2019 ONA Convention coming to Kingston

The 57th annual Ontario Numismatic Association (ONA) Convention is returning to Kingston, Ont., next April.

Next year will mark only the second time the ONA’s big show has been held in Kingston, which played host to the convention in 2010. The 2019 show—taking place April 12-14—will be held at the Ambassador Hotel and Conference Centre on 1550 Princess St. Surrounded by the Marshland Conservation Area, the hotel is only minutes away from many of the city’s attractions, including the Kingston Penitentiary, Fort Henry National Historic Site and the Bellevue House National Historic Site of Canada (prime minister Sir John A. Macdonald’s former home).

“Kingston is an exciting and historical place and I know it will leave a favourable impression on everyone,” said ONA President Scott Douglas in the “President’s Message” of the July-August 2018 issue of The Ontario Numismatist, the ONA’s official publication.


The first order of business for next year’s show is the convention medal, which will be chosen via a design contest open to all ONA members.

“Keep in mind that the portrait of Sir John A. Macdonald was used on the 2010 medal so everything except that topic is open for consideration,” said ONA Treasurer Robb McPherson, who’s also the association’s past president.

More details about the design contest will be available soon.

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