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

14 Oct 2023
Details updated: 22 Sep 2023

St. Lawrence Seaway

The St. Lawrence Seaway Regional Group is holding its semi-annual meeting in Perth on Saturday, 14 October.

Venue (same as in years past)
McMartin House at the corner of Gore and Harvey Streets

10:00 am - 1:00 pm Trading session for members
  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm General meeting
            * Review of BNAPEX 2023 Halifax
            * Planning for BNAPEX 2024 Kingston
            * 1-8 page show-and-tell from your collection
  5:30 pm Group dinner at a restaurant in Perth

Scenic Perth is on Highway 7, a pleasant one hour drive west southwest from Ottawa. Meet with your fellow collectors, and have a relaxed and rewarding day discussing philately.

Meeting details

29 Oct 2023
Details updated: 25 Sep 2023

Lower Canada / Bas Canada

The Lower Canada / Bas Canada Regional Group is holding a meeting at the Quebec Old Paper Show.

Sunday, 29 Oct., from 8:30 to 10:30

2301, 1ere Avenue
Quebec City

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Speakers
- Un pli mortuaire de 1856 de Limerick à Québec (Jean-Pierre Forest)
- Two simple “covers” yielding two different stories in 1861 and 1865 (David Schurman)
- Une carte d’Émile Nelligan - Un aperçu de la recherche (Luc Frève)
- Show & Tell/Exchange

IMPORTANT: In order to plan the quantity of food for the breakfast, please send an email to Luc Frève ( if you are planning to attend.

The breakfast is free. Voluntary contributions will be accepted.

St. Lawrence Seaway Regional Group

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
  • Chairman: Dave Bartlet email

Info, events, meeting reports | Calgary covers

Dixie Beavers

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
  • Chairman: Dennis R. Amos email

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: Wayne Schnarr 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
  • 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
  • Charles Livermore email


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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