Gem & Mineral Federation of Canada

La federation Canadienne des gemmes et des minéraux

Federation Member Groups

Alberta Federation Of Rock Clubs

Central Alberta Rock & Gem Club

British Columbia Lapidary Society

1120 Rock Club (Kelowna)
Cowichan Valley Rockhounds (Duncan)
Creston Valley Prospectors & Lapidary Club (Creston)
Golden Rock & Fossil Club
High Country Rockhound Club (Logan Lake)
Interlakes Rockhounders (100 Mile House)
Lakes District Rock & Gem Club (Burns Lake)
Parksville & District Rock & Gem Club
Port Moody Rock & Gem Club
Princeton Rock & Fossil Club
Quesnel Tumbling Rivers Rock Club
Raft River Rockhounds (Clearwater)
Richmond Gem & Mineral Club
Selkirk Rock & Mineral Club (Slocan Valley)
Shuswap Rock Club (Sorrento)
Spruce City Rock & Gem Club (Prince George)


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2016-2017 GMFC Executive
President:Peter HagarPrairie Rock & Gem Society, Regina SK
1st Vice President:Dave Barclay1120 Rock Club, Kelowna BC / Vernon Lapidary & Mineral Club, BC
2nd Vice President:Brett JensenSouthern Alberta Rockhounds, Lethbridge AB
Treasurer:Laurie FabrickMid Pro Rock & Gem Society, Prince Albert SK
Insurance Director:High Country Rockhound Club, Logan Lake BC / Thompson Valley Rock Club, BC
Director:Robert BrownFraser Valley Rock and Gem Club, BC / BCLS President
Director:Don Fabrick Mid Pro Rock & Gem Society, Prince Albert SK
Director:Fraser Valley Rock & Gem Club / BCLS 3rd VP, BC
Director:Linda ZepikVernon Lapidary & Mineral Club / Penticton Geological & Lapidary Club
Director:Ken Dewerson1120 Rock Club, Kelowna BC
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Scholarship Details


To provide undergraduate scholarships in the amount of Five Hundred Dollars ($500) to first year students at accredited Canadian universities, colleges and technical schools. The scholarship money is to be used exclusively for tuition and books.


Gem & Mineral Federation of Canada
La Federation Canadienne des gemmes et des minéraux

Scholarship Foundation

Since its formation, the G.M.F.C. has been collecting memorial donations in a special account. In 1987 a committee was formed to establish a scholarship fund with Tax exemption status. In 1993, the G.M.F.C. Scholarship Foundation Inc. was incorporated and operational.

At the 1994 Annual General Meeting, it was announced that a Graduate Scholarship of $1,000 would be awarded to a student in the Earth Sciences. Each member club is encouraged to nominate a candidate for The Honourary Scholarship Award every year. The candidate must be a club member who has performed outstanding service to the Earth Sciences through his/her work for the hobby. The winner has the honour of selecting the university where the scholarship will be awarded in his/her name. The first scholarship was awarded in the name of Mel Epp of The Southern Alberta Rockhounds, at the University of Calgary in 1994.

Only interest earned on the donations can be paid out as a scholarship. In every year since 1994, we have funded a $1,000 graduate scholarship at a Canadian University in the name of deserving rockhound.

In 1998, the Scholarship Foundation awarded the first undergraduate scholarship of $500 to a first year student. In 1999, two $500 undergraduate scholarships and one $1000 graduate scholarship were awarded. The $1000 scholarship is fully funded while the number of $500 undergraduate scholarships awarded is dependent on interest rate, which can vary from year to year.

To qualify for the undergraduate scholarship, the student must be the child or grandchild of a G.M.F.C. member who has been a member in good standing for at least five years. If the parent or grandparent is deceased, he/she must have been member for five years prior to death