IPMS Winnipeg is ...
The local chapter of the world wide International Plastic Modeller's Society.
The club came into existence in 1968 with only a handful of members. Since those early days it has grown considerably and developed to become a chartered Chapter of IPMS Canada, and more recently a Chapter ofIPMS/USA as part of Region 13 of that organization. IPMS Winnipeg also has ties to a sister Chapter in Venezuela.
The Chapter is a group comprised of individuals from many different backgrounds and with a diversity of interests and skills having been brought together through a common interest in the hobby of scale modelling, sharing in the camaraderie and supporting the hobby of scale model building within the modelling community as a whole, and encouraging and promoting the hobby wherever possible.
IPMS Winnipeg adopted the name, THE VALOUR ROAD CHAPTER. The significance of this name is related to the street in Winnipeg called VALOUR ROAD, a street located close to the club's headquarters at the St. James Legion. In the British Commonwealth, the highest medal awarded for bravery in combat was the Victoria Cross. Winnipeg has the unique distinction of having the highest number of Victoria Crosses awarded to men from one city outside Great Britain proper. Valour Road, which used to be called Pine Street, had three soldiers from the same street awarded the Victoria Cross in the First World War.
Other Manitoba servicemen honoured with the Victoria Cross were Col Billy Barker, a First World War flying ace and Pilot Officer Andrew Mynarski, a Second World War Lancaster crewman. IPMS Winnipeg recognizes this outstanding service by honouring these brave men with reference to Valour Road.
You don't have to be an expert ...
Whether you're a once-a-year kit builder or determined to build every biplane that flew in the First World War, you are welcome to come out to one of our monthly meetings for a look at what we do.
What we offer is a chance to meet and share common interests while exchanging "tricks of the trade",reference materials or that place to find the replacement for a lost part.
Come and meet us ...
The club holds regular meetings the first Wednesday of the month throughout the year.
The club meets at the Royal Canadian Legion St. James Branch #4, located at 1755 Portage Ave., Winnipeg.
The meetings are held in the second floor multi-purpose room and start at 19:00 (7:00 PM), running until about 22:00 (10:00 PM). Through the course of the year, the club holds both regular and themed contests open to club members. The club also shows off their talents in club displays at local malls and at local events such as the annual ValourCon Competition and Show.
Club meetings are a great place to get advice and help with that special modelling project. Skill-enhancing demonstrations that are done at meetings will help you model that military figure or realistic waves for your model ship.
The club publishes a digital resource base filled with news, reviews and research articles provided by our members for our members. Many of the club members will also sell "gently used" models, tools and reference materials, usually at the beginning of each meeting.
President: Peter KallenbachVice President: Doug RobertsTreasurer: John BradleyCommunications: Matt DuboisContest Director: Graham HunterMedia: Mike LangeMember-at-Large: Bill Zuk
So you want to become a member of IPMS Winnipeg? Here's how!
Just come down to one of our monthly meetings held on the first Wednesday of the month at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4, 1755 Portage Avenue. Our annual dues are $25.00 and are prorated.
Any inquiries can be directed to the IPMS Winnipeg email address.