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 of
IPMS/USA as part of Region 13 of that organization. IPMS Winnipeg also has ties to a sister Chapter in
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 communtiy
as a whole, and encouraging and promoting the hobby whereever possible.
IPMS Winnipeg adpoted the sub-title of THE VALOUR ROAD CHAPTER. The significance of this name is related to the
street in Winnipeg called VALOUR ROAD. 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 Britian proper. Valour Road, which used to be called Pine Street, had three
men from the same street awarded the Victoria Cross in World War One. Other local servicemen honoured with
the Victoria Cross were Billy Barker, a WWI flying
ace and Andrew Mynarski, a WWII 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
WWI, 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 through the year.
The club meets at the Royal Canadian Legion St. James Branch #4, Located at 1755 Portage Ave., Winnipeg.
The meetings start at 19:00(7:00pm) and run until about 22:00(10:00pm). 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 at club displays held at local venues such as the annual Winnipeg Hobby and Toy Show
and local malls.
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 quarterly journal and monthly bulletin filled with news, reviews and research
articles provided by our members for our members.
So you want to become a member of IPMS Winnipeg. Heres how
Just come down to one of our monthly meetings at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4
1755 Portage Avenue. Our annual dues are $25.00, this includes a subscription to
"THE SPRUE JOURNAL" a quarterly IPMS Winnipeg Publication and all the good times you
Any inquiries can be directed to the IPMS Winnipeg email address.