British Columbia

Record Conventions This Weekend

There will be two record conventions this weekend, one in Oshawa, Ontario and the other in Victoria, British Columbia. Both are on Sunday, the 12th of 2023/

The Oshawa CD/Record Show will be from 10am to 4pm at the LVIV Hall at 38 LVIV Blvd.

Admission will be $5 (kids 14 and under will get in free, as well as students with student ID). The nearest bus stops are on Simcoe St (bus stops #667 and #668). A trip platter is available on Durham Region Transit‘s web site for additional details.

The Victoria Record Fair will be hosted at the Fernwood Community Center, from 11am to 4pm.

Admission will be a suggested donation of $2 to $5 with proceeds going to the Victoria Native Friendship Center. Kids will get free admission and the nearest but stops are #100240 and #100245, at the corners of Fernwood and Gladstone.

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Record Conventions This Weekend

There will be four record convention this weekend, in Newfoundland, Ontario and British Columbia.

Starting East to West, the first convention will be on May 38th in St.John’s, Newfoundland from 8:30pm to 2:30pm at the St.John’s Farmers Market, at 245 Freshwater Road.

Admission for the St.John’s Record Fair with be $2 (or free for kids under 12) and the nearest bus stops are #2780 and #3080, facing the venue on Freshwater Road.


The next convention with occur on the same day in Peterborough, Ontario from 10am to 3pm at the StoneHouse Hall at 2195 Lansdowne Street.

Admission for the Peterborough-Kawartha Vinyl Record & Collectibles Show will be $4 and unfortunately there is no public transit in the area. The nearest bus stops are a 17 minute walk away at Dobbins and Landsdowne (Bus Stops #1302/#1600)


Another record convention will be occurring in Ontario on that day as well, this time in Bath at the MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company at 1915 County 22 Road from 10am to 4pm.

Admission at this venue will be free and the venue is also hosting an “old fashioned BBQ”.


On the west coast, the Vancouver Vinyl Record Show will be hosted at the Heritage Hall at 3102 Main St. from 11am to 4pm.

Admission with be $5 and the nearest bus stops to the venue are Bus Stops #50241 and #59581.

Enjoy. And remember, some dealers may only accept cash so be prepared.

This Weekend’s Record Conventions

There are four record conventions this weekend, three in the province of Ontario and one on Vancouver island in British Columbia.

The first convention, the Chatham Record Convention will be on Saturday, the 6th of May from 10am to 3pm at Moose Lodge 1692 at 850 Richmond St.

The nearest bus stop, #5124, is at the corner of Richmond and the Land Registry. And admission will be $2, which we be forwarded to Outreach For Hunger.


The Hamilton Vinyl Pop Up Sale will occur at the Doors Pub:Taco Joint and Metal Bar at 56 Hess Street South from 1 to 7pm on Saturday.

The nearest Bus Stop, #1009, is at Main and Queen. And admission will be free.


The Barrie Vinyl Record & Collectibles Show is occurring at the Allandale Recreation Centre the next day, on Sunday May 7th, 2023 from 10am to 3pm.

Admission will be $4 and the nearest bus stops are #94 and #42, both near the corner of Little Ave and Bayview Drive.


The Victoria Record Fair will be occurring on Sunday, May 7th, 2023 at the Fernwood Community Center, which is located at 1240 Gladstone Ave.

Admission will be $2 to $5 with free admission for kids. And the nearest bus stops are at Fernwood at Gladstone (#100240 / #100245).

Hopefully this will post fine. My previous record convention listing for last weekend failed for some reason. Argh!

I hope you get to find some gems. Enjoy your weekend.

BC Adds New Taxes

Streaming services will be subject to provincial sales taxes in the province of British Columbia, effective April 1st, 2021.

This tax was to be implemented on Canada Day but was brought forward.

Click Here for the Official Press Release on this tax.

Ticket Sales Act in BC

The Ticket Sales Act was introduced into the British Columbia provincial legislature today, in the to curb abuses in the ticket resale market in that province.

Proposed is a ban on bots that automatically purchase mass amount of tickets to live events and additional transparencies for consumers.

Additional information on Bill 27 – 2019 can be found by clicking here.

Changes in Retail Sales Taxes in BC and PEI

Effective today, residents of Prince Edward Island will be subject to a Harmonized Sales Tax of 14% on most services and products whilst British Columbia Residents will be subject to a Goods and Services Tax of 5%, which will be replacing the Harmonized Sales Tax of 12% in BC.

In British Columbia there will be a decrease in taxes on books (audio, electronic, bound and printed), basic cable services, concert tickets, music lessons and movie tickets but a combined tax of 12% (5% GST + 7% PST) will remain on most products and services. Individually purchased magazines will be subject to less taxes in this province.

In Prince Edward Island there will be decreases in retail sales taxes on CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays, MP3 players, DVD and Blu-Ray players, radios, stereos, televisions, movie tickets, basic cable subscriptions and individual magazine purchases. Audio Books and Books will still be subject to the GST at 5% in this province whilst music lessons will be exempt.

For additional information please consult the following documents :