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ORAPEX is the Ottawa RA Centre Philatelic EXhibition. 2017 will mark the 56th edition 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 2017
May 6 - 7, 2017

RA Centre
2451 Riverside Dr.
Ottawa, Ontario

Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-4

Free admission and parking.

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ORAPEX 2017 Theme:
Ships and Ship Mail – Building a Nation

Each year, ORAPEX has a theme. For the 2017 show, the theme will be Ships and Ship Mail – Building a Nation.

ORAPEX boasts about 40 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.


Schedule of Events

Saturday, May 6
10:00Show opens Curling rink
18:00Show closes
18:30Awards Reception
Wine and Cheese - $15 tickets available at the Welcome Desk (subject to availability)
Confederation Lounge
Sunday, May 7
8:00-10:00Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada
PSSC Members' breakfast
Outaouais Room
10:00Show opens Curling rink
11:00-12:30Judges' Feedback Session Courtside A
15:00-15:45Meet the exhibitors at their exhibits Curling rink
16:00Show closes