Here are a few links to interest you.
There are Bead Societies in most major cities, groups of beading enthusiasts who meet each month to share their passion for beads and beading of all kinds. Here are a few links to some of the ones that are in Ontario.
Gem and Mineral Clubs
We participate in many Gem and Mineral Show throughout the year and most are organized by the local clubs. Here is a list of clubs in the areas we travel to.
Brantford Lapidary and Mineral Society
Club de Mineralogie de Montreal
Kawartha Rock and Fossil Club
London Gem and Mineral Society
Montreal Gem and Mineral Club
Ottawa Lapsmith and Mineral Club
Scarborough Gem and Mineral Club
Sudbury Gem and Mineral Club