|| Convention Events |
|| Bourse Information |
Bourse and Display
floor open to the Public!
Saturday and Sunday, April 18–19 —
*** BUY * SELL * TRADE * APPRAISE ***
Over 35 Qualified Dealers
Daily Admission only $5.00,
Youths under 17 are FREE
3-Day, EARLY ADMISSION, Floor Pass $15.00
|| Education Symposium |
Our Education Chairman, Scott Douglas, is pleased to announce our Friday afternoon Education Symposium!
Friday, April 17 — (1:00pm–4:00pm)
Vanessa Collins – 1 PM
Presentation - Security Features in Canadian Bank Notes
Vanessa Stergulc joined the Bank of Canada’s Ontario Regional Office in January, 2008. In this capacity, she promotes the Bank and its currency function across Ontario and delivers its products and services to key stakeholders. She is also involved in the Regional Office’s program to increase public awareness of the anti-counterfeiting features of Canadian bank notes.
Vanessa is a graduate of the University of Guelph, with a degree in Commerce. She has several years of experience in the financial sector, as well as past experience in the Toronto Agency Operations Centre.
Bernhard ‘Bernie’ Wilde – 2 PM
Presentation – The Niagara River Banks
Bernhard (Bernie) Wilde spent his youth in Hamburg Germany and Chicago Illinois. He was educated in Niagara Falls Canada, at the University of Chicago, and at the University of Arizona. He is presently a semi-retired Fellow at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. As a physicist, he performed high-energy-density experiments at high power laser and pulsed power facilities to validate simulations of astrophysical phenomena and inertial confinement fusion.
Bernhard has been collecting banknotes and associated ephemera for the last 25 years. One of his numismatic specialties is the 19th century intaglio engraving and printing process for obsolete US and chartered Canadian banknotes. These studies include all the illegitimate machinations of contemporary counterfeiters. Today we will hear about his study of the history of the Niagara Region as seen through the banknotes, stocks, and bonds of the world.
Scott E Douglas – 3 PM
Presentation – The Numismatics of Niagara Falls, Canada
Scott Douglas was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1952 and after completing his education began work on the trading floor of the Toronto Stock Exchange in 1972. Later, he became a professional securities attorney and is presently a market maker for Toronto Stock Exchange list securities.
Scott has written numerous on numismatics that have been published in various club journals and newsletters. Scott is currently the President of the Canadian Numismatic Research Society and is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association, the Ontario Numismatic Association and the Canadian Numismatic Research Society.
Scott sits on the board for the Canadian Association For Numismatic Education and the
J. Douglas Ferguson Foundation. This past summer Scott had the privilege of being selected to speak at the Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand’s 1st International Numismatic Conference, representing the RCNA and North America.
|| Auction Information |
This years auction will be conducted by Jeffrey Hoare Ltd.
Numismatic and Military Auction —
Saturday, April 18 (12:30–7:00 pm)
|| Banquet Information |
Saturday, April 18 —
6:30pm – 7:00pm — Pre-Banquet Reception
7:00pm – 11:00pm — Annual Banquet
11:00pm – 1:00am — President's Reception
Banquet Speaker - Our Banquet speaker this year is Sherman Zavitz, Niagara Historian.
Master of Ceremonies - This year the banquet Master of Ceremonies is Bret Evans, President of the RCNA