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Convention 2016

Experience the Grand July 29-31

"Experience the Grand" at the 110th convention of the Ontario Horticultural Association on July 29, 30 and 31, 2016, hosted by OHA District 19 in the Region of Waterloo.  Each day's meetings begin at 9:00 a.m.

The venue is the Crowne Plaza Hotel Kitchener-Waterloo, located in the Market District of downtown Kitchener within walking distance to many restaurants and local attractions.

Note: If you have registered for the Langdon Hall Dinner & Tour of Rockaway Gardens, please meet in the Crowne Plaza Hotel lobby for 4:45 pm Thursday evening to board the bus. The garden tour begins at 5:30 pm, followed by dinner at 6:30 pm.

Due to construction activities for the Kitchener Light Rail Construction, King Street will be closed while the convention is on. With this in mind, it's suggested that you use one of the following routes to get to the Crowne Plaza Hotel:

Directions from Highway 8 to the Crowne Plaza:
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Directions if you're coming in from Waterloo to the Crowne Plaza:
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Convention delegates—Don’t forget to pack your trowel for our Guerrilla Gardening adventure. We will meet in the main lobby of the Crowne Plaza Hotel for 8:30 pm Thursday evening. OHA President, Suzanne Hanna will lead interested participants in a short walk to a downtown Kitchener site to participate in some random acts of beautification. Passalong plants suitable for sun/shade are welcome! Come dressed for the weather!

On Friday night, District 19 will host a traditional Oktoberfest with a Silent Auction and Raffle. Enjoy a traditional Bavarian menu and the musical entertainment provided by the award winning Oompah band Twin City Alpine Echo. Don your Lederhosen (for men) or Dirndl (for women) and shake your feathers in a "Chicken Dance".

Saturday Night, the Awards Banquet will feature Dr. Ken Shonk who will speak about humour. The menu includes: Romaine Caesar Salad, Stuffed Chicken Breast, Roasted Parisian Potatoes, Sliced Carrots with brown sugar glazed and Green Bean Almandine with Chocolate Mousse cake, coffee and tea.

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