2020 President’s Message

On behalf of the Winnipeg Pin Collectors Club, I would like to wish everyone a very
Happy New Year. It is my sincere hope that the year 2020 will prove to be your best
year yet. May you be blessed with good health, prosperity and much happiness.
This year the pin club is celebrating its 33rd Anniversary. The pin club continues to
grow and prosper thanks to ongoing support from our regular and corporate members
as well as from the many new members who have joined our pin club in the past year.
Our international pin club has members living throughout Canada, the USA, the United
Kingdom, Denmark & Germany.

2020 is expected to be another banner year as our club members continue to enjoy the
fellowship and camaraderie that goes along with belonging to a non-profit pin club that
encourages members to enjoy both collecting and trading pins as well as making new
friends with fellow club members throughout the world.

Our 2020 club pin, which features the 1 st Train to Churchill being greeted by a polar
bear also celebrates Manitoba’s 150 th Anniversary (1870 – 2020) (when the province
joined Confederation), offers pin club members the opportunity to either select one pin
in a choice of five colors as part of their $20.00 membership dues or pay $40.00 for
their membership dues and receive a complete set of five limited edition 1 st train to
Churchill pins with the following different background colors i.e. Black (night scene),
Blue (spring/summer scene), Yellow (sunrise scene), Orange (sunset scene) and Purple
(Northern lights scene). The majority of club members have opted for the five pin set.
Only 100 pins were produced in each color which makes the pin set a very limited
production. As we have done in the past, Laurie Artiss the Pin People are the
producers of our club pins. They have a reputation for excellence throughout the world
which is very important to people who value having high quality pins in their
collections.

In addition to our monthly meetings, the pin club has many other exciting activities
planned for 2020.

Some of these activities include:
– Monday – June 1st Summer Wind-Up at the Norwood Legion, 134 Marion Street,
Winnipeg
– Wednesday, July 1st – 20th annual Canada Day Pin show at The Forks
– Monday, October 5th– Annual auction of pins and collectibles at the Norwood Legion.
– Tuesday, December 1st – Christmas party at the Royal Fork Buffet Restaurant, Unit
900 – 1615 Regent Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
– Thursday, December 31st – New Year’s Eve brunch at the Royal Fork Buffet
Restaurant, Unit 900 – 1615 Regent Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The Winnipeg Pin Collectors Club has something to offer people of all ages from
youths to adults to seniors. If you like pins and having fun, then for sure you will have
a great time at our meetings and events. It’s a great way to meet new people and have
lots of fun at the same time. Please feel free to come and join us at one of our monthly
meetings located at the Norwood Legion, 134 Marion Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba and
find out for yourself. We meet at 6:30 pm on the 1st Monday of every month.

It should be noted that since the Norwood Legion will be closed on Monday, September
7th, the meeting will actually be held on Monday, September 14th. There will be no
meetings in July and August. I am looking forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Ron Boily
President
Winnipeg Pin Collectors Club
Email: rjpboily@shaw.ca

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