Outreach Programs


A national contest for Canadian youth ages 9 to 14 with over $10 000 in cash prizes!

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Fun Fact!

The world's second largest diamond was recently found in Botswana by Canadian mining company Lucara Diamond Corp. It measures 1,111 carats - which is about the size of a tennis ball!

Rock and Mineral Clubs

There are lots of rock, mineral, and gem collecting clubs in Canada.

In the Toronto area, kids who love to collect can join the Young Toronto Mineralogists Club.

Rockin' Mineral Shows

March
The Kawartha Rock and Fossil Club’s Annual Peterborough Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show
Location: Peterborough, Ontario
Admission: Adults: $3; Age 12 & under: Free (must be accompanied by an adult)
For more info:
Phone: 705-740-4530
Email: [email protected]
Website: kawartharockandfossilclub.com

April
The Gangue-sters Student Geology Club Gem and Mineral Show at the Haileybury School of Mines
Location: Northern College, 640 Latchford Street, Haileybury, Ontario
Admission: $2 per person, free for children under 12
Website: www.ganguestersgemandmineralshow.com

Brantford Lapidary & Mineral Society’s Gem & Mineral Show
April 1 & 2, 2017 (10 am to 5 pm each day) 
Location: Paris Fairgrounds
www.brantfordlapidarymineral.ca

May
The Kitchener-Waterloo Gem and Mineral Club’s Annual Gem and Mineral Show and Sale
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Admission: Free
For more info:
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.calaverite.com/kwgmc

July
The Sudbury Rock & Lapidary Society’s Annual Sudbury Gem and Mineral Show
Location: Sudbury, Ontario
Admission: Adults: $5; Seniors: $2; Age 6-12: $1; Age 5 & under: Free
For more info:
Phone: 705-522-5140
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.ccfms.ca

The Gem Expo 
Dates: July 28-30, 2017
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Hyatt Regency
Admission: Adults $6, Students $1, kids are free
Contact:  Salim Moorani, 647-773-9001, [email protected]
Website:  http://www.TheGemExpo.com

August
Annual Rockhound Gemboree
Location: Bancroft, Ontario
Admission: Adults: $8; Seniors: $7; Youth: $4; Age 6 & under: Free
For more info:
Phone: 613-332-1513
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.bancroftdistrict.com

September
The Gem & Mineral Club of Scarborough Wonders of the Earth Show
Location: Scarborough, Ontario
Admission: Adults & Seniors: $5; Children: $1
For more info:
Website: www.scarbgemclub.ca

Ottawa Lapsmith & Mineral Club Annual Gem & Mineral Show
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Admission: Age 65+: $5; Adults: $8; Age 13-17: $2; Age 12 & under: Free
Email: [email protected]
Website: olmc.ca 

October
Ancaster Gem, Mineral, Bead & Jewellery Show 
Location: Ancaster Fairgrounds, Ancaster, Ontario 
Admission: General: $8; Age 12 & under: Free
For more info:
Phone: 519-448-1236 or 1-800-360-2813 
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.ancastergemshow.com

 Kingston Lapidary & Mineral Club Annual Gem and Mineral Show
Location: Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, Kingston, Ontario
Admission: General: $3; Age 12 & under: Free
For info:
Website: www.mineralclub.ca 

University of Waterloo Annual Gem & Mineral Show
Location: CEIT Building, University of Waterloo south campus, Waterloo, Ontario
Admission: Free
For more info:
Website: uwaterloo.ca/earth-sciences-museum/ 

Gem & Mineral Federation of Canada’s National Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show & Annual Convention
Location: Various throughout Canada
For more info:
Website: www.gmfc.ca/showconvention.htm

November
Robert Hall Originals Annual Fall Open House – 8 Days of Christmas
Location: St. George, Ontario
Admission: Free
For more info:
Email:  [email protected],
Phone: (519) 448-1236 or 1-800-360-2813
Website: www.roberthalloriginals.com 

Canadian Micro-Mineral Association (CMMA) Fall Mini-Conference
Location: Burlington, ON
For more info:
Phone: 416-438-8908
Email: [email protected]
Website: canadianmicrominerals.ca

London Gem & Mineral Show
Western Fairgrounds (Special Events Building), London, Ontario
Admission: Adults: $5, Children: $2
For more info:
Phone: 519-831-3093,
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.gemandmineral.ca

Rock, Gem and Mineral Shows

Would you like to see your event listed here? Email [email protected] with the name of your club, when your event is held, admission information, along with your contact details.