Welcome to the 56th annual O.N.A. Convention page.
This year's convention is being hosted by the Ontario
|| Ontario Numismatic Association 56th Annual Convention - 2018 |
Plans for our 56th 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 Kitchener Holiday Inn,
April 20-22, 2018.
Map to our Convention
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU
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General / Hotel Booking Information
Please Join Us:
Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22, 2018
Daily Admission only $3.00
Children 17 and under free.
See the program of events listing for a complete schedule.
Holiday Inn, Kitchener-Waterloo, Hotel and Conference Centre
30 Fairway Road South,
Kitchener, ON N2A 2N2
Phone: 1 (519) 893-1211
Convention daily rate*:
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• Complimentary safety deposit boxes, available at the Front Desk
• Free self-parking
* for either a King size single-bed or 2 double-beds, non-smoking room.
Subject to 13% taxes + $3.00 DMF. Does not include breakfast.
Please remember to place your reservation by telephone at
1 (519) 893-1211 to book directly with the Kitchener location;
mention the ONA Convention to receive the special rate.
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.
2018 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.
We encourage you to get the most out of the annual three day event while also supporting the organization and its activities by purchasing a main registration kit, souvenir medal or banquet ticket. Less than 100 main registration kits will be made available this year on a first come first served basis.
Attractively priced Spousal and YN kits (under 18) are also an excellent and affordable way to get the whole family involved and start the annual tradition of attending the O.N.A.show together. Convention medals are highly sought after by many collectors given their extremely low mintage. Banquet tickets are also in great demand with many attendees viewing the awards ceremony as the highlight of their entire weekend.
Advance registration provides far more benefits than just paying the daily Bourse admission and/or attending the many free events planned for Saturday and Sunday. Get the VIP treatment with the exclusive Friday kick-off celebration consisting of the Bourse preview and welcome reception attended by registrants, dealers and dignitaries. Access before the general public affords pass holders and registrants the luxury of being among the first on the sales floor while also freeing up precious time to participate in activities, socialize with collectors and attend important club and association meetings. By taking advantage of this valuable benefit not only will you feel less hurried, there is a greater potential to find that special item(s) you have been looking to add to your collection or the right dealer if you are looking to sell.
Avoid disappointment by placing your order before the April 8, 2018 deadline as orders will not be processed after this date. Medals and Banquet tickets provided there are any still remaining, will be sold on a first come first served basis at the convention sales desk.
On-line registration is now closed.
| 2018 56th Annual Convention Medal |
Our 56th convention medal design was chosen by the convention committee from a design submitted by ONA member Greg McEvoy. The medal features a braided wreath design composed of six maple leaves and intertwining branches.
“The six maple leaves in this braided wreath design represent each of the Six Nations and
the intertwining branches reflecting the winding path of the Grand River itself.”
For further details follow the link here
Silver and Brass medals will be in short supply with a limited mintage of only 40 and 25 respectivley. Copper will also have a limited mintage of 100 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 21 —
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 James Charlton Jr..
Program of Events
|| Education Symposium |
Our Education Chairman, Scott Douglas, is pleased to announce our Friday, April 20, 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 20th at our 2018 convention in Kitchener," 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 20 — Noon til 6:00 pm
Saturday, April 21 — 10:00 am til 5:00 pm
and Sunday, April 22 — 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
Just for Juniors Information has not yet been announced.
|| Interested in Exhibiting at the ONA? |
Please fill out and mail in the Exhibit Application form below.
For further information please contact our 2018 Exhibits Chairman, Chris Boyer, by email at this link.
|| 2018 Convention Committee Members |
|General Chairman||Robb McPherson and Lisa McPherson|
|Guest Speaker||James Charlton Jr.|
|Bourse Chairman||Ben Dettweiler|
|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|
Ontario Numismatic Association (O.N.A.)
P.O. Box 40033, RPO Waterloo Square, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 4V1, Canada
Attention: David Bawcutt, Membership Chairman
or Email: Membership Information
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