Trumpeter Salute Tabletop Games Convention (45TH Annual)
March 16-18th, 2018
This is Canada's largest annual miniatures gaming convention & the second-largest in the Northwest. The Trumpeter Salute Tabletop Games Convention features:
• Historical, Science Fiction & Fantasy Miniatures Gaming
• Large Display Games
• Board Games
• "Stand alone" tournaments such as Warhammer 40K on Saturday and Watch the Skies event on Sunday.
• Hobby Vendors & "Swap and Shop" tables
• Numerous Prize Draws
Dates: March 16-17-18th, 2018
Hours: Friday 7pm-11pm; Saturday (3 sessions) 9am-11pm; "Big Game" Sunday 10am-4pm
Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex, Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby BC (near the Metrotown SkyTrain Station on the 2nd floor)
Admission: $30 Full Weekend - $10 Friday - $20 Saturday - $10 Sunday
Tickets: Admission is sold at door (no online sales). Trumpeter society members who purchased the "Full Meal Deal" package are pre-paid for Trumpeter Salute entry.
Remember: Register early -- this will ensure that you will get the time slot and table size you need for your game(s).
Final DEADLINE to register your games is: February 27th, 2018
Big Game Sunday at Trumpeter Salute
The 10am-4pm time slot on Sunday offers the longest gaming period at Trumpeter Salute. If you want to present a special, or a large game, take advantage of this 6-hour time slot.
Prize draws are conducted once during each time slot throughout the convention. Participants and game presenters are each given a raffle ticket, and in the case of game presenters, are given a participation ticket and a presenters raffle ticket. Raffle prizes comprise game items such as miniatures, game books and magazines, paints, dice, etc., to Gift Certificates for Imperial Hobbies.
Vendors List 2018
Bring & Buy Info and Form Download
This is your chance to sell and buy miniatures, games, terrain, books, etc. Our volunteers handle the sales - you receive the cash, in exchange for a 10% donation of the selling price to the society. Download, print and fill out the forms in advance: Bring & Buy Instructions and Forms
Parking and Early Game Setup
Trumpeter Salute is held at Bonsor Community Centre (Burnaby) which can be very busy with public activities on weekends. If you are driving, try to arrive up to an one hour before the scheduled start time of your event to ensure you get a good parking space -- this is especially true if you are carrying gaming gear!
PEL (Games List) Trumpeter Salute 2017 (click button to download PEL)
Trumpeter Society Food Services
Trumpeter Salute features a staffed concession/cantina running the duration of the convention. Food services, during the convention features hotdogs, drinks and snacks, all at reasonable prices.
• Pizza by the slice is available at 5:00pm onward on Saturday. This is a favourite Trumpeter Salute tradition.
For local food alternatives, go to:
Local Food Services
Do you have suggestions for food you would like to see at the Trumpeter concession/cantina? Talk with concession/cantina staff (Archie or Bruce), or send a note to: GamesMaster
Nearby Hotel Accommodation
Holiday Inn Express Vancouver - Metrotown (Burnaby)
Address: 4405 Central Blvd, Burnaby, BC V5H 4M3
Phone: (604) 438-1881
Trumpeter Salute Convention
Trumpeter Salute has been hosted in the Vancouver area since 1973, and sees over 275 individual visitors attending each year with over 100 tabletop games being presented. For more photos of Trumpeter Society events go to the Games Gallery