Vice-Regal Patronage Granted

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon Governor General of Canada.
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon Governor General of Canada.

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., O.Q., C.D., Governor General of Canada, has extended her patronage to CAPEX 22, the first International One Frame Stamp Championship Exhibition. Her Excellency is also the patron of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC), Canada’s national philatelic society, the host of CAPEX 22. Since 1947, each successive Canadian governor general has been the patron of the RPSC.

About CAPEX 22
CAPEX 22 is the first international stamp exhibition to be held in Canada since 1996, and there have only been six others previous, beginning in 1951. CAPEX 22 International One Frame Stamp Championship Exhibition is being held June 9-12, 2022 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) in the heart or Toronto’s downtown enter-tainment district and, with 400 exhibit frames, CAPEX 22 will also be the largest showing of one frame exhibits at any exhibition, ever. The exhibition will also have over 100 philatelic literature exhibits both in traditional print for-mat and with four categories of digital literature including philatelic websites. The exhibition’s bourse area will consist of more than 75 Canadian and International dealers, providing a full range of philatelic material for exhibi-tion attendees. CAPEX 22 is also being held under the patronage of the Federaçion Interamericana de Filatelia (FIAF) and the recognition of Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP). Further information on CAPEX 22 is avail-able at

About the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC)
The RPSC, founded in 1887, is Canada’s national organization for stamp collectors. It provides the leadership role for the promotion and encouragement of stamp collecting for Canadians of all ages, genders and ethnicity, and is an inclu-sive organization. The RPSC offers educational programs to enhance the knowledge, skills and attitudes of the col-lecting community, and represents Canadian collectors in worldwide philatelic exhibitions and to worldwide philatelic organizations. It publishes The Canadian Philatelist, its scholarly and informative journal, six times a year. Royal pat-ronage was granted in 1947, and has continued ever since. As Canada’s national philatelic organization, the RPSC is the official host of CAPEX 22. Further information on the RPSC is available at

CAPEX 22, RPSC/SRPC, Press Contact/Personne ressource:
The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada/Société royale de philatélie du Canada
Tel/Tél: (416) 921-2077; (888) 285-4143

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