History about CHAS
The Canadian Historical Arms Society, based in Edmonton, Alberta welcomes all individuals who have a shared interest in arms to join our organization.
Our society was founded in 1967 by a group of individuals interested in the collection, preservation, and application of all categories of arms, from bayonet and Samurai swords, antique and modern military arms and accoutrements to black powder muzzleloaders. Today CHAS undertakes a wide variety of activities throughout the year. In addition to hosting informative monthly meetings, publishing a member newsletter, holding an annual gun show and a variety of special events, and supporting a number of local charities, the club provides access to both indoor and outdoor ranges for its members to encourage active participation in shooting sports.
CHAS members are of diverse ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities. Club members include everyone from students, homemakers, farmers, and Armed Forces members to realtors, teachers, doctors, and accountants.
We invite all members to attend our monthly meetings, and encourage everyone to get actively involved in the club.