CANPEX is the acronym for CAnadian National Philatelic EXhibition, the first of which was in 2016. It is hosted by the Middlesex Stamp Club and is managed by volunteers from various stamp clubs in Southern Ontario and related philatelic organizations and societies. CANPEX is one of a few National Level exhibitions and stamp marketplaces held annually in Canada. It is sanctioned by The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada and is part of the American Philatelic Societies "World Series of Philately".

Each year CANPEX recognizes a significant event or milestone in the history of the area. The theme of the 2024 exhibition is the 100th Anniversary of The Royal Canadian Air Force. On June 24,1940 RCAF Crumlin Station opened as the home of: No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School and No. 4 Air Observer School of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. By the time No. 4 AOS closed in December 1944, 4,439 students had graduated from the school. RCAF Station Crumlin remained open after WWII, eventually becoming part of the post-war RCAF. The name of the station changed to RCAF Station London. The former station is now the London International Airport.


October 19 - October 20, 2024
The Hellenic Community Centre
133 Southdale Rd. West
London, Ontario

Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4
Free Admission, free parking, lunch counter.

For travel information click on the "Directions" and/or "Accommodations" buttons above.

For further information click on the "Contacts" button above.

CANPEX is an event where collectors can gather to purchase stamps and postal history, view an impressive array of exhibits, and renew old acquaintances. The highlight of the weekend is the awards reception. It's a great chance for everyone to socialize after the exhibits have been judged. Click “Reception” above for information on tickets. Please join us as we celebrate philately and Stamp Collecting Month.