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ORAPEX, the Ottawa Regional Association of Philatelic Exhibitions, returned in 2022 after a two-year absence. The show, whose theme was "Topicals, Thematics, and Illustrated Mail" was a huge success.

2023 will mark the 60th anniversary of this show, which is managed by volunteers drawn from the RA Stamp Club, the Amicale des philatélistes de l'Outaouais, the Ottawa Philatelic Society and related philatelic societies and organizations. ORAPEX is one of only a few national-level stamp shows held annually in Canada and is part of the American Philatelic Society's "World Series of Philately."

ORAPEX 2023
May 6 10am-6pm
May 7 10am-4pm

Nepean Sportsplex
1701 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K2G 1W2

Free admission and parking.

For travel info, click the 'Directions' button above.
Please book your accommodations early, as this is a busy weekend!
For further information, email us or click on the 'Resources' button above.

ORAPEX boasts about 35 stamp dealers in its bourse and runs an impressive series of society meetings, seminars and study groups. Bring your children to the Youth Booth to get them started on collecting! The show's awards reception is a highlight of the weekend and a great chance for everyone to socialize after the exhibits have been judged. (Awards Reception tickets will be available at the Welcome Booth at the show.) Please join us as we celebrate philately -- the hobbies of stamp collecting and postal history collecting.