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Ontario Hockey Association Announces Annual General Meeting, presented by Dairy Farmers of Ontario

Cambridge, ON – The 134th edition of the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will return to Nottawasaga Inn Resort and Conference Centre, presented by Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO). The event will take place June 16-17, 2023.

“The OHA is really excited to be going back to Nottawasaga Inn Resort for our 2023 AGM. This amazing property has something for everyone,” said OHA Board of Directors Chair Marc Mercier. “This event provides a unique opportunity for OHA members from across Ontario to come together and celebrate our great game.”

“We are thrilled to support OHA as their AGM sponsor, as well as our bursary winners who show tremendous resilience, sportsmanship and leadership on and off the ice,” said Cheryl Smith, Chief Executive Officer of DFO. “Through this bursary, we recognize outstanding Ontario youth athletes who demonstrate MilkUP’s values: perseverance, originality, and heart.”

Back by popular demand, the event will kickoff on June 16 with the OHA Golf Tournament.Click here to register (note: space is limited – to secure your spot register now)!

For the first time ever, the event will include a tradeshow where approximately 25 companies will showcase their products and services to benefit OHA Members. The event will also include both on-ice and off-ice activities for coaches, officials and trainers.

The event will conclude on Saturday, June 17 with league meetings and the OHA AGM. The event will also feature the 2022-2023 OHA Award recipients and will unveil DFO bursary winners.

Look for more information, including AGM registration information in the coming weeks at ohahockey.ca.

About the Ontario Hockey Association

The Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) was founded on November 27, 1890, and is the governing body for the majority of Junior and Senior hockey in the Province of Ontario.  The OHA is a Member Partner of the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) which is one of thirteen Provincial and Regional Branches of Hockey Canada. It is comprised of three Junior hockey leagues and one Senior hockey league: Junior A – Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL); Junior B – Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL); Junior C – Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL); and Sr. AAA – Allan Cup Hockey (ACH). In 2017-18, these four leagues encompassed 110 teams at the Junior and Senior levels. 

The objectives of the OHA are to foster and encourage the sport of amateur hockey, to conduct competition in the various categories established, to determine teams for entry into the inter-branch competitions that may be provided by Hockey Canada, and to provide for the affiliation of other hockey organizations.

The OHA provides administrative resources, coordinates programs, services and events for hockey participants and provides support to various Development Programs for coaches, officials, trainers and players, Safety and Risk Management Issues and offers resources for Harassment and Abuse education.

About Dairy Farmers of Ontario

Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) is the marketing board for the largest sector of Ontario agriculture. Our mission is to provide leadership and excellence in the production and marketing of Canadian milk for a dynamic, profitable growing dairy industry. Ontario’s more than 3,400 dairy farmers, their families and employees are proud to produce high-quality milk for Canadians. For more information, visit www.milk.org.

About MilkUP

MilkUP is Dairy Farmers of Ontario’s bold and dynamic Gen Z lifestyle brand. Whether through academics, sports or entertainment, MilkUP is there encouraging Gen Zs to ‘milk every moment’. Our brand motivates Ontario youth using authentic experiences that inspires them to realize their untapped potential and re-embrace milk as a lifestyle staple. Learn more about MilkUP initiatives at www.milk.org/MilkUP.

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For more information or to set up an interview, please contact:

Chris McCleary                                                           Charzie Abendanio

General Manager, Operations & Marketing              Manager, Communications (External)   

Ontario Hockey Association                                       Dairy Farmers of Ontario

[email protected]                                          [email protected]

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