January News
President's Message

Dear OCA Members,

Happy New Year to everyone!

The next two weeks of January are going to be very busy for all of us.Please note the details below for the following events taking place: Annual General Meeting, the Awards Dinner and the 2015 Annual Conference.


The 82nd OCA Annual General Meeting (AGM) 
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

3:00 PM
Sunnybrook Estates - Vaughan Estates
Academy of Medicine (Room)

(If you are travelling south on Bayview, turn left at the lights after the Lawrence Ave. bridge onto Armistice Drive. The first house that you come to is Vaughan Estates. Signage for the Vaughan Estates will help you find the house & parking lot.) 
OCA Awards Dinner
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

5:30 PM - Reception
6:00 PM - Dinner
Sunnybrook Estates - Vaughan Estates
Main Reception Area & Main Ballroom
(see above for directions)



2015 OCA Annual Conference

Wednesday, January 28, Thursday, January 29 and Friday, January 30th
Hilton Hotel - Markham Suites  

8500 Warden Ave., Markham, ON

he Conference Brochure is now posted on the OCA's Homepage.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the brochure for detailed information.
  If you are thinking of registering for the conference please do so as soon as possible. Don't forget to confirm you hotel accommodation, as well.



At this time, I would like to thank all Members for their contributions to the Association. Members have supported the OCA in so many ways over the past year. 

I look forward to seeing everyone at all of the January events. 

Adam Kronick 

Annual General Meeting 

Awards Night Dinner
Calendar of Events

Mark your calendars for important OCA event dates, please  Read more

2015 Annual Director's Conference
January 28-30, 2015 at the
Hilton Hotel-Markham Suites
Register now for the  
2015 Conference!

Book your hotel suite here.
Join us on January 20th, 2015 for the AGM at 3:00 pm. For more info click here. 

Immediately following the AGM is the Awards Night Dinner beginning at 5:30 pm. RSVP here.
Finding a
Camp Nurse

By: Cheryl Bernknopf, RN

Reflections on Hiring Camp Staff 

By: Jeanne Muellerleile
Health Care Committee

Registered Nurse and Health Care Committee Member Cheryl Bernknopf stresses the importance of hiring a Camp Nurse and all the steps you should take to make your
health care team the best available for your campers.


OCA Preferred Vendor & Affiliate Spotlight  
 Outdoor Council of Canada Field Leader Training

Join the OCC on January 26th & 27th, for their certified field leader training. Click here for more information on this educational event.

 ACA's Camping Magazine
This Camp Director of Camp Courageous in Iowa walks you through her experiences with hiring camp staff and gives you all the step-by-step information you need to navigate through your 2015 hiring process.

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