Summer and Fall 2015
Enjoy your summer and as you prepare for the fall school startup be sure to keep your membership active and make use of all the great resources available through OBEA.
Congratulations to everyone who attended to make OBEA's Spring Conference 2015 a success. Our Professional Development VP's, Kevin Johnstone and Amy Hargrave and their team put together a wonderful lineup of workshops that were well received. Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors, SAGE, Chartered Professional Accountants and Investor Education Fund for your continued support as well as the vendors and educational partners who also participated in our conference. Our keynote speakers, Randall Craig, spoke on the topic of Social Media, and Robin Taub, spoke about the need to teach students about financial literacy with ideas on how to incorporate this in lessons. Each keynote provided many ideas that participants could take back to their classrooms. Of course, the venue, Holiday Inn Express, Airport, and the team that helps support this conference each year with a level of service that is unsurpassed, from ensuring session rooms are ready, preparing and serving the wonderful breakfasts and lunches as well as the excellent service they provide to ensure the success of the conference. Lastly, OBEA would like to thank the participants who support and attend the conference. We do this for you and cannot run this conference without you. We truly hope that you take back many ideas and resources to incorporate into lessons for your business classrooms. Tell your colleagues about your conference experience and we hope to see you and your colleagues next year.
Congratulations to Rosy Nadalin Kennedy, York Region DSB, our Hillmer Award winner this year. Rosy’s contribution to both OBEA as well as business studies throughout the years makes her a well -deserved recipient of this award. Congratulations as well to the Award of Merit winners, Lisa Omeri, Halton DSB, Brian Raposo, York Region DSB, Bill Schoenhardt , York Region DSB. The Accounting Teacher of the Year Award, sponsored by the Chartered Professional Accountants, was awarded to Dan Pasic, Thames Valley DSB. Jeff Balch and Kathi Bogue were presented with the Lifetime Membership Award. Both Jeff and Kathi have taught over 30 years and are retiring this year. Congratulations to each of you. This year, OBEA presented Special Recognition Awards to Bruce White and Bill Schreiter for their continued support of OBEA by delivering many workshops year after year at our conferences. OBEA also presented the Special Recognition Award to Chris Allum, former OBEA liaison for our corporate sponsor, Investor Education Fund, for her continued support of OBEA for many years. Thank you.
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Due to the ongoing labour strife throughout the province of Ontario, OBEA has decided not to offer a Fall Conference this year. Stayed tuned though, as OBEA moves forward to deliver to you new and updated communication tools.
OBEA hopes that all members have a smooth and hopefully stress free remaining weeks before the end of the school year and once again thank you for your ongoing support.
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