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Historical Arms Collectors of BC

Welcome to The Historical Arms Collectors Society of British Columbia’s website. A proud supporter of the BC Cancer Society’s “Camp Good Times”, summer camp for kids fighting cancer as well as the CKNW Kids Fund.






If you can produce a membership card from 2019 or 2020 you will have free access to the shows in Sept. and Nov. 2021.
If not you will have to pay the entry fee of $5
New Membership Cards will be available for purchase at the January 2022 show.  Please Do not try and order cards by mail, they are only available at the shows.



Gordon Bader 604.747.4704

The two day show at Heritage Park on the third weekend of March 2022 is coming up.  Many members have left their table rentals from March 2020 with the club so their tables are already paid for.  Some members may want more tables or less than paid for so to avoid confusion for this upcoming show, all members wishing to have tables must send in a new application form.  Please indicate on the application that you have already paid and the number that you have paid for.  If additional tables are needed, indicate that on the application form and include payment for any extra.

All applications will be verified against our records of payment and we will try to place you where you want.  Because of many table cancellations and the re-assigning of these tables in 2020, this may not always be possible but we will try our best.




Jay Groening 778.835.8864
All shows at the Evergreen Hall have a 64 table layout. Our two day shows are up to a 74 table layout. All HACS members must be a paid up and in good standing to rent tables at any shows.


A large number of tables are rented on a yearly basis. A number of tables are available for single show rentals for $20.00 per table with a two table limit. All shows will be sold out on a waiting list. You can book tables at any show for any following show. Please pay Jennifer at the front desk and get a table assigned for the next show or contact Jay Groening at 778.835.8864





Ron Tyson was one of the founding members of HACS 50 years ago in 1970.  He organized and set up the shows in Vancouver, Burnaby and Coquitlam.  He had help of course but no one worked harder than Ron.  It was a major social part of his lifestyle.  His wife traveled with him to Gun Shows across Canada and the US.  Ron has served as our President for many years now.  When we had to leave Burnaby the shows were re-located to Chilliwack where we have enjoyed several years of successful gun shows.  In appreciation for all he has done for HACS he was presented with a wall plaque of Recognition for his Service to HACS.  We intended to present the plaque at the AGM at the March show but Covid-19 struck.  Ron had tables at the Hunting & Fishing show at the Armories Hall on Princess Avenue in Chilliwack on July 11th.  I saw him there in the early morning.  He told me his last show will be at the Armories Hall in Chilliwack in Sept.  He is retiring.  I went home, got the plaque and presented it in the afternoon.  You can see how surprised and pleased he was by the photos, courtesy of Bryan Gagne.  I wanted to do the presentation at a gun show with some of his peers present.  It worked out well.