Feast on a little piece of peace this fall as we head north to
September 21—23, 2015
Feast on a little piece of peace this
fall as we head north to the shores of
Peninsula Lake for a taste of the
Muskoka cottage country at its
finest. There will be opportunities to
stretch your mind and muscles with
exciting new team building
exercises, a chance to see what’s
new at the trade show and plenty of
time to relax and reminisce with
good friends old and new.
DEERHURST & SKYLINE RESORT-HUNTSVILLE
Rates are available for a couple days before & after.
Main Building Guestroom or 1 Bedroom Suite: $182.00,
Summit One Bed Room: $202.00
(Rate is per night basis and subject to applicable taxes & resort fee.)
All rates are reserved until Monday August 31, 2015
Reservations: Please call 1-800-461-4393
Ask for ON Funeral Service Association
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 21: (Separate Registration form enclosed)
GOLF GAME at the Deerhurst Highlands Golf Course top 10 in Ontario:
12:30 Registration at golf course 1:30 Modified Shot Gun Start
Participate in one of the many other activities at Deerhurst, then join us at the Meet & Greet Dinner at the resort.
MEET & GREET DINNER (open to all)
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 22:
8 Tables + 8 Hot Topics + 10 Hot People = 15 Minutes of Stimulating Conversation
New at this year’s OFSA convention! Choose just 4 topics and then spend 15 minutes speed talking around the table to other keeners in the profession.
When the bell sounds you’ve got to move. You will come away with some great new ideas, concepts and changed thinking.
An exciting new event you will not want to miss!!!!
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSION
Join in on the all outrageous action of this new age and fun filled Professional Development Session. Wear comfy clothing and shoes.
OPENING LUNCH (Greetings from Mayor Scott Aitchison)
KEYNOTE SPEAKER (May include screening of the true-story movie, Taking Chance)
“Mass Fatalities and the Challenges" - William “Ziggy” Zwicharowski
For the past 15 years, William 'Ziggy' has served as the Mortuary Branch Chief, Dover Air Force Base Port Mortuary, Dover, DE.
He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and is a licensed funeral director/embalmer in Pennsylvania and Delaware.
He is a graduate of Lackawanna Jr. College, Scranton, PA (Business) and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He was the
founder and owner of Wm. Zwicharowski Funeral Home which he sold in 1999 to take a position at Dover.
Ziggy has served in some of the biggest major Mass Fatalities including the USS Cole Bombing, Space Shuttle Columbia, 911 Pentagon
Attack Victims and over 8,000 War Fallen from Iraqi and Afghanistan. Bill was named Air Force Civilian of the Year in 2004, Public
Servant of the year 2011 by Office of Special Council, and was the Air Force's advisor on the HBO movie "Taking Chance" starring
Kevin Bacon, based on real-life events, Lt. Col. Michael Strobla, volunteer military escort officer, accompanies the body of 19-year
old Marine Chance Phelps back to his hometown of Dubois, Wyoming.
OFFICIAL OPENING of TRADE SHOW
(Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres will be served)
List of Exhibitors:
Batesville Canada, Business Resource Strategies, Canadian Funeral & Cemetery Supply, Cardiac Canada, Cercueils Magog Caskets,
Chase Paymentech, Collection-Souvenir, Diesse Uniforms, Director on Call, Dodge (Canada), Douglas Distributors, Ecclesiastical Insurance,
Elemental Glassworks, Eternity’s Touch, Exotic India, FDPAUL.com, FrontRunner Pro, Funeraltech, Gravure-Craft Ltd.,
Guaranteed Funeral Deposits of Canada, H.S. Eckels and Company, Hourglass Distributors, INEX Inc, Kodak Alaris, Lackner McLennan Insurance Ltd,
Legacy Private Trust, Love Lives On, Marie-Lou Evolution, MacKinnon & Bowes, Memoria Jewelery, Messenger LLC, Mortware, My Babbo,
Northern Casket (1976) Ltd., Nunn Shannik Preneed Solutions, (OSAID) Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving, Sentiments Unlimited, Steeped Tea,
Sunwire Inc, TCS Funeral Services Ltd., TD Prepaid Services, Trillium Gift of Life, Vaella Consulting Inc, Victoriaville/Manchester, VidTime,
Wallace Furniture, William Douglas Group
7:00-10:00 DINNER and DECADES STAGE SHOW
(Separate ticketed event)
The Deerhurst Resort cast is on a not-so-secret mission to bring pop music's top moments under the spotlight with HIT LIST, the brand new stage show.
