OACA has been providing support to our professionals and members since 1972. On this very special anniversary, I hope you all take time from your busy schedules and join us to celebrate your contribution toward development in our Province. You won't want to miss it!”
Denise M. Rundle, OACA President
We are very excited to present to you the 2017 Ontario Association of Committees of Adjustment and Consent Authorities (OACA) Annual Conference Information and Registration Package. The City of Ottawa, the nation’s capital, will be your host for this year’s event themed: “Conference in our Capital”. Join us as we celebrate OACA's 45th anniversary! Not only will you be celebrating OACA’s upcoming anniversary, you will be celebrating Canada's 150th Anniversary as well! Together, this creates a once in a life time opportunity for both OACA members and non-members to enjoy great attractions and festivities taking place in Ottawa at this exciting time.
Here are just some events happening in Ottawa while you are in town:
- Doors Open Ottawa
- Ottawa RedBlacks (Preseason Game)
- Big Band Dance: Carribbean Carnival
- Ottawa Dog Festival
As a delegate at this year’s conference you will have the opportunity to take part in many educational and motivating workshops, networking opportunities with friends and colleagues from near and far, as well as let your hair down, enjoy the City of Ottawa, and our annual banquet. We have chosen a variety of workshops for our members, staff, and committee members. Delegates will be free to attend the workshops of their choice subject to availability.
Our companion program offers a two-day package that we know all companions will enjoy. Monday’s program will include a walking tour, lunch in the ByWard market, and visiting the Notre Dame Cathedral. Tuesday our companions will visit Rideau Hall and the Royal Canadian Mint. For full details see the Companion Program section of the newsletter.
Monday evening, delegates and companions will be provided a buffet style dinner at the hotel and then a free evening to discover the beautiful city and all it has to offer. We will be located in the heart of Ottawa, a five minute walk from Parliament Hill, Sparks Street, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Within a five minute drive, you’ll also have quick access to the ByWard Market (including the new Inspiration Village!), National Gallery of Canada, the Rideau Centre, the National Art Centre, Confederation Park, and the Casino du Lac Leamy.
Tuesday evening will be our annual banquet at the Delta Ottawa City Centre which will include a delicious meal and dancing the night away to a variety of tunes provided by DJ ‘Play Loud Productions’.
Should you be interested in researching some of the interesting attractions and festivities going on in the City you should visit www.ottawatourism.ca and www.ottawa2017.ca.
To avoid late fees, please be sure your registration is received by April 21, 2017. Please see Registration Form for more details.