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wrgmr131 Mar 2017 8:10 a.m. PST

Trumpeter Salute Convention starts tonight at Bonsor Community Centre in Burnaby, B.C. Canada

The White Rock Gamers are putting on 4 games Saturday.

MajorB31 Mar 2017 9:44 a.m. PST

Not to be confused with the REAL Salute:


Big Red Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2017 5:37 p.m. PST

I believe the Canadian Salute was first.

MajorB01 Apr 2017 3:55 a.m. PST

Ths Salute event in the UK has been going since 1980. How long for the Canadian one?

wrgmr101 Apr 2017 5:49 a.m. PST

Since the early 1970's.

MajorB01 Apr 2017 11:42 a.m. PST

Ah, my apologies, I need to correct my previous comment:
"In April 1972 the Club ran its first open day for the public. Called "Salute" it was held at the Surrey Tavern at the Oval Cricket ground."

wrgmr102 Apr 2017 6:24 p.m. PST

MajorB, thanks for your apology, that was very honerable.
However, it turns out SLW Salute was indeed before The Trumpeter Salute.
I recall attending these in the 70's, which was a few years ago now. I spoke with one of the senior members today at the convention, he said that the Trumpeter club put on conventions under the name VanCon, for Vancouver Canada in the 70's. It was only in the 80's that the Trumpeter club changed the name Salute. Thus I was erroneous in saying it was in the early 70's that The Trumpeter Salute originated.
With expanding of the internet, having two Salutes somehow wrankled the feathers of the SLW. They insisted that the Trumpeters change the name.
Thus came Trumpeter Salute. It seems a logical and fair compromise.
It is now my turn to apologize to you.
Our Trumpeter Salute is nothing like Salute, we get 150 to 200 attendees.
The games are fun, all participation. It is a great weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of gaming, meeting friends and kibitzing.

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2017 5:49 a.m. PST

I believe the South London Warlord's Salute was first.

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