Firing up a totally different format from the past several years, HIT L!ST is an exhilarating 75 minute caper through music's most popular genres - from
rock, pop and reggae to country, indie and R&B. This year's ring of talented performers takes you from Bob Marley to
Meghan Trainor, Joe Cocker to Great Big Sea, Sam Smith to Amy Winehouse, and so many more.
Known for their strong vocals and skilled musicianship, the Deerhurst troupe is also adding drums to the show band for even more
entertainment punch. But it's not all about the audio. With spirited choreography, chameleon-like costume changes and state-of-theart lighting, the show is visually arresting as it is musically powerful.
One thing is for sure: whether you've got your sights on great entertainment for a special night out or a WOW factor for a group
event, HIT LIST will be 'mission accomplished'
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 23:
Hot Buffet Breakfast (Eclipse Dining Room)
“Making a Difference” - Steve Gilliland
A member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, Steve Gilliland is one of the most in-demand and top-rated speakers in the world. Recognized by his peers
as a master storyteller and brilliant comedian, he can be heard daily alongside Jeff Foxworthy on SiriusXM Radio’s Laugh USA and Blue Collar
Radio. As one newspaper stated, “Steve is what happens when the humor of Ron White collides with the inspiration of Zig Ziglar.”
In addition to his brilliant speaking career, Steve is an accomplished author, which is supported by his bestselling book Enjoy The Ride™ being on
the publisher’s best-seller list for seven consecutive years and being named Author of the Year in 2010. He was also recognized by Who’s Who for
Speakers and Business Professionals.
He built a multimillion-dollar company from the ground up on the same philosophy he expounds to his audiences: If
you continually learn more about your company, your industry, your customer and yourself, you will always be a
leader. You will be purpose-driven rather than process-driven, and you will make a difference.
So fasten your seat belt and hold on tight as one of North America’s most entertaining and motivational speakers
presents his renowned Making a Difference™ presentation. This insightful keynote focuses on the conscious choices
we make every day that impact the lives of others. It’s an eye-opening and heartfelt keynote detailing how to
positively influence people in every imaginable way, regardless of our position or status. Each of us has the potential
to transform the culture of an organization through our actions and attitude. Making a Difference™ centers on three empowering dynamics:
Purpose: It’s what drives you!
Passion: It’s what fuels you!
Pride: It’s what defines you!
While we don’t always know what challenges face the people we meet every day, we do have the power to bring them hope. That hope can
multiply a thousand times over and spread throughout the world exponentially—and it all begins with you. This is the essential, motivating truth
behind Making a Difference™!
Gelli Printing Silk Scarves Workshop with Patricia Whittle. Customize your own silk scarf, lunch at That Little Place by the Lights
(A family run business in the heart of downtown Huntsville. Specializing in freshly made Gelato and homemade Italian food.)
Then off to SoapStones (soapstones.ca) to create your own custom soaps and finish the day at the resort with High Tea by the
company Steeped Tea who appeared on the Dragon’s Den. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrFMCZK0q5Y
10:00-12:30 TRADE SHOW - Refreshments inside Trade Show
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSION:
BEREAVEMENT AUTHORITY OF ONTARIO (BAO) - Interim Chair, Tom Wright
Tom Wright was elected Chair of the Interim Board of Directors of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario in September 2014. He is also Chair of
the Interim Board of Directors of the Ontario Film Review Board elected in 2013.
In November 1997 Tom became Registrar under the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act and in January 2002 became CEO at the
Real Estate Council of Ontario until his retirement in September 2014. RECO was one of the first delegated administrative
authorities established by what is now the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services.
From 1991 to 1997 Tom was Information and Privacy Commissioner for the Province of Ontario heading the office responsible for
ensuring that ministries and government agencies of the provincial government and municipal organizations comply with
Ontario’s freedom of information and privacy laws.
A graduate of Queen’s Law School, Tom was called to the Ontario Bar in 1975 and practiced law for 10 years prior to joining
the Ontario Public Service in 1985 where he held various legal positions.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (members only)
PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION, BANQUET & AWARD CEREMONY
Celebrating Licensing Milestone? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet up with your classmates. Come
to Deerhurst to see old friends and make new ones. Make sure you let the office know what class year you
THANK YOU TO OUR 2015 SPONSORS: