Welcome to the 57th annual O.N.A. Convention page.
This year's convention is being hosted by the Ontario
|| Ontario Numismatic Association 57th Annual Convention - 2019 |
Plans for our 57th annual convention are underway. Check back often for new information and updates as they become available.
We invite you to attend our next convention at the Ambassador Hotel in Kingston,
April 12-14, 2019.
Map to our Convention
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU
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General / Hotel Booking Information
Please Join Us:
Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14, 2019
Daily Admission only $3.00
Children 17 and under free.
See the program of events listing for a complete schedule.
Ambassador, Hotel and Conference Centre
1550 Princess St,
Kingston, ON K7M 9E3
Phone: 1 (613) 548-3605
Convention daily rate*:
|Room Type|| |
|Traditional, 2 Queen Beds||$119|| |
|Business Class — King Bed||$127|| |
|Whirlpool King Room ||$147|| |
• 246 guest rooms, including 175 Two-Queen rooms and 67 King & King Whirlpool rooms
• Large indoor pool, waterslide, splash pad, dry sauna, steam room, two hot tubs, and fitness center
• Over 22,000 sq. ft of flexible meeting & banquet facilities accommodating up to 600 people
• Complimentary Parking
• Complimentary Wireless High Speed Internet Access in all Hotel areas
• On-site 24-hour business center
• Full service on-site restaurant, JM's Restaurant & Lounge
• Room service
• In-room voice mail, irons & ironing boards, coffee makers, flat screen TV
* All rates are net non-commissionable and subject to the total tax and fee rate for Guestrooms of 16.39%.
A valid credit card is required to guarantee all reservations. Individuals making their own reservations should contact the Hotel at 1-800-267-7880 or email at email@example.com, and quote the Group Name Ontario Numismatic Association. The Hotel will honour reservations received by the March 12, 2019. Reservations received after this date are subject to space availability and rate availability.
If you would like further information, not available in these convention page tabs, please contact:
Convention General Chairman - Robb McPherson at (519) 577-7206;
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For a list of committee members please click on the Convention Committee tab.
2019 Convention Medal
Register quickly and securely online using PayPal or by sending in the completed registration by mail along with a cheque to the address noted at the bottom of the form. The Registration Chairman and the O.N.A. Treasurer will also accept completed forms at many of the local area coin shows or club meetings in Southwestern Ontario. Kits must be picked up at the convention during hours specified in the program of events.
Requests for additional items will be accepted during the registration period pending availability and combined with your existing order.
Although on-line registration is now closed additional passes, a small number of Banquet tickets and a selection of past souvenirs medals will be available at the sales desk while supplies last. Or contact Robb McPherson at: email@example.com
On-line registration is now closed.
| 2019 57th Annual Convention Medal |
Our 57th convention medal design was chosen by the convention committee from a conceopt design submitted by Kingston Numismatic Association member Michael Platt. The medal features the Kingston City Hall circa 1867.
“After the original Kinston town hall was destroyed by fire in 1840 mayor John Counter commissioned archtect George Browne to design a new town hall that would reflect the city's status as the Provincial Capital. The building was completed in November 1844, just 6-months after the seat of Government was moved to Montreal. In 1908, a fire destroyed the main dome, which was reconstructed with a new clock. ”
Silver and Brass medals will be in short supply with a limited mintage of only 30 and 25 respectivley. Copper will also have a limited mintage of 80 this year.
(Images: Concept art; Heavy Cameo, Proof-like strike of Silver Reverse Medal.)
These beautiful, heavy cameo, medals are sure to sell out so reserve yours today!
|| Banquet Information |
Saturday, April 13 —
6:30pm – 7:00pm — Pre-Banquet Reception
7:00pm – 11:00pm — Annual Banquet
11:00pm – 12:00am — President's Reception
Banquet Speaker - Our Banquet speaker this year is Peter Gower.
Program of Events
|| Education Symposium |
Our Education Chairman, Scott Douglas, is pleased to announce our Friday, April 12, afternoon Education Symposium!
"The Ontario Numismatic Association is proud to present three of Ontario's premier numismatists participating in the Educational Symposium on Friday, April 12th at our 2019 convention in Kingston," said Scott, "It is my hope that everyone will attend what is sure to be an informative look at our world of numismatics. From education we gain knowledge. With knowledge we gain wisdom."
You are invited to attend all Education Symposiums free of charge, everyone is welcome.
Just For Juniors
|| Convention Events |
|| Bourse Information |
Bourse and Display
floor open to the Public!
Friday, April 12 — Noon til 6:00 pm
Saturday, April 13 — 10:00 am til 5:00 pm
and Sunday, April 14 — 10:00 am til 1:00 pm
*** BUY * SELL * TRADE * APPRAISE ***
Over 35 Qualified Dealers
Daily Admission only $3.00,
Youths under 17 are FREE
3-Day, EARLY ADMISSION, Floor Pass $15.00
The following events are taking place specifically for Youths (under the age of 18) members and their visitors to the O.N.A. convention.
|| RCNA Sponsored Coin Kids Junior table |
The Ontario Numismatic Association, in conjunction with the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association, are pleased to invite you to visit the Junior Numismatists table located just outside the bourse room. Material is graciously donated by numismatic dealers, club members and the Royal Canadian Mint. Please parents, be reminded that this table is strictly for juniors. Let your young numismatists have fun, Absolutely NO coaching or prompting! The material is available at "special" pricing to to make the hobby affordable for young numismatists.
|| Coin-Kids Auction |
The RCNA Coin Kids Auction has been a continuing success. Let's do it again this year!
Saturday, April 13 (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm) —
Coin-Kids Auction sponsored by the RCNA
location: Lisbon Room.
Remember, space is limited to the first 50 juniors to register for the auction.
Register early and avoid disappointment!
|| Junior Registration Kit |
Why not maximize your enjoyment of the convention by registering as a convention attendee. The Junior Registration Kit, containing many great items, is just $5.00!
You can't go wrong!
|| Interested in Exhibiting at the ONA? |
Please fill out and mail in the Exhibit Application form below.
For further information please contact our 2019 Exhibits Chairman, Chris Boyer, by email at this link.
|| 2019 Convention Committee Members |
|General Chairman||Robb McPherson and Lisa McPherson|
|Guest Speaker||Peter Gower|
|Bourse Chairman||Sean Sinclair|
|Registration Chairman||Robb McPherson|
|Registration Kits||Lisa McPherson|
|Exhibit Chairman||Chris Boyer|
|Head Exhibits Judge||Paul Johnson|
|Exhibits Judges||Dick Dunn, Norm Belsten and Chris Boyer|
|Convention Souvenir Book||Henry Nienhuis|
|Publicity Chairperson||Lisa McPherson |
|Education Programing||Scott Douglas|
|Hospitality||Robb and Lisa McPherson|