The Winnipeg chapter of International Plastic Modellers Society is seen here displaying at the 2016 Manitoba Mega Train Show.
The Valour Road chapter of the International Plastic Modellers Society (IPMS) has extended an invitation to all those who are interested in modelling to be their guest at their next monthly meeting, which will be held on January 11, 2017 at 7:00PM at the St. James Legion, 1755 Portage Avenue, in the multi-purpose room on the second floor.
The club’s theme at this meeting is to learn more about the other model clubs in Winnipeg. An open invitation has been given to all the model clubs and their representatives to join them at this meeting. The program also includes displays of models by their members. This is also their annual general meeting, and elections for the President and Treasurer will take place.
IPMS Winnipeg usually meets at 7:00PM on the first Wednesday of the month (January is the exception). Each meeting is attended by about 30 to 40 members of the 80-strong chapter.
Since 1968, IPMS has been the world’s premier organization dedicated to scale modelling as a hobby, with members across the country and the world.The IPMS has regional chapters from coast to coast. It publishes a quarterly journal, electronic newsletters, and holds annual conventions.
In 2014, the Winnipeg chapter launched a “Support Your Local Hobby Shop” campaign. Representatives from local hobby shops have been invited to speak at their meetings. These visits have provided members with more information about the advantages of supporting a local business.