GOLF HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA

Toronto Golf and Travel Show
International Centre, Mississauga, February 8 – 10, 2019

Please scroll to the bottom of the page to see some pictures from the event.

Some post-show remarks from show coordinator, Stan Lapidus:

The 2019 show has come and gone. And, despite a smaller venue at the International Center (Hall 5 instead of the usual Hall 2), the crowds seemed to be about the same..... the usual 20,000 give or take a few. Thanks first and foremost to my fellow vendors Craig Blair, Downtown Dave Blocksidge and Ian MacCrimmon. Without their commitment, hard work, and the eclectic / interesting golf stuff they bring....the TG&T show would not be nearly as compelling as they help make it....and for sure, the GHSC would not be getting nearly the exposure we get because of their efforts. Sales for the GHSC vendors were brisk, particularly for Craig, who had his "Team Blair" out in full force. Thank you guys. And thanks to the GHSC for its support as well.

To those folks who volunteered their time and energy, who once again demonstrated their passion for hickory golf and charmed the passersby, a huge THANK YOU on behalf of the GHSC. Specifically, (in no particular order) Dave Finn, Priscilla Chung, Ron Dunn, Jeff Rogers, Phil Williams and Lorne Emery. Dave, Lorne and Ron were "first time Ambassadors" who did a great job in spreading their enthusiasm for GHSC and we will hopefully be able to call upon their many talents in other endeavours down the road. The only disappointing aspect of our show, was that we were without Ron Archer (and his kilt) who, for reasons well beyond his control, was not able to join us this year.

As last year, we ran a draw / contest for a bag of hickories. The lucky winner was GRANT SMILLIE.


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Stan Lapidus and Jeff Rogers (the perennial "poster boy" for hickory golfers)
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Craig Blair with new wife Lucy. Congratulations. (Lucy got a crash course in "golf collecting".)
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The one and only Ian MacCrimmon... with the newest addition to his vast Canadian golf memorabilia collection. Looks great on him, eh.
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The draw prize - a bag of hickories, won by Grant Smillie.
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Downtown Dave and long time member Phil Williams. Thumbs up and well done.
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Team Blair: Jackie Lucas, Craig and Lucy.
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FRESH FACES: DAVE FINN AND RON DUNN ON THE WINGS, WITH THE ALWAYS ENTERTAINING PHIL WILLIAMS.
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Jeff Rogers with a guest
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GHSC member and Georgian College golf program student Eric Reid with Downtown Dave Blocksidge
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GHSC Social Media Coordinator Dave Finn with the draw prize and some of the vendors' items
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Craig Blair showing visitors some of his many collectibles
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Stan Lapidus with some of the items he had for sale himself
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GHSC member Eric Reid at the Georgian College booth with others from the golf program there