The Ontario Numismatic Association (ONA) has finalized its plans for its 60th anniversary convention, to be held in September in conjunction with Trajan Publishing’s National Postage Stamp & Coin Show in Mississauga, Ont.
After bourse revenue decreased, fundraising initiatives became unfeasible and the costs of hosting a major convention increased in recent years, the ONA executive decided to partner with Trajan’s biannual show, held each spring and fall.
“This way, we do not have to look after the bourse and can work towards our goal of education and helping our member clubs,” ONA convention chair Robb McPherson wrote in the group’s July-August issue of the Ontario Numismatist.
The ONA Convention will run throughout the National Postage Stamp & Coin Show on Sept. 9-11 at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale hotel.
The ONA will also issue its 60th annual convention medal this fall. One copper medal will be included with each main convention registration kit while brass and silver medals will available for purchase.
The registration form will soon be available on the ONA website, the-ona.ca, and in the July-August Ontario Numismatist.
CCN will also publish a full ONA Convention preview in an upcoming issue.