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Welcome to the 61st annual O.N.A. Convention page.
This year's convention is being hosted by the Ontario
|| Ontario Numismatic Association 61st Annual Convention - 2023 |
Plans for our 61st 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 Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton,
March 31 – April 2, 2023.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU
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General / Hotel Booking Information
Please Join Us:
Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2, 2023
Open to the Public Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
See the program of events listing for a complete schedule.
Courtyard by Marriott
1224 Upper James St.
phone: (905) 383-7772
Convention daily rate*:
$169 + Tax per night.
* plus taxes and hotel charges.
Call the Hotel's direct line or their toll free Reservation Line, 1 (800) 960-2608 to make your reservations.
For individuals to receive the established Group rate, they MUST identify themselves as members of the Ontario Numismatic Association Annual Convention initially when making the reservation.
All reservations must be received by the groupâ€™s cut-off date of March 1, 2023. Reservations made after the cut-off date will be subject to availability and the current available rate.
If you would like further information, not available in these convention page tabs or need assistance in booking your room undeer the group rate, please contact:
Convention General Chairman - Robb McPherson at (519) 577-7206;
or email: email@example.com
For a list of committee members please click on the Convention Committee tab.
2023 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 80 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 March 15, 2023 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.
Registration is now open.
Convention Registration Mail-in Form
Convention Registration On-line through PayPal
| 2023 61st Annual Convention Medal |
The Ontario Numismatic Association's 61st convention medal design was chosen by the convention committee from a submitted design by Sean Sinclair.
“This year's ONA Convention Medal will feature an image of the HMCS Haida, a tribal-class destroyer that was constructed in the early years of World War II. ”
Haida is now a National Historic Site and floating museum, berthed at Hamilton's Naval Reserve Division, HMCS Star.
The convention medal is struck in three metals: .999 fine silver, brass, and copper; with cameo high-relief design features against mirrored proof-like fields.
The die was masterfully executed in very fine detail by Master Engraver, Larry Coburn, in conjunction with the Mississauga Mint.
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.
|| Banquet Information |
Saturday, April 1 —
6:30pm — Pre-Banquet Reception
7:00pm — Dinner
Dinner $65.00; include a full-course buffet dinner, keynote speaker, awards ceremony and draws games and draws.
Master of Ceremonies - This year's banquet Master of Ceremonies is Rick Dupuis.
Banquet Speaker - Our Banquet speaker this year is Jeff Topping, President/Chairman of Friends of HMCS HAIDA.
Program of Events
|| Education Symposium |
Our Education Moderator, Alan Roy, is pleased to announce our Saturday, April 1st Education Symposium in the Dundurn Room!
Saturday, April 1:
9:00 am – 10:00 am Educational Symposium – Sean Sinclair
Remembering Two World Wars
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Educational Symposium – Harry James
Hamilton and itâ€™s Numismatic Connection
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Educational Symposium – Stephen Adams
Chips, Cracks and Crud â€“ Die Damage Varieties on Coins
Just For Juniors
|| Convention Events |
|| Bourse Information |
Bourse and Display
floor open to the Public!
Saturday, April 1 — 10:00 am til 5:00 pm
Sunday, April 2 — 10:00 am til 1:00 pm
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 Youth Booth located in the bourse room (Lancaster Ballroom).
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.
The RCNA Youth Booth, open Saturday and Sunday, offers discounted coins, banknotes, woods, tokens, and supplies to those 17 and under.
|| Coin-Kids Auction |
The RCNA Coin Kids Auction has been a continuing success at past conventions. Let's get back to doing it again this year!
Saturday, April 1 (12:00 pm – 1:30 pm) —
location: Dundurn 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 only $5.00!
You can't go wrong!
You can register on-line HERE
|| Interested in Exhibiting at the ONA? |
Please fill out and mail in the Exhibit Application form below.
For further information please contact our 2023 Exhibits Chairman, Tony Verbruggen, by email at this link.
|| 2023 Convention Committee Members |
|General Co-Chairpersons||Robb and Lisa McPherson|
|Master of Ceremonies||Rick Dupuis|
|Guest Speaker||Jeff Topping, President/Chairman of Friends of HMCS HAIDA|
|Convention Coordinator||Cassidy Stroud|
|Bourse Chairperson||Jeff Wilson|
|Education Programing||Alan Roy|
|Registration Chairperson||Robb McPherson|
|Registration Kits||Lisa McPherson |
|Daily Admissions||ONA Volunteers|
|Exhibits Chairperson||Anthony Verbruggen|
|Head Exhibits Judge||Paul Johnson|
|Exhibits Judges||Dick Dunn, Norm Belsten and Bill Kamb|
|Awards Chairperson||Len Trakalo|
|Hospitality||Rose M. van Sickle and Helen Braun|
|Convention Souvenir Book||Henry Nienhuis|
|Advertising Chairperson||Lisa McPherson|
|Volunteer Coordinator||Len Trakalo|