Early Bird Deadline is may 31st for the OHA Convention

Good evening!

Only 79 days left until we can all descend upon Ottawa (Kanata) to enjoy the meticulously planned events our District 2 friends have in store for us. Fantastic accommodations at the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata, delicious meals, wonderful bus trips, exciting guest speakers and much, much more awaits you.

Hurry and register today to attend our 3-day Ontario Horticultural Association’s Convention and Annual General Meeting on July 21-23. You won’t want to miss out on our special Early Bird Registration rate of $325.00! The Early Bird Rate ends on May 31st then our Standard Registration Rate of $400 will apply from June 1st to July 5th.

Check out the convention page on the gardenontario.org website at:  https://gardenontario.org/convention/

Delegates wishing to attend either Friday or Saturday, can register at our Single Day Rate of $200.00/day. Registration fees include: admission to all the plenary sessions, seminar speakers, Friday evening entertainment/Silent Auction as well as daily breakfast and morning breaks.

Please note: Accommodations, lunches, dinners, alcoholic beverages and bus trips are all additional costs.  Lunch and dinner meal options for purchase can be found on https://gardenontario.org/convention/ and don’t forget to let us know if you have any food allergies!

Before registering, please discuss your society/club’s voting preferences to ensure all of your votes are accounted for during the AGM. Each delegate needs to register as either “voting” or “non-voting” and needs to indicate the number of proxy votes, if required. Proxy forms are accessible on  https://gardenontario.org/convention/. Please contact me should you require any assistance and email all completed proxy forms to me at registrar@gardenontario.org.  The resolutions will be distributed to all Societies/Clubs after June 1st, as per our Bylaws. 

Don’t delay any longer and please contact the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata to book your stay. Phone or email their INHOUSE Reservations Team, Monday to Friday between 8 am and 6 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm:

Email: reservations@brookstreet.com 

Be sure to let them know you are staying with the “OHA 2023 Convention” to ensure you receive the preferred rate of $165 + tax/fees per night.  Rooms are Queen or King with two beds in each room.

It’s Ceilidh time! Our District 2 Convention hosts have a great party lined up for us to enjoy during our Friday night entertainment. This is sure to be an enchanting and entertaining evening feature four performances by Ottawa Valley musicians.  Let’s Party! 

Delegates can look forward to brushing up their bidding skills ready for the Friday night Silent Auction.  Take a peek at all of the auction items and get ready to bid! https://www.youtube.com/@district2web558   

Wondering what to do after the morning plenary sessions on Friday and Saturday? It’s your choice, take in a seminar or be adventurous and book a Bus Trip and/or visit the Competition Rooms and Vendors.   

  • A great line up of seminar speakers on various interesting topics have been arranged; 4 sessions at 1:30 p.m. and 4 more at 3:00 p.m each day! Be sure to register your choices now!
  • The Competition Rooms will be open on Friday from 12 to 5 pm and on Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm.  For your shopping pleasure, the vendors will be open from 8 am to 5 pm on Friday and Saturday. 
  • To view the exciting Bus Trip and Seminar details, please visit our website at https://gardenontario.org/convention. When you register, please Indicate your bus trip and seminar choices (not the same day, though) and please email your bus waiver forms to Donna Hussey at registrar@gardenontario.org.

For your convenience, payment for your registration, meals and bus trips can be made via a cheque or E-Transfer.  

If paying by cheque, please make the cheque payable to the

Ontario Horticultural Association” 

c/o Marian Heil, OHA Treasurer

56 Glen Cannon Drive, Stoney Creek, ON L8G 4E1

OR By E-Transfer to treasurer4oha@gmail.com

(Please include your full Name and Society Name in the Notes Field) 

Payment is due upon registration.

If you have any questions, please email me, Donna Hussey, the OHA Registrar at registrar@gardenontario.org or our OHA Secretary at ohasecretary@gmail.com.  

Thank you District 2 for all of your hard work organizing and planning this exciting first in-person Convention in years! Our Convention Delegates are in for a treat!

Reach out if you need help and I am looking forward to seeing you all!

Take Care & Register today!

Kelly for Donna Hussey

OHA Registrar

Kelly Taylor

Ontario Horticultural Association Secretary

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