St. Catharines Stamp Club member Wilma Borger (centre) receives an RPSC Volunteer Award from President David Hillier (left) and Past-President Stuart Keeley (right) in 2019. Photo by Jesse Robitaille.

The St. Catharines Stamp Club (Royal Philatelic Society of Canada Chapter 53) has more than seven decades of history in Ontario’s “Garden City.”

We hold biweekly meetings, manage a comprehensive club circuit, offer an extensive library to our members and host a popular annual show, Cathex, every January.

Our executive includes:

  • President Dave Hillier;
  • Vice-President Ken Meyers;
  • Treasurer Jim Glen;
  • Secretary Rod Paige; and
  • Interim Circuit Manager and Immediate Past President Stuart Keeley.


The St. Catharines Stamp Club’s annual Cathex show returns on Jan. 29, 2022, with 10 dealers, club circuit books, a children’s area, free admission and parking plus the ever-popular lunch counter. The show runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

This year’s 72nd Cathex, slated for Jan. 30, 2021, was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To read more about the club’s annual show, including a full review of the 71st Cathex in January 2020, click here.

Also depending on the pandemic, the club plans to meet on the third Tuesday of each month (effective October 2020) to enjoy the social and trading aspects of collecting stamps. Previously, the club met on the first and third Wednesday of each month.


Our meetings are held at the wheelchair-accessible Grantham Lions Club on 732 Niagara St., St. Catharines, and usually run from 6:45 p.m.-8:45 p.m. Every meeting has club circuit books, a five-cent stamp box and a dealer, and the second meeting of the month is usually an auction night.

Directions: From the QEW, take the Niagara Street exit and go north on Niagara Street (towards Lake Ontario). The Grantham Lions Club is about four kilometres north of the QEW. The hall is on the right side of the street after Linwell Road and before Lakeshore Road.

For more information, contact club President Dave Hillier by email or telephone (905-641-2318).