Inaugural Succession Day
On March 9th, OXA held its first Succession Day luncheon. Members were invited to bring their company’s next or future generation to the weekly OXA meeting to participate and see what the association is all about. Vesta Marble successor Bruno Polito was the craft talk presenter for the day. Based on the success of this first-time event, we look forward to meeting even more future leaders next year at this new annual initiative.
Special Luncheon Honouring Dr. Roly Armitage
Last week, OXA members came together to celebrate long-time member Dr. Roly Armitage with a surprise luncheon in his honour. Roly’s family and friends were on hand to share the day with his OXA colleagues and to help make it extra special. OXA President Graham Young and Vice-President Stephanie Applejohn awarded Roly the distinction of OXA Lifetime Member.
Annual Christmas Luncheon
Last week’s meeting was the last luncheon of 2022. Members enjoyed a holiday meal together before sharing Thank Yous and well wishes for the year.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
This year, just over 60 members and guests attended the OXA’s annual Christmas Event at member restaurant, NeXT.
Upon arrival, members and their guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and drinks while mingling and networking with one another. Sports & Social Chair, Will Pearl kicked off the evening by welcoming everyone before turning things over to Chef Michael Blackie and his staff who prepared a delicious four-course meal.
After dinner, participants were entertained by musician John Allaire, whose performance was enjoyed by all. Throughout the evening there were draws for various prizes. Once again this annual event was a resounding success and a fabulous time was had by everyone in attendance.
Annual Golf Event 2022
Last week was the OXA’s golf event at Emerald Links Golf & Country Club. Just over 45 golfers participated in this yearly event and additional members who did not golf joined the event both before and after for a BBQ lunch and/or chicken & rib dinner.
As always, a great time was had by all. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s event and to Martin Patterson and the staff at Emerald Links for once again hosting us and helping to make this great event a success.
President's Summer Social Event 2022
This year’s President’s Summer Social event was hosted by President Graham Young and his wife, Lindsay at Beyond the Pale Brewing Company.
Upon arrival, members and their guests enjoyed networking and mingling. After opening remarks from Graham, attendees sampled mini lobster rolls and oysters from Supply and Demand and a BBQ Buffet from The SmoQue Shack.
The event was a resounding success and a great time was had by all! The laid-back atmosphere was the perfect way to mark the return of this fabulous annual event after a two-year hiatus.
Axe Throwing Event 2019
Last week, the OXA held its first ever axe throwing event. Approx. 40 members and their guests arrived at BATL Axe Throwing on Lancaster Road to participate in the event.
After signing in, participants enjoyed a delicious hot and cold sandwich buffet provided by Ottawa Events Catering while also practicing their axe throwing. During the tournament portion of the evening, each person threw several rounds against their fellow competitors until there were only two competitors left. The final showdown to determine the champion saw Jason Applejohn of the green team, throwing against Paz Blundell of the purple team.
Congratulations to the 2019 OXA Axe Throwing Champion… PAZ BLUNDELL!
Annual Golf Event 2018
Over fifty golfers came out to take part in this year’s Nine & Dine event at Anderson Links Golf & Country Club. The day started with a BBQ lunch at noon before golfers heading out to the course for a 1 PM shotgun start. After their golf game members and their guests enjoyed a delicious chicken & rib dinner. A great time was had by everyone who attended!
President's Summer Social Event 2018
Last week was the Annual President’s Summer Social. This year’s event was hosted by President François Beauvais and his wife Jennifer Ferrari at Sterling Steakhouse & Seafood in Gatineau.
Member Guest Event
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Annual Christmas Event
This year’s Christmas event was a huge success. It was our biggest turn out for this annual event in a number of years. Member firm, Sala San Marco was the location for this year’s exciting event. Helping to enhance the evening, Cartier Place Suite Hotel hosted a meet and greet in their penthouse prior to event for members and their guests and Elite Limousine provided a shuttle bus to and from the hotel.
2017 Annual Golf Tournament
This year’s annual tournament was held at Anderson Links Golf & Country Club. Forty golfers started their day with a hearty breakfast before heading out for a great day of golf. Participants took part in several on course events including hole-in-ones and a Beat the Pro prior to heading in for a delicious chicken and rib BBQ lunch and prizes.
President’s Summer Social Event
This year’s Annual President’s Summer Social event was hosted by President Simon Wood. The location for the event, the Barley Mow Pub on Bank St., holds a special place in Simon’s heart as it is situated right across for the street from where he held his first job. Approx. 50 attendees enjoyed and evening of hors d’oeuvres, a 3 course dinner and music while mingling and making connections.
Annual Bowling Event
Once again the OXA’s Sports & Social Committee put on a fantastic Bowling Event. This year’s annual event was held at Merivale Bowling Lanes and saw another great turnout. Approx. 40 participants took part in the Rock ‘n Bowl fun followed by a delicious buffet meal and trophy presentations.
Member Recruitment Event
In spite of the snowy weather, approx. 30 members and their potential member guests attended this intimate networking event at Cartier Place Suite Hotel. Current OXA members Graham Young and Ann Freel shared some of their experiences during their time with the association as well as many of the benefits that come with being a member.
Annual Golf Tournament 2016
On Thursday, August 25, the OXA held their Annual Golf Tournament at Emerald Links Golf & Country Club.
The rain forecast for the day finished up early so everyone was able to enjoy a great event. Participants arrived at the course for the 11:30am registration and then enjoyed a tasty BBQ lunch before heading out on the course for a 1:00pm shotgun start.
Forty-eight golfers came out to take participate in the fun on the course despite the heat and humidity. This year’s event had participants trying to snag the seemingly elusive hole-in-one at not only one, but two holes on the challenging course.
After golf, everyone returned to the clubhouse for appetizers, networking, a delicious chicken and rib dinner and lots of prizes.
This year’s event was another overwhelming success thanks to our sponsors, prize donors and participants.
We hope to see you out next year!