.m.-4 p.m. BNAPS Board of Directors Meeting
Noon-9:30 p.m. Registration
3:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Exhibits and bourse set-up
6 p.m.-11 p.m. Hospitality Room open
Friday, Sept. 30
8 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Final exhibits and bourse preparation
9:30 a.m. Study Group meetings/seminars (click here for schedule)
9:45 a.m. Official opening of BNAPEX 2016 Fredericton
10 a.m. Exhibition and bourse open to public
10 a.m. Tour One (5.5 hours): Scenic bus ride along the Saint John River to view fall colours; lunch at Riverside Resort.
12:30 p.m. Tour Two (2 hrs): Guided tour of Government House, residence of the Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick, built 1826-28.
6 p.m. Exhibition and bourse close
9:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Hospitality Room open
Saturday, Oct. 1
7 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Order of the Beaver breakfast meeting (closed meeting)
9:30 a.m. Study Group meetings/seminars (click here for schedule)
10 a.m. Exhibition and bourse open to public
10 a.m. Tour Three (4.5 hrs): Visit to Beaverbrook Art Gallery; lunch at Isaac’s Way; and walk about downtown Fredericton to visit its unique shops.
5 p.m. Exhibition and bourse close
5:30 p.m. Guided walk about Kings Landing Historical Settlement followed by dinner (included in registration package).
9 p.m.-11 p.m. Hospitality Room open
Sunday, Oct. 2
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 to public
10:30 a.m. Study Group meetings/seminars (click here for schedule)
1:15 p.m. Tour Four (2.5 hrs): Boat cruise along the Saint John River.
3 p.m. Exhibition and bourse close
3 p.m.-4 p.m. Exhibits take down
6:30 p.m. Past Presidents’ Reception
7:30 p.m. Awards Banquet


This Oct. 1-2, the Manitoba Coin Club is hosting its annual Coin, Stamp and Collectibles Show. Held at the Sunova Centre on 48 Holland Rd., in West St. Paul, Man., the show features a diverse bourse; a selection of exhibits; free prizes; and ample free parking. Admission is $5 a day.


Also being held this Oct. 1 is Lampex 2016, the annual show and bourse hosted by the Sarnia Stamp Club (RPSC Chapter 45) at Sarnia Collegiate Institute and Technical School. The show boasts about 10 philatelic dealers, a handful of displays, as well as free admission and parking.

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