BNAPS Regional Groups

Throughout the United States and Canada, BNAPS members have formed regional groups (listed below) that meet one or more times a year. Meetings are much like mini-conventions, some lasting the weekend, during which strong philatelic friendships flourish, and both knowledge and material are exchanged.

If you love BNA stamps and covers and enjoy meeting others who share your enthusiasm, you are likely to find the benefits of a BNAPS regional group worth the Society dues alone.

Vice President Regional Groups
Upcoming Regional Group Events

25 Sep 2020 - 26 Sep 2020
Details updated: 28 Aug 2020

Pacific Northwest

The meeting has been CANCELLED and will be replaced with a Zoom meeting with time and date to be announced.

This year the annual BNAPS Regional convention is being held in the sunny Okanagan at Vernon, BC conveniently located at the Fairfield Inn & Suites

Friday September 25 2020 Meet & Greet
Saturday September 26 2020 6 Educational Sessions

Membership in BNAPS is not required to attend, just an interest in expanding your philatelic knowledge, meeting like minded philatelists and having some fun.
Fees are modest at $30.
If you would like to attend, email Mark Oakley at
And we will send you a registration package.
Or call 250 878 2700

Visit Regional Group pages

26 Sep 2020
Details updated: 10 Sep 2020

Golden Horseshoe

The Golden Horseshoe Regional Group will hold a Virtual Zoom meeting on Saturday 26 September at 1300 EDT. The meeting requires an invitation link which will be provided via email from the Golden Horseshoe Group.

There will be some announcements, and you will be able to add any of your own, just by speaking up at the appropriate time.

Topic: "Victoria Red Leaf Issue Advertising Postal Cards: History, Design, Regulations"
Presenter: Chris Ellis

If there is enough time, there will be an opportunity for "show and tell". If you have something you'd like to share, make a digital copy of your item and have it open on your computer desktop before the meeting begins. When it is your turn to show your item, just click on the button at the bottom of the Zoom screen that says, "Share Screen", and then select your item - your item will appear and you can speak about it.

As this will be our first experience with such a meeting, we may encounter a gremlin or two. But Charles has had good experience with Zoom and will likely be able to guide us through to calm waters.

We hope to "see" as many of you as possible, and we hope you'll give us your feedback about the meeting afterwards.

A device with camera and speakers is best such as a computer, laptop, tablet or even smartphone can be used with the meeting, but a camera is not necessary to view or participate in the meeting.

Golden Horseshoe Regional Group pages

17 Oct 2020
Details updated: 11 Jun 2020

St. Lawrence Seaway

The St Lawrence Seaway Regional group will be hosting a Zoom meeting on 17 October 2020 using Zoom from 1-5PM. More details to follow.

St Lawrence Seaway Regional Group pages

Regional Groups

Atlantic Provinces

NS, NB, PEI, Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Chairman: J. A. Forbes, Jr. email
  • Coordinator: Gary W. Steele email

Events and meeting reports


Calgary and surroundings

Group information | Calgary covers | Review of new Calgary RG book

Dixie Beavers

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

Events and meeting reports


Edmonton and surroundings

Meeting dates

Golden Horseshoe

Southern Ontario, western New York, eastern Michigan and northern Ohio
  • Chairman: James H. Watt email
  • Secretary: Peter J. McCarthy email

Events and meetings

Golden West

California, Arizona, Nevada

Events and meeting reports

Lower Canada / Bas Canada

  • Co-chairman: Mark Berner email
  • Co-chairman: Luc Freve email

Events and meeting reports

Manitoba-Northwestern Ontario

Manitoba, northern Ontario, Minnesota, North and South Dakota
  • Chairman: Robert J. Elias email
  • Secretary: Gordon Turnbull email

Group History | Meetings


Virginia, West Virginia, DC, Delaware, Maryland

Report of August 2010 meeting of this group


Indiana, western Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska


Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Maine, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Massachusetts


Pacific Northwest

British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Yukon
  • Chairman: Mark Oakley email
  • Treasurer: William A. Verbruggen email

Events, reports, newsletters

Prairie Beaver

Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana
  • Chairman: George B. Dresser email
  • Newsletter editor: Victor Willson email

Events, reports, newsletters

St. Lawrence Seaway

Eastern Ontario, western Quebec
  • Co-chairman: Christopher J. Anstead email
  • Co-chairman: Robert Lemire email


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