Ontario Model Soldier Society

Ontario Model Soldier Society

October 27, 2005 11:33 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: The Ontario Model Soldier Society Annual Show Largest Model Soldier Show in Canada

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 27, 2005) -

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On Saturday, November 12th, 2005 the Ontario Model Soldier Society (OMSS) will hold its Annual Show - the largest model soldier show in Canada. This event will showcase some of the finest and oldest collections of military figurines. Members will bring their collections of military figurines to display to the public and compete for recognition of the quality of their craftsmanship and their artistic achievements.

Event Details:

What: Ontario Model Soldier Society Annual Show - An open competition
and public show for Connoisseur Figures, Toy Soldiers, Armour
Artillery and Other Vehicles, Aircraft Models, Dioramas and

When: Saturday, November 12th, 2005

Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Where: Branch 101, Royal Canadian Legion
3850 Lakeshore Rd. (W. of Brown's Line)
Toronto, Ontario

"This event is an excellent opportunity for our members to showcase their talents. It's also a terrific venue to introduce the general public to this interesting hobby and view some amazing collections," said Don Melhuish, a longtime member of the OMSS and expert on the subject of military figurines. "Not all members feel the need to exhibit, but many turn out to talk to our visitors and prospective members."

Don Melhuish has created presentation figures for His Highness the Duke of Kent, Governor General Mitchener, Lt. Governor General Hal Jackman and the actor, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Don is very well-versed on all aspects of military miniatures and has made several appearances as a television guest on Breakfast Television and Elwy Yost's Saturday Night at the Movies.

The Ontario Model Soldier Society (OMSS) was created over fourty years ago by a few Canadian members of the British Model Soldier Society and has enjoyed steady growth since. A non-profit organization, the OMSS covers a wide spectrum of military miniatures including - Toy Soldiers, Connoisseur Figures, Flat Figures and War Game Figures. Rather than promote war, the OMSS proudly encourages the study of military history and maintaining traditions.

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