Glasfax was founded in 1967 during Canada's Centennial celebrations. The driving force behind the early growth of the organization was Thomas B. King, Secretary of the Dominion Glass Company in Montreal, Quebec. Today there are three chapters each with its own features and agenda based upon the four objectives of Glasfax:
- District III with members in the Greater Toronto Area
- District IV with a membership based in Southwestern Ontario
- District X for members in any other location including the USA.
Membership is open to those who are interested in contributing to our objectives in some practical way. A new member enjoys all the privileges, responsibilities and fun of being a Glasfax member!
District III, Biennial Conference, Brantford, Ontario, June 2018. Keynote Speaker Diane Cruxton (holding amber sugar basin) discuss the "Marquis of Lorne" pattern with Don Wilson. Numerous pieces of the pattern fill the shelves of the display case. Another discussion is taking place between Dave and Terry Lowe and Sid Lethbridge.
Fiftieth Anniversary with a special mini-conference held in London, Ontario. Members from all three districts attend; of particular note was the participation of two Charter Members: Don Kennedy Jr. and Jackie Davis cutting the cake.
Click on the logo to read the fifty year history of Glasfax
To celebrate Canada’s 150th, Glasfax mounted a Summer-long display of "Canadian" glass at the Backus-Page House Museum , Wallacetown, Ontario.