Welcome to our website. We are happy you dropped in. Are you a collector? Would you like to be? Stamps tell stories of people, places and things. Pick a subject, any subject at all and you are almost certain to find it depicted on stamps.
Those little pieces of paper provide a snapshot in time for a particular country. They display: art; history; culture; architecture; famous people; places; events and geography to name just a few. In 1840, stamps were introduced in Great Britain; within a few short years they were used around the world by many countries.
Canada’s first stamp was designed by Sir Sanford Fleming and was issued in 1851, depicting a beaver.
One of the joys of our hobby, is that collections can be tailored to a person’s interests. There is no right way or wrong way to collect stamps. Some people may collect: a particular country; a certain time period; or a topic like: cats, dogs, flowers. cars, planes, rockets, actors, dinosaurs, or insects. Collecting can be inexpensive; yet bring a life-time of enjoyment and learning to the collector.
Please note that our meetings are now held at the East Bayfield Community Centre at 80 Livingstone Street East. Our timings have also changed from last year. We meet the second Thursday of each month, from September to June from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. When you come in the front entrance of the community centre, go to your right. We are meeting in Activity Room #2. No meetings are held in either July or August.
The East Bayfield Community Centre is at 80 Livingstone Street East, only a few minutes from the Georgian Mall.
Coming up Bayfield Street, turn right on to Livingstone Street East. Proceed to the second set of lights, which is Stanley Street, turn left on Stanley for the entrance to the front parking lot.
Coming up St. Vincent, turn left on to Livingstone Street East (there is a Tim Horton’s on the corner of Livingstone and St. Vincent) proceed along Livingstone Street East to the second set of lights, which is Stanley Street. Turn right on to Stanley for the entrance to the front parking lot.
Please note there is also a back parking lot at the Community Centre with an entrance off Livingstone Street East. If you come into the Community Centre through the back entrance, walk the length of the Community Centre, past the Information Desk and just before you reach the front doors turn left.
Visitors, of all ages, are welcome. Young visitors (under 15) need to be accompanied by an adult. Membership is open to all who are interested in the hobby of stamp collecting regardless of their level of experience. Annual dues are $20.00 per person, $15.00 for spouses or partners and $10.00 for those 18 years of age or younger.
Check our other pages for further information on club activity.