We love to encourage people to pursue their interest in numismatics: the collecting of coins, medals, and paper money. We also provide assistance to individuals who want to learn more about numismatics, and host events to bring leading experts to our city. The Calgary Numismatic Society is pleased to host the 2019 Royal Canadian Numismatic Association Educational Symposium at the 2019 Calgary RCNA Convention. This year’s Educational Symposium will cover two days, welcoming eight leading numismatists to offer their expertise and insight on a wide range of topics: Marina Fischer, Sean Sinclair, Eric Jensen, Stan Clute, Michael Souza, Lisa Dare, Barrie Renwick, and past Calgary Numismatic Society president Neil Probert.
Thursday, July 18, 2019
1:00 p.m. –Michael Souza: The Occupation of Hong Kong and the Life of a Veteran
Originally from Hong Kong, Michael Souza immigrated to Canada in 1968. He worked as a tax auditor, and obtained his CGA designation, entering a long career with the Canada Revenue Agency. Now retired, Michael has been a North Shore Numismatic Society member since 1988 and currently holds the President, Secretary, and Treasurer positions in the club. He also holds membership in the B.C. Philatelic Society and the Vancouver and North Carolina Chapters of the International Bank Note Society.
Michael spends most of his time organizing his club’s five annual Coins, Stamps & Collectible Shows as well as monthly club meetings. He is also active in making presentations at other local coin and stamp clubs.
2:00 p.m. –Lisa Dare: Numismatics 101 –A Spouse’s Guide to Understanding and Living with a collector
What do you do if your spouse is an avid collector? Lisa Dare will share her perspective, as well as lighthearted insights, from the spouse of a devoted numismatist. She’s spent a great deal of time meeting and having conversations with other collectors, after being introduced to the hobby by her husband.
Lisa is an executive and leadership coach in Calgary, and is currently the principal and CEO of her own coaching, consulting and facilitation firm. While not a serious collector herself, she has been known to indulge in the occasional purchase from the Royal Canadian Mint.
Did you catch our earlier RCNA Educational Symposium announcement on Eric Jensen and Stan Clute? Don’t miss the chance to see these experts speak live at the 2019 Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) Educational Symposium at the 2019 RCNA Convention!
Event and booking details
2019 Calgary RCNA Convention - July 16, 2019, to July 20, 2019
Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza & Conference Centre
1316 -33Street NE