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ORAPEX, the Ottawa Regional Association of Stamp Exhibitions, is back! ORAPEX 2022 will be held at the Nepean Sportsplex on April 23-24, 2022. The theme is "Topicals, Thematics, and Illustrated Mail."

2022 will mark the 59th 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."

April 23 9am-6pm
April 24 9am-4pm

Nepean Sportsplex
1701 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K2G 1W2

Free admission and parking.

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Please book your accommodations early, as this is a busy weekend!
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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.

Saturday, April 23
9:00Show opens Curling rink
11:30-13:00American Topical Association Roundtable, and ATA Projects
Dawn Hamman, ATA President
Halls C and D
13:00-14:30Postal History Society of Canada
Roundtable discussion, David Hobden, President
Halls C and D
14:30-16:00BNAPS St. Lawrence Seaway Group Meeting
Presentation (Bill Walton): Paquebot Cancels
Halls C and D
18:00Show closes
18:30-21:00Awards Reception
Wine and Cheese - $30 tickets available at the Welcome Desk (subject to availability)
Richmond Room
Sunday, April 24
8:00-10:00PSSC Breakfast
Presentation (Leopold Beaudet): The Philatelic Scene
Richmond Room
9:00Show opens Curling rink
10:00-11:30American Topical Association Thematic Exhibits
Dawn Hamman, ATA President
Halls C and D
11:30-13:30Judges' Feedback Session Halls C and D
13:30-14:30BNAPS Squared Circles Study Group meeting
Host: Rick Friesen
Halls C and D
14:30-16:00Canadian Aerophilatelic Society meeting
Presentation (Steve Johnson): Yukon Airways
Halls C and D
15:00-15:45Meet the exhibitors at their exhibits Curling rink
16:00Show closes