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Congratulations to the 2016 Floral Display Competition Winners:

  • Best Container Planting and Hanging Baskets goes to Town of Amherstburg's hanging baskets and planters around town, planted by Amherstburg’s Parks Department under the direction of Annette Zahaluk
  • Best Small Garden goes to City of Brampton's Harry Shields Park garden, planted by Zena Colantonio
  • Best Floral Art goes to City of Brantford's Glenhyrst Gardens Peacock design, planted by Mark Meloun, Joanna Konchowiec-Szeksztello, Deb McCoy, Megan Piette, Jordan Kotiuk, & Aleah McCormick
  • Best Median/Boulevard Planting goes to City of Guelph's Four Corners Yellow Bed garden, planted by Andrea Harris, Jessica Ince, Stephanie LaPointe, Thuy Le, & Emma Burger
  • Best Medium to Large Garden goes to City of Hamilton's Sam Lawrence Park flag bed garden, planted by Tony Ionni, Kevin Blackadar, Greg Cain, Landon Fama, Thomas Elderman, Mike Van Zeist, & Marco Ferreirs
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OPA is 80!

Thank you to all of our members, past and present, for partnering with us in Protecting Tomorrow Today!

A special thank you to all present and past board members who have helped grow and form our wonderful association. (To see photos of some of our past presidents click here.)

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What: OPA's 7th Annual Equipment Education Golf Forum

When: Monday, September 12th

Where: Legends on the Niagara Golf Course

Golfers - register today to golf and take advantage of the super early bird rate!

Sponsors - we have numerous opportunities for you to participate - check them out today!

Places to Grow Implementation Fund - Do you have an innovative project idea that will advance growth planning and support the development of complete communities in Ontario? If so, applications for the Places to Grow Implementation Fund are being accepted until September 22, 2016!

Areas of focus can include building complete communities, encouraging active transportation, developing transit-supportive urban form, curbing urban sprawl, promoting intensification, aligning land use planning with economic development, addressing housing mix and affordability, enhancing data and performance monitoring, etc.

Please click the following link for more information on the Places to Grow Implementation Fund.

Lyme Disease Stakeholder Resource Kit

The Lyme Disease Stakeholder Resource Group has developed a Lyme disease resource tool kit to help you and your staff stay safe from ticks this summer. Download your resource kit by clicking the following link or check out the Ministry Lyme disease website for information on ticks and Lyme disease.

Current Job Postings

PLEASE NOTE: When applying for jobs listed on the OPA website you must follow the application instructions provided on the posting for which you are applying. OPA does not accept applications on behalf of the organizations who have posted jobs on the OPA website.

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7856 5th Line South · Milton · Ontario · L9T 2X8 *

Phone: 905-864-6182 · Toll Free: 1-866-560-7783 · Fax: 905-864-6184

Email: shelley@ontarioparksassociation.ca or training@ontarioparksassociation.ca

(*Note: If you are mapping our location, enter Halton Hills, not Milton, as the city)


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