OCNA Spring Convention and BNC Gala Suspended
After a lot of careful consultation and thoughtful dialogue, the OCNA has made the difficult decision to suspend our planned events on April 2/3: the Annual General Meeting, our Spring Convention, the Better Newspaper Awards Gala, and other activities and awards planned for that time and place. All indicators point to an increasing threat from COVID-19 over the next few weeks or more, and we have an obligation to do our part to mitigate community transmission and uphold the health and safety of our members and the public.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and are very sad that we won't be able to celebrate and share with you as soon as we had hoped.
If you have booked your own rooms, please cancel them as soon as possible. There should be no penalty at this time.
In the meantime, don't worry! We are investigating options for rescheduling or restructuring events, and will keep you posted on next steps.
Your patience is appreciated, and any ideas or comments are welcome.