By John Foust
I remember stopping for directions to a golf course. "How do I get to Sea Palms?" I asked. The young man behind the counter of the convenience store responded with his own question, "From here?" I almost laughed out loud at the absurdity - and the profoundness - of his comment. Directions always start from where we are at the moment.
OCNA is looking forward to seeing members from across the province on Friday, May 22 during the National Conference and BNC Awards Gala at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.
The Gala Reception, sponsored by OLG, begins at 5:30PM in the Osegoode Ballroom.
Guests will be seated at 6:30PM for the BNC Awards Gala, sponsored by Ontario Power Generation, when presentations will begin and dinner will be served.
The Board of Directors of the Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA) is pleased to welcome Caroline Medwell as Executive Director. A successful advertising executive and newspaper professional, Medwell will provide leadership to the $6 million industry association, its 305 community newspaper members, and our Ad*Reach division.
2014 Insurance Bureau of Canada Community Award
in Memory of Mary Knowles
Recipient: Pamela Steel, Regional News Editor,
Metroland Muskoka Region
Pamela Steel epitomizes volunteerism. She is a familiar face within Muskoka, working as regional news editor for three newspapers; the Gravenhurst Banner, Bracebridge Examiner and Huntsville Forester. She frequently attends fundraisers and events throughout the district, and is constantly giving her time and effort to better the lives of others.
On Monday, March 9, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, hosted the 34th annual Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards ceremony in her Suite at Queen's Park. Twelve outstanding youth from across Ontario were recognized in front of family and friends for their inspiring community involvement.
The Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA) would like to thank corporate sponsors TD Bank Group and Insurance Bureau of Canada, as well its member newspapers for their continued commitment to recognize tomorrow's leaders.
Discover innovative business strategies, practical ideas and creative ways to serve and connect with your community - all at the 2015 National Conference.
The Insurance Bureau of Canada Community Award in Memory of Mary Knowles was created by the Ontario Community Newspapers Foundation, the charitable division of OCNA which provides funding for industry and educational endeavours.
Mary Knowles was a dedicated newspaper employee, and an active community member who died from breast cancer in 1996. This award is presented each year to recognize volunteer contributions and involvement of dedicated newspaper staff within their community.
OCNA is proud to recognize the outstanding quality work produced each week by its member community newspapers and showcase it to readers and advertisers.
The top three finalists of the BNC Awards have been announced in alphabetical order. Visit http://ocna.org/2014_BNC_Awards_Finalists to see the complete list of results.